Hazardous Material Training

Hazardous Material
Technician Level Training

Chemical Emergencies require lightning quick responses to save lives, minimize property damage and prevent harm to the environment. For these crucial situations, you need a fully equipped HazMat team – and that means HazMat Technician Level-trained employees. Hazardous Material Technician Training focuses on:

  • Recognizing and evaluating a hazardous materials incident
  • Organizing the response team and protecting the lives of responders & employees
  • Identifying and using response resources, equipment and air monitoring
  • Implementing basic control and containment measures
  • Sharpening decision‐making skills to protect the public and the environment

Our HazMat Specialists train your staff in a range of essential topics, including:

  • Chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials
  • Identifying Hazardous Materials and their toxic properties
  • Using Direct‐reading instruments and Personnel Protective Equipment
  • Using Information sources as part of the company’s Standard Operating Procedures

Our industry‐leading interactive training techniques can’t be found anywhere else. By using computer simulation and comprehensive hands‐on instructional methods, we train your staff for all likely spill scenarios at your facilities. To supplement class lectures, our instructors introduce problem‐solving exercises and Hazmat Video Games to further engage trainees. Each team member dons Personal Protective Equipment and functions under the Incident Management System.

Who Needs This Training?

Per OSHA Regulations
29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii)

Hazardous Materials Technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a First Responder at the Operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous Materials Technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the First Responder Operations Level and in addition have competency in the Class Topics listed and the employer so shall certify.

Class Topics

  • An understanding of how to implement an Emergency Response Plan
  • An understanding of how to classify, identify and verify known and unknown materials using field survey instruments and equipment
  • An understanding of how to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System
  • An understanding of how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the Hazardous Materials Technician
  • An understanding of hazard and risk assessment techniques
  • An understanding of how to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available
  • An understanding of how to implement decontamination procedures
  • An understanding of basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior

Trained Thousands

Since 2000, HazMat Solutions’ staff have instructed thousands of firefighters, EMS, police and private industry emergency response teams. While we have developed specialized training programs for the DEA, Pentagon HazMat Team, and National Guard Civil Support Teams our primary mission is to minimize deaths and injuries at Industrial facilities by the accidental release of hazardous materials into the environment.

“Class Member Statement or Testimonial Specific to Hazardous Material Awareness Training”