This 16 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder - Online
(16 Hours of Online Training to be combined w/8 Hours of Classroom Training done by the Employer) course instructs Hazardous Materials Technicians to respond to hazardous materials emergencies in an offensive fashion. With the primary role 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.
For those who may want to take the 8 Hour hands on portion with us, view current Classroom Training Schedule. You can also Request a Quote to host a class at your work site.
We also offer a completely online version, as well as a blended version in which we conduct the hands-on training.
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 16 Contact Hours (1.6 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
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).
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 16 Contact Hours (1.6 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
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:
- 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 Incident Command System.
- Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician.
- Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques.
- Be able to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit.
- Understand and implement decontamination procedures.
- Understand termination procedures.
- Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
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.
To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.
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