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8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online

8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online

OSHA HAZWOPER Level III Responder Refresher Training w/3 Versions to Choose From

Overview

HAZMAT responders at the Technician level are trained to respond to releases or potential releases in an offensive fashion. Unlike responders at the First Responder Operations (FRO) level who will seek to contain and isolate a release at a distance from the point of origin, workers at the Technician level will take steps to control or stop the release at its source.

Hazmat technicians are typically members of Hazmat Teams, which are also known as Spill Response Teams, or Emergency Response Teams, when they respond to chemical spills. This training is also referred to as Hazmat Tech, Level III Responder, Industry Tech, or any combination of these terms.

OSHA requires HAZMAT Technicians to refresh their training each year in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. This training is also referred to as Hazmat Tech, Level III Responder, Industry Tech, or any combination of these terms.

Who Should Take This Course?

This OSHA 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online course is designed to help first responders meet the OSHA HAZWOPER refresher requirements for HAZMAT Technician training. This course is meant for refresher HAZMAT Technician training only. For initial training, please visit our 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Online training page.

Course Format

This course includes 8 hours of online training to meet the Hazmat Technician Refresher training requirement.

OSHA requires workers to have adequate training in the use of specialized equipment in a training environment prior to using it in a hazardous environment. For this reason, additional, company-specific training in the use of worksite-specific equipment may be required.

Additional Training

This 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online course provides valuable Hazmat Technician training information that applies to a general population of employees. However, this course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures, and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

This training requires annual recertification.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Objectives

This OSHA 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online course is designed to help first responders with initial Hazmat Technician training meet the OSHA HAZWOPER requirements for HAZMAT Technician Refresher training.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i)

Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section [i.e., initial HAZMAT Technician training] shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies.

Note that this section does not provide a specific number of hours required for training, only that it must be of "sufficient content and duration to maintain … competencies." For those who prefer 4 hours of refresher training, we also offer 3 versions of our 4 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher training course.

Learning Objectives

Why are there three different versions?
The multiple course versions are designed with the intention of offering you more options for your training. The more applicable your training can be toward your job, the better.

Version 1

In this 8-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Identify hazardous substances and recognize hazmat incidents;
  • Use the current Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG);
  • Identify pertinent regulations and standards that apply to the Hazmat Technician, including Emergency Response Planning;
  • Understand toxicology exposures and effects, exposure standards, and physical and chemical properties;
  • Implement site control, incident safety, and risk assessment techniques;
  • Understand advance hazmat mitigation techniques; and
  • Identify appropriate hazmat decontamination.

Additionally, in this version, students will:

  • View a complete animated video series depicting an entire hazmat incident; and
  • Participate in an Online Interactive Tabletop Exercise.

Version 2

In this 8-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Identify pertinent regulations and standards that apply to the Hazmat Technician, including Emergency Response Planning;
  • Understand and implement an appropriate Incident Command System during a hazardous materials incident;
  • Understand toxicology exposures and effects, exposure standards, and physical and chemical properties;
  • Implement site control, incident safety, and risk assessment techniques;
  • Understand advance hazmat mitigation techniques; and
  • Identify appropriate hazmat decontamination.

Additionally, in this version, students will:

  • View a complete animated video series depicting an entire hazmat incident.

Version 3

In this 8-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Identify pertinent regulations and standards that apply to the Hazmat Technician, including Emergency Response Planning;
  • Identify different types of respiratory protection available to the Hazmat Technician;
  • Understand the different types and levels of PPE that the Hazmat Technician may use in the course of their duties; and
  • Differentiate between the different types of monitors and detectors available to the Hazardous Materials Technician, including understanding sensor technology.

Additionally, in this version, students will:

  • Participate in an Online Interactive Tabletop Exercise.

Topics

Why are there three different versions?
The multiple course versions are designed with the intention of offering you more options for your training. The more applicable your training can be toward your job, the better.

Version 1 – Includes Erg, Animated Video Series, & Online Tabletop Exercise

This version consists of 29 sections contained within 7 modules with 5 module exams.

Module Section Title
Course Intro Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
Module 1 1 Section 1 – Hazardous Materials, Substances and Wastes
2 Section 2 – Recognizing Hazmat Incidents
Module 1 Exam
Module 2 3 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
4 ERG White Pages Quiz
5 ERG Yellow-bordered and Blue-bordered Page
6 ERG Yellow-bordered and Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
7 ERG Orange-bordered Pages
8 ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
9 ERG Green-bordered Pages
10 ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz
Module 2 Exam
Module 3 11 Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician and Hazmat Incidents
12 Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
13 Emergency Response Planning
Module 3 Exam
Module 4 14 Hazardous Materials Referencing
15 Introduction to Toxicology
16 Toxicology Exposures and Effects
17 Exposure Standards and Guidelines
18 Physical and Chemical Properties
Module 4 Exam
Module 5 19 Site Control
20 Incident Safety
21 Hazard and Risk Assessment
22 Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
23 Hazmat Technician Decontamination
24 Special Considerations
Module 5 Exam
Module 6 25 Notification to Termination Part 1
26 Notification to Termination Part 2
Module 6 Exam
Module 7 27 Scenario Overview
- Scenario Phase 1 Initiating a Response
- Scenario Phase 2 Assembling at the Incident
- Scenario Phase 3 Establishing Initial Isolation Distances
- Scenario Phase 4 Receiving Your Assignment from the IC
- Scenario Phase 5 Group Assignments
- Scenario Phase 6 The Pre-entry Briefing and Entry Operation Start
- Scenario Phase 7 The Entry Operation
Conclusion Summary and Conclusion

