Emergency Response

This course meets the requirements outlined in the US OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 for Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).


The course discusses the impact of hazardous waste spills, fires, and leaks on the environment and personnel.  Emphasis will be on the OSHA/EPA regulations, evaluation and control of the incident and methodologies for initial response, containment, worker safety and health, equipment/personnel decontamination, and final cleanup.    

Learn How To Identify/Understand

  • Basic principles of emergency response (e.g. First Responder role)
  • Primary sources of support personnel, equipment, chemical information sources (ex: Police, EMT, Fire Department, CHEMTREC)
  • Techniques for assessing the risk of personnel and environmental exposures (GATHER methodology)
  • Safety and health impacts of exposures
  • The concept of control methodologies for emergency responses
  • Various governmental standards and their impacts

Topics Covered

  • Regulations/Standards
  • Personal Safety
  • Toxicology
  • Recognition/Identification of Hazardous Materials
  • Site Management/Setup
  • PPE/Decontamination
  • GATHER Information
  • Potential Course & Harm of Incident
  • Strategic Goals/Tactical Options
  • Implementation of Actions
  • Review
  • Practicum

Suitable for

  • Safety Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Safety Officers, Environmental Officers
  • Laboratory Personnel
  • Warehouse Supervisors and any other persons who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous materials in their line of work.


  • 5 days


  • None


  • Quiz


  • HAZWOPER 40-hr Certification