8-Hour Emergency Responder, Operations

HAZWOPER, 8-Hour Emergency Responder, Operations

About the Program

This course is designed to meet the requirements for Level 2 responders to a hazardous materials release who may assist in defensive actions to resolve the incident. Participants learn a basic understanding of their role in an incident and become familiar with the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).

Key Objectives

  • Hazards of a release
  • Basic chemical properties
  • Health and physical hazards of chemicals
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Defensive actions to control the release
  • Decontamination and incident termination