This three-day, 24-hour course is designed to address the minimum training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (6) (iii) for incident first responders at the hazardous materials technician level who will be performing offensive control actions.

 The course is presented in a combination lecture/discussion and practical exercise format.

 Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  •  Describe basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior. 
  • Identify and use references to determine the hazards of specific products.  
  • Recognize properties and toxic effects of hazardous materials and identify exposure guidelines.  
  • Implement a system of incident management and incident command techniques. 
  • Identify and describe the roles within a hazardous materials incident command system. 
  • Properly identify, select, use, and care for specialized chemical protective clothing.  
  • Select and use atmospheric monitoring equipment.  
  • Select and use equipment for the field identification of unknown products.  
  • Perform control, containment, and/or confinement operations.  
  • Decontaminate personnel and equipment.  
  • Conduct basic incident termination activities.

 Successful completion of this course is achieved by: active participation in field and tabletop exercises, demonstrating proficiency in this requisite skills, and passing a written examination with a minimum score of 70%.

 Students completing the course in a satisfactory manner will receive a Certificate of Completion and a letter documenting completion of this OSHA required training for their personnel file.

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 Donning and Use of Level C and Level B Type II PPE

 Recognition and Identification  

Hazard and Risk Assessment

 Personal Protective Equipment Selection

 Decon Set Up

 Meters and Monitors

 Colorimetric Tube Operation and Radiation Monitoring

 Donning of Level A Type I PPE

 Decon Operations

 Entry Operations (Drum and Overpacking/Chlorine Kit)



 Final Examination

 Course Summary

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Course Outline

 Course Schedule:  The following is a typical schedule and may undergo slight modifications to accommodate specific student training and scheduling needs.


Lesson                   Lesson Title                                                                                         Time

     1                         Introduction                                                                                        8:00-9:30

     2                         Identification of Hazardous Materials                                        9:30-10:30

     3                         Health and Safety                                                                              10:30-12:00

     4                         The Command System                                                                      1:00-2:00

     5                         Information and Resources                                                             2:00-3:00

     6                         Hazardous Analysis                                                                          3:00-5:00


 Lesson                   Lesson Title                                                                                         Time

     7                         Detecting and Monitoring                                                                8:00-10:30

     8                         Risk Assessment                                                                                  10:30-12:00

     9                         Respiratory Protection                                                                     1:00-2:30

    10                       Personal Protective Clothing                                                          2:30-5:00


Lesson                   Lesson Title                                                                                         Time

     11                      Decontamination                                                                                8:00-12:00

     12                      Product Control Techniques                                                           1:00-5:00


Lesson                   Lesson Title                                                                                         Time

      13                     Planning for Site Safety                                                                   8:00-11:00

      14                     Termination Activities                                                                     11:00-12:00

                                Guided Exercises                                                                               1:00-4:00

                                Course Written Examination                                                         4:00-5:00


Lesson                   Lesson Title                                                                                         Time

                                Incident Briefing                                                                                8:00-8:30

                                Research and Planning                                                                     8:30-9:30

                                Simulated Incident                                                                             9:30-12:00

                                Simulated Incident                                                                             1:00-4:00

                                Course Critique                                                                                  4:00-5:00

Grading and Certification:  Course grading is based on practical exercise participation and a written examination. Students satisfactorily completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and a letter indicating compliance with OSHA training requirements for their personnel files.

© AAESI / 07/03