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Course Details

Curricula Catalog Course Details

Course Title: Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases
Type of Course: Emerg. Resp./HazMat Tech.
Description: The course provides participants knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety of response personnel when taking action to contain and control releases of hazardous materials as well as response to disaster events that have impacted the workplace and community. This training will aid employers in compliance with state and federal regulations applicable to spill and disaster response cleanup.
Instructor Qualifications: For classroom components, one instructor is required who has completed HMTRIs GreatEST train-the-trainer or equivalent and who possess knowledge and experience in the areas of emergency response operations and mitigation, health and safety, toxicology, industrial hygiene, OSHA and EPA regulations. For hands-on training a ratio of one instructor for every five students using PPE and respiratory protection must be maintained. One instructor should be certified in first aid and CPR.
Languages: English
Open enrollment: No
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 24 Hours
Credits: N/A
Intended Audience: Business and industry that handle hazardous chemicals, public responders, volunteer fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, and public works employees.
Prerequisites: N/A
Caveats: This material has been copyrighted by HMTRI. A recipient of the material other than the federal government may not reproduce it without permission or license from HMTRI, the copyright owner. The material was prepared for use by experienced instructors, educated in adult education and training methods and who have completed HMTRI's 99 hour Great Environmental Safety Trainer (GreatEST) program. The text for this program was prepared for English speaking students with a minimum of a 9th grade reading level. To complete the respiratory protection and PPE activities the participant must be physically capable of wearing a respirator.
Special Instructions: None

Ron Snyder
Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
Com College Consortium for Health & Safety Trng
Kirkwood Boulevard, SW, PO Box 2068
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Phone: 319-398-5899, ext. 5027
Fax: 319-398-5894

Course Owner:

Course Materials:

Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases ( Manual , 2006 , 336 pages )

Response Activity Supplemental Book ( Manual )

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