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HAZWOPER Hazardous Materials Technician:

HAZWOPER Hazardous Materials Technician

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Hazmat technicians must be fully trained to approach the point of release in order to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release 1a

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Hazmat technicians must be able to demonstrate a competency in: 1b

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Performing the applicable skills of 29 CFR 1910.120(q) Understanding the information provided in 29 CFR 1910.1201 1c

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Retrieving and using written and electronic information relative to response decision making Developing strategies for stopping a release 1d

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Understanding the potential hazards of a hazardous release 1e

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Understanding the procedures for implementing response actions consistent with the emergency response plan 1f

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Establishing exposure zones and proper decontamination and medical stations Selecting proper PPE Analyzing an incident to determine the presence of hazardous substances 1g

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Determining the physical and chemical properties of a substance and its container Determining the types of hazardous substance transportation containers involved in a release 1h

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities The information provided in NFPA’s standard number 472 1i

Types of hazards a technician may encounter:

Types of hazards a technician may encounter Chemical exposure Fire and explosion Oxygen deficiency Ionizing radiation 2a

Types of hazards a technician may encounter:

Types of hazards a technician may encounter Biological hazards Safety hazards Electrical hazards Heat stress 2b

Types of hazards a technician may encounter:

Types of hazards a technician may encounter Cold exposure Noise Confined space entry hazards 2c

Routes for chemical exposure:

Routes for chemical exposure The majority of toxic substances enter the body through breathing Other means include absorption, ingestion, and injection 3a

Routes for chemical exposure:

Routes for chemical exposure Chemical exposures are divided into two groups: Acute Chronic 3b

Routes for chemical exposure:

Routes for chemical exposure Symptoms from acute exposures occur during or shortly after exposure to a high concentration Symptoms from chronic exposures occur over longer periods of time after exposures to low concentrations 3c

Personal protective equipment:

Personal protective equipment PPE shields and isolates individuals from chemical, physical, and biological hazards 4a

Personal protective equipment:

Personal protective equipment Types of PPE include: respiratory equipment protective clothing boots gloves 4b

Personal protective equipment:

Personal protective equipment No single combination of PPE is capable of protecting against all hazards 4c

Decontamination:

Decontamination protective clothing respiratory equipment tools vehicles 5a Decontamination removes and neutralizes contaminants that could permeate:

Training:

Training Hazmat technicians receive at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder level, plus an annual refresher 6a

Training:

Training Hazmat technicians should be trained to: 6b

Training:

Training Implement the employer’s emergency response plan Classify, identify, and verify known hazardous materials by field survey instruments and equipment 6c

Training:

Training Function within an assigned role in the incident command system Select and use specialized chemical PPE Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques 6d

Training:

Training Perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations Understand and implement decontamination procedures Understand termination procedures 6e

Training:

Training Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior 6f designated quantity hazardous substances corrosive ignitable chemically reactive notification requirements