When they respond to chemical spills, Hazmat Technicians are typically members of Hazmat Teams, often referred to as Spill Response Teams or Emergency Response Teams.
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.
Our Online OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician training is Revolutionary…
Students are shown a complete animated video series depicting an entire hazmat emergency from incident notification to termination.
Our blended version includes 16 hours of online training coupled with 8 hours of classroom training. It is really two classes combined, one online and one in a classroom environment.
In the classroom portion, students receive hands-on training during 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 actually having to use it in a hazardous work environment. This session introduces students to examples of this type of equipment and allows them to practice with it.
This version of the OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician Course may still need to be followed up with on-site specific equipment training because the equipment that is used during the instruction for our classroom training may not be the exact equipment employees will be using as part of their job functions. For this reason many users opt to take the OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician Online course.
We are always working to add new locations across the United States for students to take the hands-on portion of their training. We do this through an affiliate partnership with other training providers, but are very selective we partner about with whom to ensure the highest quality training.
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Some students prefer to get the 8-hour hands-on training locally through another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 16 Hour Hazmat Technician course to combine with the hands-on portion.
Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training
Certificate of Completion
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PVC Wallet Identification
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There's no need to finish training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume where you left off.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer with high speed internet that meets our system Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or Instructor Hotline. Expect a response within 1 hour during business hours -- guaranteed within 24 hours.
6 Months to Complete
Take up to six months to complete your online training, at your own pace and schedule -- online training is available 24/7.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
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About This Course
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.
This 16 Hour Online portion of this course consists of 45 sections broken down into 10 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.
The objectives of our OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician are to meet the 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.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(iii):
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe laws and regulations that apply to the Hazmat Emergency Responder;
- Describe the training requirements for the Hazmat Emergency Responder;
- Explain the importance of an effective Emergency Response Plan;
- List the components of an effective Medical Surveillance Program;
- Implement the Incident Command System as part of an emergency response;
- Reference the DOT-Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) as guidance for initial actions at the scene of a hazardous materials incident;
- Perform effective scene size up during hazardous materials emergency response;
- Recognize hazardous materials incidents and research their hazards utilizing various reference sources;
- Understand basic toxicology principles and how they relate to chemical exposure;
- Select and utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the Hazmat Emergency Responder;
- Understand medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC);
- Understand decontamination methods and the principles of decontamination;
- Understand the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances;
- Understand the importance of a Site Specific Safety Plan;
- Perform hazardous substance spill and containment and control techniques;
- Understand the detection and monitoring tools available to the Hazmat Emergency Responder; and
- Describe incident termination procedures and Post Incident Analysis techniques.
The Safety Unlimited, Inc. 24 Hour Hazmat Technician training is divided into the following three 8 hour parts.
- Part 1 – First Responder Operations or FRO training;
- Part 2 – Transitioning from an FRO to a Hazardous Materials Technician; and
- Part 3 – Equipment familiarization and scenario exercise.
Options for taking these three parts include:
* FRO certification must be refreshed within the past year.
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.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure their employees are trained adequately to do their job.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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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 24 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. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements
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Yes, once you have completed a course, you are 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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Yes, in addition to the pdf certificate, this course also comes with a PVC wallet ID card with optional photo. ID cards are mailed from our Main Office in Southern California via U.S. Postal Service to anywhere in the United States. Addresses outside the U.S. may incur additional postage fees. Wallet ID cards are created and mailed either the same or next business day, depending on what time the course is completed. Please allow for appropriate mail time, as this may vary by location.
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