In the Hazardous Materials Industry Technician course, we will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to effectively respond to industry hazardous materials events using necessary safety tactics in a professional, competent capacity. You will learn proper procedures for using field survey instruments and equipment, specialized PPE, and techniques for control, containment and/or confinement operations, as well as gain experience in rescuing injured or contaminated.
Hazardous Materials First Responder (Technician Level)
(C) Hazardous Materials Technician: Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous materials technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training of which 8 hours shall be equivalent to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas; and the employer shall so certify:
- Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
- Know the classification, identification, and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
- Be able to function within an assigned role in the ICS.
- Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical PPE provided to the hazardous materials technician.
- Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques.
- Be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations and rescue injured or contaminated persons within the capabilities of the resources and PPE available with the unit.
- Understand and implement equipment, victim, and rescue personnel decontamination procedures.
- Understand termination procedures.
- Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.
At the completion of this training session, participants will achieve all of the following objectives.
- All First Responder Awareness and Operations Level Information
- The Employer’s Emergency Response Plan
- Site Safety Plans and Standard Operating Procedures
- Classification, Identification and Verification of Known and Unknown Materials Haz Mat Release Countermeasures
- Safety, Isolation and Notifications (SIN)
- Offensive and Defensive Control Options for Hazardous Materials Releases
- Monitoring Equipment and Detection Devices
- Protection Actions
- Incident Command System
- Agency, Coordination and pre-Event Plans
- Rescue injured or contaminated persons within the capabilities of the resources and PPE available with the unit.
- Exercise, Critique and Exercise Briefing
- The Media and Haz Mat Legal Aspects
At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.