OSHA Hazmat Emergency Responder per 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 1926.65(q)
* Hands-on training with company-specific HAZMAT response equipment
Hazardous Materials Technicians are trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies in an offensive fashion. Their primary role is to stop or control a spill or release by approaching the point of the release using specialized personal protective equipment (PPE).
Hazmat Technicians are typically members of Hazmat Teams, often referred to as Spill Response Teams or Emergency Response Teams, when they respond to chemical spills.
OSHA requires Hazardous Materials Technicians to be trained in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. This training is also referred to as Hazmat Tech, Level III Responder, Industry Tech, or any combination of these terms.
Per OSHA, this training requires annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain responder competencies.
Students are shown a complete animated video series depicting an entire hazmat emergency from incident notification to termination.
This 16 hour online version is intended to be coupled with 8 hours of classroom training conducted in-house by the employer.
In the 8 hour hands-on classroom portion, students should receive hands-on training with the specific equipment they will use as part of their job in order to complete the final 8 hours of their 24-hour certification. OSHA requires workers to be adequately trained to use specialized equipment in a training environment before having to use it in a hazardous work environment.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training. If selected during enrollment, your PVC wallet ID, with optional photo, will be mailed within 24 hours.
Take up to six months to complete your 16 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder - Online training.
Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
The objective of our Online 16 Hour Hazmat Technician course is to assist students in ultimately reaching the OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician training level when combined with company specific 8 hour hands-on training in accordance with Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) for general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(iii) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.
Hazardous materials technician. Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases 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 equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas and the employer shall so certify:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
This OSHA accepted training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii). Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.
Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 16 Contact Hours (1.6 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
The Safety Unlimited, Inc. 24 Hour Hazmat Technician training is divided into the following three 8 hour parts.
Options for taking these three parts include:
We offer a Federal Classroom Version, a California State Certified Classroom Version, and an OSHA 24-Hour HAZMAT Technician Blended with 16 hours of online training coupled with 8 hours of hands-on training.
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The 8 Hour Hands-on session builds on what is learned in the 16 Hour online portion, so the online portion must be completed prior to attending the 8 Hour Hands-on portion.
The OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER training is intended for cleanup operations under section (e) of the HAZWOPER Regulation, while 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician training is a Level III Emergency Responder Training level intended for those that respond to hazardous materials releases as part of a HAZMAT team trained under section (q) of the HAZWOPER Regulation
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 16 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.
Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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