Who Should Take This Course?

Hazardous Materials Technicians are emergency responders who are trained to approach the point of a hazardous material spill or release, while using personal protective equipment (PPE), in order to stop or control the hazardous substance. HAZMAT Technicians perform advance control, containment, and confinement operations and use decontamination procedures.

This HAZMAT Technician Training Refresher (8 Hours) is designed to help workers refresh their Hazardous Materials Technician level training previously completed per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii). Students of this 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician training are able to choose between three versions of the course, in order to select the training topics most applicable to their job.

The HAZMAT Technician training requirements are found in 29 CFR 1910.120(q). These requirements should not be confused with the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.120(e), which requires those trained to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER and 24 Hour HAZWOPER levels to complete OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training annually.

Per the HAZMAT Technician HAZWOPER training requirement 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i):

Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies.

HAZMAT Technician Refresher – Additional Options

We also offer a 4 Hour HAZMAT Technician Training Refresher course option which allows students to choose from among three different versions in order to receive the training material most applicable to their job. As an alternative to 4 or 8 hour annual refresher training, some employers prefer to have their employees take a 4 Hour Refresher course every six months or every three months in order to meet their own training goals and/or shorten the time between refresher training sessions.

For more information on OSHA HAZMAT Technician training requirements or the HAZMAT Tech courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT Technician Training page.

HAZMAT Technician Refresher

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Course Outline

There are three versions of this online HAZMAT Technician training refresher available, so you can choose the version most applicable to you and your job. All three versions meet OSHA requirements and provide the same certificate at course completion.

The course sections are fully narrated and interactive. Quiz questions within each section help the student retain knowledge that will be needed for the module exams.

Version 1 – ERG, Animated Video Series & Online Tabletop Exercise

Module 1
SectionTitle
Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
1Hazardous Materials, Substances and Wastes
2Recognizing Hazmat Incidents
Module 1 Exam
Module 2
SectionTitle
3Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
4ERG White Pages Quiz
5ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages
6ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
7ERG Orange-bordered Pages
8ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
9ERG Green-bordered Pages
10ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz
Module 2 ERG Exercise
Module 3
SectionTitle
11Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician and Hazmat Incidents
12Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
13Emergency Response Planning
Module 3 Exam
Module 4
SectionTitle
14Hazardous Materials Referencing
15Introduction to Toxicology
16Toxicology Exposures and Effects
17Exposure Standards and Guidelines
18Physical and Chemical Properties
Module 4 Exam
Module 5
SectionTitle
19Site Control
20Incident Safety
21Hazard and Risk Assessment
22Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
23Hazmat Technician Decontamination
24Special Considerations
Module 5 Exam
Module 6
SectionTitle
25Notification to Termination Part 1
26Notification to Termination Part 2
Module 6 Exam
Module 7
SectionTitle
27Scenario Overview
Scenario Phase 1: Initiating a Response
Scenario Phase 2: Assembling at the Incident
Scenario Phase 3: Establishing Initial Isolation Distances
Scenario Phase 4: Receiving Your Assignment from the IC
Scenario Phase 5: Group Assignments
Scenario Phase 6: The Pre-entry Briefing and Entry Operation Start
Scenario Phase 7: The Entry Operation
Summary and Conclusion

Version 2 – Incident Command & Animated Videos

Module 1
SectionTitle
Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
1Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician and Hazmat Incidents
2Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
3Emergency Response Planning
Exam 1
Module 2
SectionTitle
4Hazmat Incident Command and Public Sector Response
5Hazmat Group Functional Leaders
6Additional ICS Hazmat Group Positions
7Hazmat Incident Command and the Private Facility Response
Exam 2
Module 3
SectionTitle
8Hazardous Materials Referencing
9Introduction to Toxicology
10Toxicology Exposures and Effects
11Exposure Standards and Guidelines
12Physical and Chemical Properties
Exam 3
Module 4
SectionTitle
13Site Control
14Incident Safety
15Hazard and Risk Assessment
16Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
17Hazmat Technician Decontamination
18Special Considerations
Exam 4
Module 5
SectionTitle
19Notification to Termination Part 1
20Notification to Termination Part 2
Summary and Conclusion

