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Hazwoper - Technician

First responders at the technician level are those who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. This course takes a more aggressive approach to the point of release in order to actually stop the release. They shall receive at least twenty-four (24) hours of training in the following areas as well as competency in both operations and awareness levels of hazardous waste operations.
Implement Employers Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
Know the classification, identifications and verifications of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident command system
Selection and use of specialized chemical P.P.E. available
Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques
Perform advanced control, containment, and or confinement operations utilizing P.P.E. available.
Implementation of decontamination procedures
Understand and implementation of termination procedures
Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior
Length: 24 hrs.
Course Renewal: Annually
Refresher: 8 hrs.


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