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HAZWOPER 24 Hour Training

On-Site Emergency Responder Course

The HAZWOPER 24 Hour course prepares facilities for an unexpected hazardous substance release. When an unexpected release happens, personnel are trained to anticipate and minimize the damage done to the company and those persons working in the facility.

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Emergency Responder Training

Many companies house hazardous substances, such as anhydrous ammonia, at their facilities to help in processing, production, and storage of their products. Therefore, it is necessary to have training that teaches prompt and safe responses to hazardous situations, so lives are not endangered and the financial loss for the company is minimized.

Industrial Consultants, LLC offers this class on-site at the facility providing the client site-specific training using their own equipment.  On-site training also allows for response planning to be developed and implemented at the facility.

Emergency Responder Training


OSHA 1910.120(q)


24 Hours


This course is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA for training of emergency response personnel who will respond to leaks or spills of chemicals for the purpose of stopping the leak or spill. It is specifically aimed at ammonia users, but will relate to many other chemicals. It can be tailored to other specific chemicals in your workplace. OSHA requires that all personnel who are expected to respond to spills or leaks must have this training.


This course covers:

  • Procedures for handling emergency responses
  • Written emergency response plans
  • Hazards confronting responders
  • Material safety data sheets and terms
  • Health effects of ammonia and other chemicals
  • How to plan and prepare for emergencies
  • How to decontaminate responders and clean up/neutralize ammonia spills
  • Protective clothing
  • Self contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA's) and respirators
  • Conducting mock scenarios with SCBA's and encapsulating suits
  • Monitoring devices, manual and electronic

Who Should Attend

Members of management, engineering, maintenance, refrigeration, safety, production, human resources and security. A good cross section can contribute greatly to the overall effectiveness of any emergency response team.

Ammonia Emergency Response Training

3 Day Course Schedule

Hazards That May Confront First Responders

Routes of Entry

Hazard Communications

MSDS and toxicological terms
Material Safety Data Sheet

Anhydrous Ammonia

Health Hazards
Physiological Effects of Ammonia
First Aid
Reactivity of Ammonia
Fire Hazards of Ammonia

Ammonia Spill Procedures

Reactivity of Ammonia

Description of an Ammonia Spill and Notification

Interaction with outside agencies and parties

Respiratory Protection

Areas of Respiratory Hazards
OSHA Respirator Regulations
Respirator Types
Fit testing if necessary

Preparing for an Emergency

Before, During, After
Emergency Action/OSHA regulations
Written Emergency Action Plan
Exits, Alarms
Written Fire Prevention Plans

Scenarios are planned that will simulate conditions indicating that a spill or leak has occurred. The personnel will assess the situation and determine what emergency equipment they will need to defensively stop the leak. Critiques will then be held to look for weaknesses or changes that should be made in future scenarios. All personnel will be given the opportunity to wear the air purifying respirators in practice.

At the end of the class the attendees will be required to take an examination and upon satisfactory passing, will be awarded a certificate and a first responder operations level identification wallet card to be used when responding to actual spills.

Hazmat Ammonia First Responders

Why Choose Industrial Consultants?

Industrial Consultants, LLC has trained over 90,000 company employees and firefighters over the past 30 years. When our instructors come to the facility, they bring years of real-world experience and knowledge with them.  This translates into a better training experience for the participants and a better value for the money invested. Our class meets and exceeds the demands of the OSHA regulation, and assists our clients in demonstrating their commitment to the safety and health of their employees.

Emergency Responder Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the HAZWOPER 24-hour training good for?
Personnel who have completed the training have the certification or right to respond for one year. At the expiration date of the certificate, the expectation of OSHA is for the personnel to have refresher training.