HAZWOPER Site Control

SKU: C-1002Duration: 23 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 23 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.120(d)

Languages: English

Whether responding to an emergency or cleaning up hazardous waste, control of the work site is essential. Each site is unique and many factors must be considered when securing it, including the hazards present, size of the site, and the proximity of the surrounding community. The movement of people and equipment at the site must be carefully managed to minimize worker exposure and protect the public from hazards. This course describes practices and procedures for establishing and maintaining control of the site.

Learning Objectives

  • List and describe the major tasks required for site control
  • Describe the purpose of a site map
  • Identify and describe the different hazard control zones and how they are established
  • Describe the location of key functions or facilities at the incident site
  • Describe how to secure the site and control access
  • Describe public protection actions
  • Describe common incident communication methods
  • List standard procedures and safe work practices for hazardous material incidents

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What are the HAZWOPER requirements for site control?
Site control involves establishing and maintaining a site map, hazard control zones, communication networks, and standard operating procedures.

What is the Incident Command System?
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standard management tool that incorporates best practices for coordinating emergency response activities for any type or size of incident.

What are hazard control zones?
Hazard control zones are established around an incident site to limit exposure to hazardous materials.

Who can enter the exclusion zone?
Access to the exclusion zone must be limited to only qualified personnel and only after a plan has been developed for the work that will take place in the exclusion zone.

How can the general public be protected?
There is no single strategy that works for every situation. Sometimes shelter-in-place is best and sometimes the area around an incident must be evacuated. The incident commander must determine how to best protect nearby populations after assessing the situation.

Sample Video Transcript

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

The movement of people and equipment at a hazardous material site must be carefully managed to minimize worker exposure and protect the public from hazards. Hazards need to be identified, the site must be secured and a communication plan should be implemented. Based on the hazards and site characteristics, work zones and important support areas and facilities, such as a command post, access control points and decontamination stations should be established. If the public is in danger, a decision needs to be made on whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place. Safe work practices and procedures must be followed to keep everyone safe.

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