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.
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 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.
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.
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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.