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Dealing with Hazardous Spills Online Training Course

Course Overview

Introduction to Dealing with Hazardous Spills is an online training course that was specifically created to address OSHA’s HAZMAT training and the specific regulations for chemical spills. Topics covered include hazardous materials, emergency response plan, OSHA HAZWOPER regulations, PPE, proper methods for dealing with a spill, and decontamination procedures.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Clean up HAZMAT spills according to OSHA guidelines.
  • Prevent spills before they occur.
  • Know the OSHA approved Emergency Response Plan and proper steps to take.
  • Prepare properly for a HAZMAT spill.
  • Keep those around you safe from hazardous materials.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Hazardous materials are not limited to toxic waste. They also include gasoline, paint, and cleaners.
    • Spills can happen at any time and cause severe problems, it’s important to know how to handle them.
    • Emergency Response Plans and what to learn from them about spill clean up.
    • The five different OSHA designated levels of training in HAZWOPER regulation with increasing responsibilities and knowledge of PPE and procedures.
  • PPE
    • The four different levels of PPE: A, B, C, and D.
    • An overview of specific protective gear, their corresponding levels, and their appropriate applications.
  • Dealing with a Spill
    • Procedures for evacuation and immediate responses.
    • The procedure of “diking” using barriers of urethane or PVC.
    • Improper substances to use to absorb hazardous spills.
    • A review of a HAZMAT technicians duties, including characterizing the site.
    • Proper usage of spill blankets and absorbent compounds.
    • Situations where technicians must be especially careful.
    • The removal of materials to an EPA-approved hazardous materials treatment facility.
  • After a Spill
    • Everyone involved in the cleanup must go through the CRC, a contamination reduction corridor.
    • The CRC consists of stations where PPE and tools can be decontaminated, except in certain cases of water-reactive contaminants.