Version 2 – Incident Command & Animated Videos

This version consists of 22 sections contained within 5 modules with 4 module exams.

Module Section Title
Course Intro Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
Module 1 1 Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician and Hazmat Incidents
2 Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
3 Emergency Response Planning
Module 1 Exam
Module 2 4 Hazmat Incident Command and Public Sector Response
5 Hazmat Group Functional Leaders
6 Additional ICS Hazmat Group Positions
7 Hazmat Incident Command and the Private Facility Response
Module 2 Exam
Module 3 8 Hazardous Materials Referencing
9 Introduction to Toxicology
10 Toxicology Exposures and Effects
11 Exposure Standards and Guidelines
12 Physical and Chemical Properties
Module 3 Exam
Module 4 13 Site Control
14 Incident Safety
15 Hazard and Risk Assessment
16 Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
17 Hazmat Technician Decontamination
18 Special Considerations
Module 4 Exam
Module 5 19 Notification to Termination Part 1
20 Notification to Termination Part 2
Module 4 Exam
Conclusion Summary and Conclusion

Version 3 – Includes PPE & Online Tabletop Exercise

This version consists of 32 sections contained within 5 modules with 4 module exams.

Module Section Title
Course Intro Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
Module 1 1 Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician and Hazmat Incidents
2 Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
3 Emergency Response Planning
Module 1 Exam
Module 2 4 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
5 Types of Respiratory Protection
6 Respiratory Protection Video Section Equipment Familiarization
Module 2 Exam
Module 3 7 Chemical Protective Clothing Overview
8 Medical Considerations for Chemical Protective Clothing
9 Chemical Protective Clothing Program
10 Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
11 Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
12 Donning Chemical Protective Clothing
13 Doffing Chemical Protective Clothing
14 Decontaminating Chemical Protective Clothing
15 Inspection Storage and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
16 Training and Monitoring for Protective Clothing
17 Level-A Video Section
18 Level-B Video Section
19 Other Protective Equipment Video Clips
Module 3 Exam
Module 4 20 Gas Detection Basics
21 Preventing Sparks
22 Sensor Technology
23 Types of Gas Detection Systems
24 Colorimetric Tubes and Diffusion Tubes
25 Flammability and CGIs Combustible Gas Indicators
26 PIDs and FIDs
27 Other Detection Devices
28 Monitoring and Detection Video Section_Equipment Familiarization
29 Miscellaneous Tools Equipment Video Clips
Module 4 Exam
Module 5 30 Scenario Overview
- Scenario Phase 1 Initiating a Response
- Scenario Phase 2 Assembling at the Incident
- Scenario Phase 3 Establishing Initial Isolation Distances
- Scenario Phase 4 Receiving Your Assignment from the IC
- Scenario Phase 5 Group Assignments
- Scenario Phase 6 The Pre-entry Briefing and Entry Operation Start
- Scenario Phase 7 The Entry Operation
Conclusion Summary and Conclusion

Accreditation

Our 8 Hour Hazmat Technician Refresher online course was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. It is OSHA accepted and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i) and 1926.56(q)(8)( i).

Certification

Once the course is complete, you will have immediate access to a Course Completion Certificate provided in PDF format that you can download, save, or print.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q – Can I really take the 8 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder Refresher online?
A – The OSHA 8 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder Refresher Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that you will need to be trained in the use of any protective equipment you use as part of your job prior to using that equipment on the job site. This is the case whether you take the course online or in a classroom setting.

Q – Why are there different versions of this class?
A – The multiple course versions are designed with the intention of offering you more options for your training. The more applicable your training can be toward your job, the better.

Q – Are all versions accepted by OSHA?
A – Yes, all versions meet OSHA requirements. OSHA allows flexibility in training and prefers training to be individual specific.

Q – Which version should I take?
A – Pick the material that seems most relevant to you and your job, or that you are most interested in.

Q – Will I receive the same certificate?
A – Yes, the certificate you receive is the same and does not vary depending on which version you choose

Q – How long will this course take to complete?
A – Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q – Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A – No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q – Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A – Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q – Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A – Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.