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).
This course has been approved for 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of REHS Continuing Education Credits (Public Health Accreditation #044).
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.
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 have a minimum of 24 hours of training 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.
Instead of in-person hands-on training, students are shown over 50 short video clips as if they were at one of our 8-hour hands-on sessions. These video clips are required viewing by each participant, and demonstrate Hazmat Response equipment in great detail.
Students participate in an Online Interactive Tabletop Exercise™ via our groundbreaking Tabletop Exercise Simulator™. In this exercise scenario, students play the role of a Hazmat Emergency Responder trained to the Hazmat Technician level, allowing the student to play a major role in the decision-making during the response.
Because students complete the OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician training course entirely online, Safety Unlimited, Inc. urges follow-up, on-site specific equipment training with the actual equipment that will be used as part of their role as an emergency responder. In fact, this is required even if a student attends one of our California certified courses or Fed-OSHA Classroom Hazmat Technician courses.
For those who prefer hands-on training as part of their initial training, we also offer the OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician Blended version of this course that offers 16 hours of online training and includes 8 hours of hands-on equipment training.
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.
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 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:
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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