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Hazardous Materials Training

9701 Haz Mat (HAZWOPER) Operations

Scope and Content: This program is for haz-mat responders who have "the responsibility of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment" by acting in a defensive manner at a hazardous materials incident. OSHA defines a defensive action as the responder NOT being expected to come in contact with the product. This class meets the cognitive and practical skills competencies required at the operations level.
Test: Written test

Skill/Training Level: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 & EPA 40 CFR 311
Length: 2 days of instruction and field exercises
Prerequisite: None
Student Enrollment: 15 minimum / 20 maximum
Course Fee: $268 - In-state, $297 - Out-of-state
(Includes lunch on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day, and double occupancy lodging accommodations for one night.)

*Off-site training cost is subject to change due to travel expenses.


9173 Haz Mat (HAZWOPER) Operations Annual Refresher

Scope and Content: This course is designed to meet the operations level refresher training requirements as required by OSHA 1910.120. This course is a summary of the Operations Level Program course and is an enhancement of that training. Topics include ICS, protective equipment, physical and properties, containment and decontamination operations relative to defensive operations only.
Test: Written and practical skills test
Skill/Training Level: Meets OSHA 1910.120 requirements or operations level refresher training
Length: 1 day of classroom instruction and field exercises.
Prerequisite: Completion of Operations level training (9701 or equivalent)
Student Enrollment: 15 minimum / 20 maximum
Course Fee: $145 - In-state, $162 - Out-of-state (Includes lunch)

*Off-site training cost is subject to change due to travel expenses.


9702 Haz Mat (HAZWOPER) Technician

Scope and Content: This course is designed to provide a basis for hazardous materials responders at the technician level in compliance with OSHA 1910.120. The technician level program is geared to introduce the students to equipment encountered in offensive response tactics. Through hands-on scenarios and drills, students will demonstrate proficiency in areas such as hazard awareness, protective clothing, decontamination procedures, direct reading instruments and spill and leak control operations.
Test: Written and practical skills test
Skill/Training Level: OSHA 1910.120 Technician Level Training
Length: 5 days of instruction and field exercises
Prerequisite: SCBA Training
Student Enrollment: 15 minimum / 20 maximum
Course Fee: $837- In-state, $930 - Out-of-state
(Includes lunch on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the remaining days, and double occupancy lodging accommodations for four nights.)

*Off-site training cost is subject to change due to travel expenses.


9175 Haz Mat (HAZWOPER) Technician Annual Refresher

Scope and Content: This course provides the hazardous materials technician with the annual training required to maintain skills for offensive response tactics. Topics include containment and confinement operations, decontamination exercises, Level-A and B dress-out and use of air monitoring instruments.
Test: Written and practical skills test
Skill/Training Level: Meets OSHA 1910.120 requirements for Technician level refresher training.
Length: 2 days of instruction and field exercises
Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Technician (9702 or equivalent)
Student Enrollment: 15 minimum / 20 maximum
Course Fee: $262 - In-state, $297 - Out-of-state
(Includes lunch on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day, and double occupancy lodging accommodations for one night)

*Off-site training cost is subject to change due to travel expenses.


9187 Chlorine Response Specialist

Scope and Content: This course covers the associated physical and chemical hazards of chlorine and the offensive control tactics for Haz-Mat teams dealing with a chlorine release. Students will learn, practice and each be evaluated on the application of chlorine control kits for 100- and 150-pound cylinders, one-ton cylinders and rail cars. Successful completion of written and practical exams is required for course credit.
Test: Written and practical skills test
Skill/Training Level: Meets OSHA 1910.120 requirements for technician level refresher training.
Length: 2 days of instruction and field exercises
Prerequisite: Haz-mat technician qualified (Course 9172 or equivalent)
Student Enrollment: 15 Minimum / 20 Maximum
Course Fee: $240 - In-state, $270 - Out-of-state
(Includes lunch on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day, and double occupancy lodging accommodations for one night)

*Off-site training cost is subject to change due to travel expenses.

Last Updated: June 28, 2007 5:16 PM

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