Hazardous Materials Technician

Instructional Hours: 60.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to mitigate a hazardous materials leak. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident; plan a response; implement the response; evaluate the progress of the planned response; and terminate the incident.

Course Description: Major topics covered in the course are chemical and physical properties; recognition and identification of hazardous materials; laws, regulations, standards and information resources; personal protective equipment; detection devices, hazard and risk assessment, and decontamination; drum handling, damage assessment, tactical considerations, and leak control; handling cylinder emergencies, drum sampling, and terminating the incident; and required documentation. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.

*This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Hazardous Materials Responder - Technician.


MFRI Hazardous Materials Operations (HM 102 or HM 112) or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations certification

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