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.

Our blended HAZMAT Technician Level III Responder course (16 hrs online plus 8 hrs in classroom) is designed to help Hazardous Materials Technicians meet the 24 hour training requirement per OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120(q). Per OSHA, annual refresher training is required with sufficient content and duration to maintain competencies.

This blended 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician training course is comprised of three 8 hour parts. The first two parts are completed online, and the third part is completed in the classroom:

  • Part 1 – First Responder Operations training / FRO training (Online)
  • Part 2 – Transitioning from an FRO to a Hazardous Materials Technician (Online)
  • Part 3 – Equipment familiarization and scenario exercise (Classroom)
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For more information on OSHA HAZMAT Technician training requirements or the HAZMAT Tech courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT Technician Training page.

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Course Outline

The course consists of three parts: two online and one in a classroom. The two online parts consist of 10 modules, which include 45 sections that must be completed sequentially through our Online Training System (OTS). Once the student has completed the online portion of the course, they may attend the 8 hour hands-on classroom portion.

Part 1 – First Responder Operations | FRO (Online)

Module 1
SectionTitle
1Introduction to Hazmat Emergency Response
2Hazmat Emergency Responders
3Hazardous Materials, Substances and Wastes
4Recognizing Hazmat Incidents
Exam 1
Module 2
SectionTitle
5Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
6ERG White Pages Quiz
7ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages
8ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
9ERG Orange-bordered Pages
10ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
11ERG Green-bordered Pages
12ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz
Exam 2
Module 3
SectionTitle
13Managing Hazmat Incidents for the FRO
14Basic Actions for all First Responders
Exam 3
Module 4
SectionTitle
15Road Trailer Identification
16Rail and Other Modes of Transportation
17Other Hazmat Container Identification
Exam 4
Module 5
SectionTitle
18Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
19Fire Control on a Hazmat Incident
20FRO Entry Operations at a Hazmat Incident
21Decontamination and the FRO
22FRO Mitigation
23FRO Summary and Conclusion
Exam 5

Part 2 – Transitioning from a FRO to a HAZMAT Technician (Online)

Module 1
SectionTitle
1Introduction to Part 2 The Hazardous Materials Technician
2Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician
3Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
4Emergency Response Planning
Exam 1
Module 2
SectionTitle
5Hazmat Incident Command and the Public Sector Response
6Hazmat Group Functional Leaders
7Additional ICS Hazmat Group Positions
8Hazmat Incident Command and the Private Facility Response
Exam 2
Module 3
SectionTitle
9Hazardous Materials Referencing
10Introduction to Toxicology
11Toxicology Exposures and Effects
12Exposure Standards and Guidelines
13Physical and Chemical Properties
Exam 3
Module 4
SectionTitle
14Site Control
15Incident Safety
16Hazard and Risk Assessment
17Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
18Hazmat Technician Decontamination
19Special Considerations
Exam 4
Module 5
SectionTitle
20Hazmat Incident from Notification to Termination Part 1
21Hazmat Incident from Notification to Termination Part 2
Summary and Conclusion for Part 2

Part 3 – Responder Equipment (Complete in Classroom)

The 8 hour hands-on training provides students access to examples of specialized equipment, where they can practice using the equipment. The equipment we train with in the classroom may vary slightly from the specific equipment that you will use as part of your job. Any worker required to use specialized equipment must be trained on the proper use of their specific equipment prior to use.

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Course Format

Our blended 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician training is a brand-new course offering, with state-of-the-art training features, including animations showing an entire HAZMAT emergency from incident notification to termination.

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this course includes up-to-date, high quality training created with your safety and learning as our top priority. The online portion of the course features interactive training modules, which combine audio and visual elements for maximum retention. Our Online Training System (OTS) and online courses are available 24/7, using a computer with an internet connection. For your convenience, courses can be completed over time, and your progress will be saved to the last section completed.

The 8 hour hands-on training provides students access to examples of specialized equipment, where they can practice using the equipment. The equipment we train with in the classroom may vary slightly from the specific equipment that you will use as part of your job. Any worker required to use specialized equipment must be trained on the proper use of their specific equipment prior to use. For this reason, many students choose our OSHA 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Online course, and follow up with on-site equipment training at the work site.

Students are given 6 months to complete the course after enrollment. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, 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 blended 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Level III Responder course was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. It is OSHA accepted and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii).

24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificatewhich 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 24 Hour Hazmat Technician – Blended course are to meet:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) for general industry
  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement of 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(iii) for construction
  • HAZWOPER training requirements for 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.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the laws and regulations that Hazmat Emergency Responders must follow
  • Describe HAZMAT Emergency Responder training requirements
  • Understand why an effective Emergency Response Plan is needed
  • Describe the elements of an effective Medical Surveillance Program
  • Implement the Incident Command System as part of an emergency response
  • Use the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) as a reference at a hazardous materials incident site
  • Execute scene size up during a hazardous materials emergency response
  • Recognize hazardous materials incidents and use different references to determine the associated hazards
  • Know the principles of basic toxicology and  how it relates to chemical exposure
  • Select and use proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Understand the medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
  • Understand the principles of decontamination and the methods used for decontamination
  • Understand hazardous substance physical and chemical properties
  • Understand the importance of a Site Specific Safety Plan
  • Use containment and control techniques on hazardous substance spills
  • Recognize the detection and monitoring tools available
  • Understand incident termination procedures and Post Incident Analysis techniques

Additional Training

Please note that this classroom/online combo HAZMAT Tech training class provides valuable training 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.

Course Options

The 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician course is comprised of three 8 hour parts:

Part 1 – First Responder Operations training / FRO training

Part 2 – Transitioning from an FRO to a Hazardous Materials Technician

Part 3 – Equipment familiarization and scenario exercise


Options for this training:

*FRO certification must be refreshed within the past year.

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