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24 Hour CSTI Hazardous Materials Technician
(CSTI Certified Classroom Version)

OSHA HAZWOPER (Section (q) - Hazmat Emergency Response)
$475.00

This 24 Hour CSTI Hazardous Materials Technician (CSTI Certified Classroom Version) course requires annual refresher training, per OSHA, of sufficient content and duration to maintain responder competencies.

This course has been approved for 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of REHS Continuing Education Credits (Public Health Accreditation #044).

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About This Training

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).

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.

First Responder Operations is a prerequisite for the CSTI version of this training, and if needed can be take online or in the classroom.

What is CSTI-Cal OES Training?

The California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal OES) serve as a critical component in providing emergency training programs to professionals who strive to protect and rescue citizens in harm. Training certification will be granted under California Government Code Section 8574.19-23 and California Code of Regulations Title 19, Sections 2510-2560.

This course will be taught by a CSTI certified outreach instructor who has successfully completed the CSTI course AND a CSTI Instructor Certification Course.

How Long Is This Training?

This training will take a minimum of 24 hours to complete. Our standard 3-day delivery format is three consecutive 8-hour days. Other options are available for client-hosted classes.

Who Should Take This Training

This course is intended for firefighters, government employees, military personnel, and private industry emergency responders who are members or becoming members of hazardous materials response teams.

How Else Can I Take This Course?

Currently, Safety Unlimited's instructors are only authorized for classroom delivery of this training. Classroom training is offered both through open enrollment or by employers hosting their own on-site training. This classroom training is offered as open enrollment at our training facility or as on-site training hosted by the employer. You can request a quote to have on-site training conducted at your location.

The 24 hour CSTI/Cal OES version of this training has not been approved for online course delivery.

Is This Course Certified?

Each participant who successfully completes this course is issued a state certificate from CSTI/Cal OES. This course also complies with the training requirements for First Responders Operations under Fed-OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and NFPA 472.

While a downloadable temporary certificate is available within 24 hours of completion, the certificate from the State of California takes up to 3 weeks for delivery.

REHS Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 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).

IACET Continuing Education Credits

Authorized IACET Provider

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.

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What Topics Does This Training Cover?

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Emergency Response Planning and Incident Command System
  • Site Control and Accepted Safety Practices
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment and Reference Source Exercise
  • Respiratory Protection (Lecture, Demonstration, and Practice)
  • Hazardous Materials Confined Space Considerations
  • Rescue Considerations
  • Chemical Protective Clothing (Lecture, Demonstration, and Practice)
  • Monitoring/Detecting Equipment (Lecture, Demonstration, and Practice)
  • Decontamination (Lecture, Demonstration, and Practice)
  • Site Safety Plans (Lecture, Demonstration, and Practice)
  • Hazardous Materials Offensive and Defensive Control Options
  • Incident Termination
  • Functional Exercise
  • Final Exam/Course Evaluation

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