Emergency Responder Training
8 Hour Emergency Responder Refresher Course
Most companies struggle to develop and maintain a well-trained hazmat team. On short notice, when an emergency occurs, it is critical that students be current on all new mitigation methodologies and be competent in the safe and proper use of safety gear, decontamination, scene management and the proper interpretation of the Emergency Response Plan and Emergency Action Plan. Without frequent training, details get lost in the daily duties necessary to keep facilities operating. Refresher training aims to keep these details at the forefront in case of an emergency.
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8 Hour Emergency Responder Refresher
This course covers:
- Ammonia Industry Related and OSHA Updates
- Ammonia Accident Reviews in the News
- 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/prepare for emergencies
- How to decontaminate responders and neutralize/clean up ammonia spills
- Protective clothing
- Self contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA's) and respirators
- Conducting mock scenarios with SCBA's and encapsulating suits
Who Should Attend
Ammonia Emergency Response Refresher Training
Hazards That May Confront First Responders
Material Safety Data Sheet
Physiological Effects of Ammonia
Description of an Ammonia Spill and Notification
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
Preparing for an Emergency
Emergency Action/OSHA regulations
Written Emergency Action Plan
Incident Command Center
Ammonia Spill Procedures
The Cylinder/Breathing Air
OSHA Respiratory Regulations
The attendees will participate in the hands-on setup of a staging area. What's more, the design and setup of the staging area will come from the team members attending the class by means of the guidance of the instructor. As a result, the response team will have a more efficient management of equipment for during an actual emergency response situation.
Scenarios are planned that will simulate conditions indicating that a spill or leak has occurred. The teams will form and lay out all their emergency equipment. They will assess the situation and determine what emergency equipment they will need to stop the leak. The teams will then approach the spill and simulate the repair. Critiques will then be held to look for weaknesses or changes that should be made in the future scenarios. All personnel will be given the opportunity to wear the SCBA and wear the fully encapsulating training suit in practice.
At some point during the day the attendees will be required to take a 25 question examination and upon satisfactorily passing, will be awarded an 8 hour refresher certificate and an emergency responder identification wallet card to be used when responding to actual spills.
When is Refresher Training Necessary?
Refresher training is required in order to maintain a Hazmat team’s OSHA certification. All companies that respond to hazardous materials are required to participate. The training consists of reviewing any new mitigation processes, chemical basics, first aid, decontamination processes, and practicing with all pertinent Hazmat protective gear.