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Chemical Spills Response Training

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Chemical Spills Response Training Course Summary:

In the event of a hazardous chemical release, employers are responsible to have a plan in place to manage response. The universal priorities for response are the preservation of life, environment, and property. For each level of preservation a response team must have appropriate training to understand how to develop and execute chemical spill response plans while at the same time maintaining their own safety.

Who Would Benefit From This Course:

  • Owners
  • Supervisors
  • Millwrights and Maintenance Team Members
  • Lift Truck Operators Filling Batteries
  • Truck Drivers of Dangerous Goods
  • Spill Response Team Members
  • Small and Large Equipment Operators
  • Employees Dispensing and Decanting Chemicals
  • Security Team Members

Course Content:

  • Applicable legislation
  • Incident command system – A logical system to response
  • Standard operating guidelines – Five easy steps to take
  • Information resources –SDS, 2012 ER guide, CANUTEC, etc.
  • Predicting the behaviour of a spill
  • How to handle industrial spills – Solvents, acids, bases
  • Introduction to air monitoring
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Basic spill containment procedures – Diking, diverting, how to use the contents of my spill kit
  • Decontamination practices
  • Practical scenarios and tabletops
Duration 4 Hours
Training Interval New Staff - Within 3 Months, Refresher Every 6 Months Based on the Ontario Fire Code ( or Annual Retraining Based on NFPA 472
Pre-Requisite WHMIS
Includes Certificate of Completion