24 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Initial - Emergency Response Technician Level III

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This course provides 24 hours of initial HAZWOPER training for emergency response technicians who take aggressive response actions to stop a hazardous substance release.

Also known as “hazardous materials technicians,” “hazmat techs” or “industry techs,” Level III HAZWOPER responders are employees who approach the point of a hazardous substance release to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release. OSHA requires a minimum of 24 hours of classroom-based competency training for emergency response technicians at 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii).

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24 Hour Level III HAZWOPER Emergency Responder Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the scope and applicability of OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard
  • Articulate the importance of an effective Emergency Response Plan
  • Implement the Incident Command System (ICS) as part of emergency response
  • Recognize hazard labels (DOT, GHS, NFPA, HMIS)
  • Use the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to guide initial actions at the scene
  • Know the steps of a typical emergency response scenario
  • Identify health and safety risks
  • Identify basic actions for all First Responders
  • Know the components of a medical surveillance program
  • Select, fit, don, and doff PPE and respirators
  • Understand PPE maintenance, storage, training, and inspections
  • Know OSHA’s rules for site monitoring, control, and security
  • Decontaminate equipment
  • Understand the OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements

Who should take this HAZWOPER training course?

Emergency response technicians, also called hazmat technicians, hazardous materials technicians or “hazmat techs” who take aggressive action to plug, patch, or otherwise stop a hazardous substance release.

Additional HAZWOPER Training Requirements  

In addition to completing 24 hours of HAZWOPER training, hazmat technicians must be trained on any personal protective equipment (PPE) or equipment they will use to fulfill their responsibilities in an emergency. In all cases, it is the employer’s responsibility to certify that each HAZWOPER first responder receives adequate training.

HAZWOPER Refresher Training Also Available

OSHA requires hazmat techs to complete annual refresher training on critical HAZWOPER topics.

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