OSHA HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING

HAZMAT EMERGENCY RESPONSE
24 hours  
       

 29CFR1910.120 (q)(6)(ii)

 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases.

(6) Training

Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization.  The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident.  Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs.

 (ii) First Responder Operations Level

 First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release.  They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release.  Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.  First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify

 (A)  Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.

 (B)  Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level.

 (C)  An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms.

 (D)  Know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their units.

 (E)  Know how to implement basic decontamination procedures

 (F)  An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.

 24 HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

 29CFR1910.120 (q)(6)(iii)

(q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases.

 (6) Training

 Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization.  The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident.  Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs.

 (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.

 (G)   Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.

 (H)   Know the classification, identifications and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment. 

(I)    Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System.

 (J)  Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician.

 (K)  Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques.

 (L)  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.

 (M)  Understand and implement decontamination procedures

 (N)  Understand termination procedures.

 (O)  Understand basic chemical and toxicological.