Emergency Responder Training

 
Requirement: OSHA 1910.120(q)
Duration: 24 Hours
Cost: $650 per individual
Description: 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.
Scope: 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.

3 Day Course Schedule

Day One

Introduction to HAZWOPER

  • The HAZWOPER Standard
  • Evacuation Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Emergency Response Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Type of Response Teams
  • Medical Examination Requirements
  • Different Levels of Responders
  • Elements for Emergency Response Plan
  • Review OSHA CPL Directive 02-02-073

Properties of Ammonia

  • Discuss MSDS Terms Relative to Ammonia
  • Discuss Basic Properties of Ammonia
  • Properties of Ammonia Related to Flammability
  • Discuss Hazardous Decomposition
  • Review Facility MSDS
  • Air Sampling During Importance and Techniques
  • Discussion and Application of Actual Ammonia Incidents

Day Two

Health Hazards Related to Ammonia Exposure

  • Health Hazard Terminology
  • Routes of Entry
  • First Aid for Chemical Exposure
  • ANSI Standard for Eyewash/Showers

Respiratory Protection

  • Importance
  • Areas of Respiratory Hazards
  • Physiology of the Respiratory System
  • A Successful Respirator Program
  • OSHA Respirator Regulations
  • Respirator Types
  • Logic Decision Chart
  • The Cylinder/Breathing Air
  • How to Conduct Fit Testing
  • Sample Written Respirator Program

Protective Clothing

  • Levels of Protection
  • Encapsulating Suit
  • Heat Stress
  • Cold Stress
  • General Indication of Toxic Effects
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Day Three

On day three all of the training that was given in days one and two are put into practice. All attendees, if medically able, will don and doff equipment or hands-on application of equipment at facility will be performed by the attendees. All personnel will be given the opportunity to wear the SCBA and wear the fully encapsulating training suit in practice. In addition, the Incident Command System setup and integration will be discussed and then implemented practically during the mock training by the team.

Additionally, scenario(s) are planned that will simulate conditions indicating that a spill or leak has occurred. The team(s) will form and lay out all their emergency equipment and 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.