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HAZWOPER: Hazardous Substance Recognition & Identification - Online Training Course (013917)
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HAZWOPER: Hazardous Substance Recognition & Identification - Online Training Course

Helps educate employees about recognizing and identifying hazardous substances, as well as what to do during a hazardous substance emergency. Read more.

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Product Code: 51585, 66638


This HAZWOPER training course is designed to teach learners the methods and resources available to help recognize and identify hazardous substances, how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook (or ERG), the hazards of hazardous substances in an emergency, how to assess risk in an emergency, and initial decision-making in an emergency.

  • The eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Recognition Methods
      • Location
      • Container Characteristics
      • Markings & Color-Codes
      • Using Your Senses
      • Spotting Criminal/Terrorist Activity
    • Identification Methods
      • Identification Labels & Markers
      • Shipping Papers
      • Safety Data Sheets
      • Emergency Response Guidebook
      • Other Identification Sources
      • Difficulties with Identification
      • Other Information Sources
    • Hazards, Outcomes, & Risks
      • Emergency Response Incident Hazards
      • Potential Outcomes of an Emergency
      • Basic Risk Assessment Techniques
    • Responder Determinations & Decisions
      • Awareness Determinations
      • Preparatory Decisions
  • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
    • List methods used to help recognize hazardous substances
    • List methods used to help identify hazardous substances
    • Describe the ERG and how to use it
    • Have an awareness that hazards and risks are associated with hazardous substances in emergencies
    • Discuss several potential outcomes associated with emergencies involving hazardous substances
    • Discuss basic hazard and risk assessment
    • Discuss decisions which can be made based on information gathered in the recognition, identification, and assessment process
  • Intended Audience: Any employees who may be involved or expected to engage in:
    1. Hazardous waste cleanup operations where the employee may be exposed to hazardous substances; or
    2. A response to an occurrence which results, or is likely to result, in an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance
  • Regs Covered: 29 CFR 1910.120, 29 CFR 1910.144, 29 CFR 1910.145, 29 CFR 1910.1200, 29 CFR 1910.1201, 29 CFR 1926.200, 29 CFR 1926.65, 40 CFR 311 and 49 CFR 172
  • Length: 50 minutes
  • Language: Available in English and Spanish
  • Copyright Date: 2017

This online course is part of the HAZWOPER: Emergency Response Initial Training: Awareness-Level Responders Curriculum.

To view the other 2 courses included in this curriculum, as well as other levels of emergency responders training, visit the Hazwoper Training Page.

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