Note: we will be following the local/state health officials and CDC guidelines for COVID. We also will be taking student temperatures each day and require that all students attending wear a mask in class. We will be maintaining social distancing in the classroom and we have reduced student class sizes. We will also be implementing additional controls/mitigations to include disinfecting tables and chairs each day to reduce vulnerabilities.
Hazardous Materials Incident Commanders are trained to manage hazardous materials emergencies beyond that of the First Responder. Upon arrival to the scene, they formally assume command from the first responder, who should have already established a working ICS (Incident Command System) and would be the interim Incident Commander.
This course provides the tools a person needs to assume control of an emergency response to a hazardous materials incident. It focuses on legal and practical requirements to safely and competently manage a hazardous materials incident. Instructional methods include class activities, case studies, and tabletop exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on decision-making.
OSHA requires Hazardous Materials Incident Commanders to be trained in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. The total hourly requirement for Hazardous Materials Incident Commanders is 24 hours. This 16-hour class, coupled with the prerequisites, will bring the student to the 24-hour training level requirement.
Students, please bring a laptop computer with you to class. Class materials will be on student flash drives.