Version 3 – PPE & Online Tabletop Exercise

Module 1
SectionTitle
Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
1Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician and Hazmat Incidents
2Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
3Emergency Response Planning
Exam 1
Module 2
SectionTitle
4Introduction to Respiratory Protection
5Types of Respiratory Protection
6Respiratory Protection Video Section Equipment Familiarization
Exam 2
Module 3
SectionTitle
7Chemical Protective Clothing Overview
8Medical Considerations for Chemical Protective Clothing
9Chemical Protective Clothing Program
10Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
11Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
12Donning Chemical Protective Clothing
13Doffing Chemical Protective Clothing
14Decontaminating Chemical Protective Clothing
15Inspection Storage and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
16Training and Monitoring for Protective Clothing
17Level A Video Section
18Level B Video Section
19Other Protective Equipment Video Clips
Exam 3
Module 4
SectionTitle
20Gas Detection Basics
21Preventing Sparks
22Sensor Technology
23Types of Gas Detection Systems
24Colorimetric Tubes and Diffusion Tubes
25Flammability and CGI’s (Combustible Gas Indicators)
26PIDs and FIDs
27Other Detection Devices
28Monitoring and Detection Video Section – Equipment Familiarization
29Miscellaneous Tools Equipment Video Clips
Exam 4
Module 5
SectionTitle
30Scenario Overview
Scenario Phase 1: Initiating a Response
Scenario Phase 2: Assembling at the Incident
Scenario Phase 3: Establishing Initial Isolation Distances
Scenario Phase 4: Receiving Your Assignment from the IC
Scenario Phase 5: Group Assignments
Scenario Phase 6: The Pre-entry Briefing and Entry Operation Start
Scenario Phase 7: The Entry Operation
Summary & Conclusion

Course Exam

  • The course includes exams based on the course modules. One exam must be taken after the completion of most of the modules.
  • Each exam consists of 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass each exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the modules and sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

Course Format

Our HAZMAT refresher training  is a 100% online, fully narrated course that can be completed at your own pace. Progress is saved within our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS) which is available 24/7. Certified Outreach Trainers have designed this course to refresh your hazmat technician training and enhance your safety. The training material is up-to-date, high quality and uses audio, visual, and interactive elements to ensure maximum retention. Students also can download a PDF Student Manual which includes the course training material for note-taking and future reference. We are so certain you will be satisfied with the course, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format. Within 24 hours of course completion, you will also be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion.

Accreditation

Our 8 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Training Refresher was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. It is intended to meet the OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training requirement of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8).

HAZMAT Technician Certification

Once the course is completed through our Online Training System (OTS), you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format. Within 24 hours of course completion, you will also be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion.

Course Objectives

The objectives of our OSHA 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher course are to meet:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training requirement of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8).
  • OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this course are based upon which version of the class you select. Three versions are available, so you can choose the one most applicable to you and your job. All three versions meet OSHA requirements and provide the same certificate at course completion.

Version 1 - ERG, Animated Video Series & Online Tabletop Exercise

In Version 1, as part of the training, students will watch an animated video series which depicts a complete HAZMAT incident. Additionally, students will interactively complete an online tabletop exercise. After completing Version 1 of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize hazardous materials incidents and use different references to identify hazardous substances
  • Use the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) as a reference at a hazardous materials incident site
  • Describe the standards and regulations that HAZMAT Technicians must follow
  • Know basic toxicology principles, such as exposure and effects, chemical and physical properties, and exposure standards
  • Use risk assessment, incident safety and site control techniques
  • Know how to determine appropriate HAZMAT decontamination
  • Describe advanced HAZMAT mitigation techniques

Version 2 - Incident Command & Animated Videos

In Version 2, as part of the training, students will watch an animated video series which depicts a complete HAZMAT incident. After completing Version 2 of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the standards and regulations that HAZMAT Technicians must follow
  • Implement the Incident Command System as part of a HAZMAT incident
  • Know basic toxicology principles, such as exposure and effects, chemical and physical properties, and exposure standards
  • Use risk assessment, incident safety and site control techniques
  • Know how to determine appropriate HAZMAT decontamination
  • Describe advanced HAZMAT mitigation techniques

Version 3 - PPE & Online Tabletop Exercise

In Version 3, as part of the training, students will interactively complete an online tabletop exercise. After completing Version 3 of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the standards and regulations that HAZMAT Technicians must follow
  • Understand the respiratory protection equipment that HAZMAT Technicians use
  • Identify the personal protective equipment (PPE) available to HAZMAT Technicians
  • Identify the types of monitors and detectors that HAZMAT Technicians may use and understand sensor technology

Additional Training

Please note that this online HAZMAT refresher training provides valuable information which applies to a general population of employees who work in HAZMAT teams, Spill Response teams or Emergency Response teams. This course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace. OSHA requires workers to have adequate training of specialized equipment before use in a hazardous work environment. Regardless of whether online or classroom training is chosen, students should complete equipment training with the actual equipment used in their workplace and role.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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