Hazardous Materials Response
Participants will learn how to recognize a hazardous materials release and the risks involved. They will also learn how to identify the released material; how to use available resources, including the Emergency Response Guidebook; and how to notify the proper authorities in the event of a hazardous material emergency.
- Six Clues
- Health Hazards
- Protective Actions
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state OSHA programs, a responder at the Awareness Level must have:
- An understanding of hazardous substances and the risks associated with them in an emergency
- An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present
- The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency
- An understanding of the role of the first responder at the Awareness Level, including site security and control and use of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook
- The ability to realize the need for additional resources and to provide good information to the communication center.