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Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Emergency Response Team Training

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HazMat Emergency Response Team Training Summary:

Based on the applicable elements from National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ) 470 Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, Hot Zone's Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team (HazMat) Training is specifically tailored to train private sector employer's Emergency Response Teams to be able to respond to Hazardous Material (HazMat) release emergencies within your organization.

Examples can include leaking or punctured small containers, drums, and totes, or damaged larger means of containment like tanks, vessels, and rail tankers holding large volumes of chemicals including corrosives (ammonia, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, chlorine), flammables (toluene, ethanol, ethylene oxide, gasoline), poisons (cyanides, hydrogen sulfide, vinyl chloride, mercury). Note, many chemicals, even those listed here can have multiple hazardous properties.

We prepare Emergency Response Teams with the knowledge and practical skills needed to approach HazMat emergencies with competence and confidence. Your team will be trained to safely mitigate unplanned spills and releases, in order to help protect your employees, reduce the extent of environmental impact, and support your organization's business continuity.

The Process:

Our process always includes initial meetings with your senior leadership team to understand the desired level of response, potential scenarios, types of hazardous chemicals, and current response capabilities and equipment.

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team (HazMat) Training is customized to each organization we work with so that we are focusing on your specific chemicals and typical response scenarios. Depending on the level of response required training can run from between 3 to 4 days. The training will include the development of Incident Commanders, HazMat Operations Team Members and HazMat Technician Team Members.

We can also support your team in determine the types of HazMat equipment needed for response and support procurement efforts. Additionally, Hot Zone provides Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing services, which is required every 2 Years for the use of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses. Click Here to Learn More

Who Would Benefit From Attending HazMat Emergency Response Team Training:

Supervisors, production workers, maintenance team members, millwrights, engineers, cleaners, and contractors

Course Outline and Topics:

  • Rules and regulations around hazardous materials response
  • Chemical properties and identification
  • Incident command and scene control at a hazardous materials incident
  • Hazard assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) selection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Donning, doffing, use, and maintenance of PPE. This includes Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Training. (Note: Quantitative Fit Testing is separate)
  • How to perform air monitoring
  • Decontamination practices
  • Spill and leak control and mitigation
  • Multiple practical mock chemical release and response scenarios
  • Incident debriefing
  • Knowledge exam
Duration 3 to 4 Days depending on the level of response expected for the Emergency Response Team
Training Interval Recommended Every 3 Years
Pre-Requisite WHMIS 2015
Includes Certificate of Completion


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