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Hazardous Materials Technician

Category: Emergency Response

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Prerequisites:

A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course. Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment. This must be received at least 5 weeks prior to the course start date. Registration will not be complete, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the ERTP Registrar. If registration is done on-line, scan a copy of the document and email it to the ERTP Registrar at ertp-registrar@tetratech.com.

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Course Materials:

HMT Agenda

Course Description:

This 3-day, 24-hour course emphasizes how to properly respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials for the purpose of mitigating the release in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii). This course is designed for the first responders (firefighters, law enforcement, hazmat team members and environmental personnel responding to emergencies). Individuals should have awareness and operations level training prior to attending this course.

The course focuses on:

  • Recognizing and evaluating a hazardous materials incident
  • Organizing the response team and protecting response personnel
  • Identifying and using response resources and equipment
  • Implementing confinement, containment and control measures
  • Refining decision-making skills to protect the public and environment

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Implement an emergency response plan
  • Classify, identify and verify known and unknown materials using field survey instruments and equipment
  • Function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System
  • Select the appropriate specialized chemical personal protective equipment
  • Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques
  • Perform advanced control, containment and/or confinement operations
  • Understand and implement decontamination procedures
  • Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.

Topics that are discussed include emergency response plans, characteristics of hazardous materials, toxicology, information resources, container identifications, incident command for hazardous materials, control contain and confinement of materials, chemical protective clothing, monitoring instruments, and decontamination.

Instructional methods used are lectures, class problem-solving sessions, and exercises. Emphasis is on the hands-on use of equipment to practically apply lecture information. Class members will participate in a full scale exercise designed to apply and test the lessons learned during the course. Participants will wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fully encapsulating suits. Individuals who are not participating in a respiratory protection and medical surveillance program should contact Registration and their employer prior to attending this course.

Note: A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course. Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment. This must be received at least 5 weeks prior to the course start date. Registration will not be complete, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the ERTP Registrar. If registration is done on-line, fax a copy of the document to the ERTP Registrar at 513-251-4137.

Note: This course meets and exceeds the minimum OSHA requirements of 24 hours of training for a hazardous materials technician.

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 22 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.