HAZWOPER Emergency Response Plan

SKU: C-1012Duration: 17 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 17 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.120(q)

Languages: English

Planning is critical for safe, timely responses to hazardous material incidents. The HAZWOPER standard requires employers whose employees respond to releases of hazardous materials at any location to have a written emergency response plan. This includes both fixed-location employers like industrial facilities and those that deploy from a duty station to various locations, such as a fire department or emergency medical service. This module describes the required information in emergency response plans.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of an Emergency Response Plan
  • List and describe the information required by the HAZWOPER standard to be in an Emergency Response Plan
  • Describe the different roles of responders
  • Describe the purpose of the Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance
  • List and describe the information contained in an Integrated Contingency Plan

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What are the roles of emergency responders?
There are four levels of responders: first responder awareness level, first responder operations level, hazmat technician, and hazmat specialist.

What is the difference between a hazmat technician and a specialist?
Hazmat technicians are trained to approach the release point and stop the release. Specialists have knowledge of hazardous substances and assist hazmat technicians with developing a response plan.

What information needs to be included in an emergency response plan?
An emergency response plan needs to include site-specific information for responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials. For example, personnel roles, lines of authority, hazard identification, and emergency response procedures.

What is an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP)?
Other federal regulations also require emergency response planning. To prevent a duplication of effort in order to satisfy each emergency response plan separately, the National Response Team (NRT) has developed an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) guidance document to provide a template for emergency response plans.

What information should be a part of an ICP core plan?
The core plan should include four elements: discovery, initial response, sustained actions, and termination actions.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Emergency response plans are meant to prepare employees for dangerous, unpredictable situations. All employees need to know what to do when an emergency happens, so you should familiarize yourself with your facility's emergency response plan and know your role and duties in the chain of command. Always use safe work practices and follow the procedures outlined in the plan. Practice is critical for success in an actual emergency, and it helps identify flaws in the plan, so regular drills should be conducted.

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