Level III Responder - 16 Hours Online Training Blended with 8 Hours of Hands-on Classroom Training
Did you know there are FIVE 24-Hour HAZWOPER courses required by the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120?
Each of these courses is very different in both to whom they apply and the topics that are covered during the training.Learn which course is right for you.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take up to six months to complete your 24 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder - Blended 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 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.
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:
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.
|1||Introduction to Hazmat Emergency Response|
|2||Hazmat Emergency Responders|
|3||Hazardous Materials, Substances, and Wastes|
|4||Recognizing Hazmat Incidents|
|Module 1 Exam|
|5||Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview|
|6||ERG White Pages Quiz|
|7||ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages|
|8||ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages Quiz|
|9||ERG Orange-bordered Pages|
|10||ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz|
|11||ERG Green-bordered Pages|
|12||ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz|
|Module 2 Exam|
|13||Managing Hazmat Incidents for the FRO|
|14||Basic Actions for all First Responders|
|Module 3 Exam|
|15||Road Trailer Identification|
|16||Rail and Other Modes of Transportation|
|17||Other Hazmat Container Identification|
|Module 4 Exam|
|18||Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)|
|19||Fire Control on a Hazmat Incident|
|20||FRO Entry Operations at a Hazmat Incident|
|21||Decontamination and the FRO|
|23||FRO Summary and Conclusion|
|1||Introduction to Part 2 The Hazardous Materials Technician|
|2||Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician|
|3||Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician|
|4||Emergency Response Planning|
|Module 1 Exam|
|5||Hazmat Incident Command and the Public Sector Response|
|6||Hazmat Group Functional Leaders|
|7||Additional ICS Hazmat Group Positions|
|8||Hazmat Incident Command and the Private Facility Response|
|Module 2 Exam|
|9||Hazardous Materials Referencing|
|10||Introduction to Toxicology|
|11||Toxicology Exposures and Effects|
|12||Exposure Standards and Guidelines|
|13||Physical and Chemical Properties|
|Module 3 Exam|
|16||Hazard and Risk Assessment|
|17||Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques|
|18||Hazmat Technician Decontamination|
|Module 4 Exam|
|20||Hazmat Incident from Notification to Termination Part 1|
|21||Hazmat Incident from Notification to Termination Part 2|
|22||Summary and Conclusion for Part 2|
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).
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Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 24 Contact Hours (2.4 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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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. 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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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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