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HAZWOPER 8 Hour Incident Command Annual Refresher – 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)

Cost: $150 per person

The HAZWOPER Incident Command course provides individuals with the knowledge and skill set to act as Incident Commanders for HAZWOPER and HAZMAT Operations. Topics in the training are covered as required by 29 CFR 1910.120 (q).

HAZWOPER Incident Commanders must be thoroughly familiar with the Incident Command System (ICS) and the 3 main priorities – Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Conservation.

Group discounts available (3 or more people). Please email or call us at 1.888.877.7130 for a quote. Includes Free Study Guide! We also offer U.S. Based support.

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Course Details

Course Features

• Includes 14 full length videos
• HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® (OSHA accepted)
• Professional voiceovers
• Over 35 interactive flash animations
• Award winning content
• CEU’s
• Self grading quizzes and final exam
• OSHA Study Timer (tracks your study time login and logout at your convenience)
• Certificate of Completion (3 certificates) e-cert, 8×10 and wallet card (instant download of e-certificate upon course completion)
• HAZWOPER incident command access for 1 year from the time of registration
• Free registration into the National Repository® (download your certificates at anytime in the future)

Course Description

This HAZWOPER Incident Command course is designed to provide participants with an increased capability to assume the role of an Incident Commander during hazardous material response event; with specific emphasis on personnel safety and management of the HAZMAT scene. The students will become familiar with an emergency response plan. This course is targeted and helpful for anyone who may assume an ICS Command or General Staff role on a HAZMAT incident. In compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q) regulations, this training is required for individuals having a role with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

This On-Scene Incident Commander training program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to be able to assume responsibility and make decisions relating to the management of a hazardous materials incident. Major topics include hazardous materials management system; health and safety; incident management system; action plans, site management and control; problem identification; hazard and risk evaluation; personal protective equipment, information management and resource coordination; response objectives; decontamination management; and incident termination.

This course complies with OSHA regulations and can be taken online. The course consists of modules with the use of multi-media components for an engaging experience.

This training must be provided for personnel who direct or command incident response operations.

29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(v) On Scene Incident Commander. The HAZWOPER incident commander is an individual who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder awareness level. The intent of the standard is to provide an incident command system that is headed by a single person who is well trained in managing emergencies of differing severity, as well as overseeing the HAZMAT team, but does not necessarily have extensive knowledge of certain technical aspects such as classification and verification of hazardous substances. Appendix C, section 6., of the standard explains:

“This enable[s] one individual to be in charge of managing the incident, rather than having several officers from different companies making separate, and sometimes conflicting, decisions. The individual in charge of the [incident command system] would delegate responsibility for performing various tasks…”Plan States (approved by U.S. OSHA) must have standards at least as stringent as the Federal HAZWOPER training requirements. These Plan States may have additional training requirements.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a total of 3 certificates. An email with an e-certificate will be sent to you or your designee immediately upon completing the course and the original certificates (8×10 and pvc wallet card) will arrive in the mail.

Added Assurance of OSHA Compliance

We also offer the added assurance that our 8 Hour HAZWOPER course complies with the OSHA regulations. We have an interpretation letter from the U.S. OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs in Washington D.C., accepting our HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator. Please follow this link to download the OSHA interpretation letter. No other online company has such a letter from OSHA. So, for almost the same price as other companies that provide no assurance, you also receive added assurance from us that you are in compliance with OSHA.

Successful companies and employers do not guess at regulatory compliance. They make certain they are in compliance at all times or at least they are making strong efforts to be in compliance. It is no different when it comes to health and safety training. The training received by employees is only as good as the instruction. Unfortunately, some people believe that a certificate is a certificate and they are in compliance. This is not always the case and companies pay huge fines for training deficiencies.


Includes  U.S. Based support. An experienced and highly qualified instructor is available to you throughout the training process. Our toll free hotline or email will allow access to some of the finest instructors in the U.S.


8 hours

Our course allows you to login and logout at any time increment in order to fit your schedule. When you logout, the course will be bookmarked so you can begin where you left off. The study timer will also accrue your time and will begin where you left off in the course.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

This course has been awarded 1.34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) – approval number 13334. This course is eligible for .66 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).


24 Hour HAZMAT First Responder Operations

Table of Contents

Module 1: Overview of Incident Command System Part 1
Incident Commander Responsibilities
Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan
Incident Command System                                                                                                                                  

Module 2: Overview of Incident Command System Part 2
Incident Command System History
Incident Command System Organization Flowchart
Explanation of Roles and Responsibilities with the ICS Organization

Module 3: Incident Command Facilities
Incident Command Facilities and Locations
Command Post
Staging Areas
Module 4: Incident Command System Concepts and Principles
Common Terminology
Unity of Command
Designated Incident Facilities

Module 5: Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 1
Pre-emergency Planning
Personnel Roles and Communication
Recognition and Prevention
Safe Distances and Refuge

Module 6: Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 2
Site Security and Control
Evacuation Routes and Procedures
Emergency Decontamination
Emergency Medical Treatment and First Aid
Emergency Response Procedures and Critique

Module 7: Training and Equipping Your HAZMAT Team Part 1
Training Requirements

Module 8: Training and Equipping Your HAZMAT Team Part 2
Medical Monitoring
Cost of Training
Protection Levels and Equipment

Module 9: Facility Emergency Response Audit Part 1
Performing a Process Hazard Analysis
Site Identification
Hazard Qualification
Consequence Analysis
Module 10: Facility Emergency Response Audit Part 2
Performing a Workplace Hazard Analysis
Determining Location
Examine Container Condition
Determine the Physical State of Contents
Determine Dispersion Pathways
Exposure Indicators

Module 11: Federal, State and Local Emergency Response Requirements
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
The Buddy System

Module 12: Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 1
Emergency Planning Requirements
Emergency Planning and Notification
Procedures for SARA Title III Compliance
Regional Response Team
National Response Team

Module 13: Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 2
DOT Notification Requirements
Leaking Containers

Module 14: Applicable Laws and Regulations
Difference Between Laws and Regulations 
Major EPA and OSHA Laws 
Recordkeeping and Notifying OSHA 
OSHA Plan States

Module 15: Overview of DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
How to Read the ERG
List of DOT Tanks and Containers

Module 16: Hazard Recognition (Overview)
Injury Prevention
Boiling Point, Vapor Pressure, Vapor Density, pH, Flashpoint
Lower/Upper Explosive Limits
Fire Triangle

Module 17: Hazard Recognition Part 1
NFPA Requirements
Job Hazard Analysis
Defining Risk
Chemical Hazard Identification Systems
NFPA 704 System
DOT Labels and Placards
Ionizing Radiation

Module 18: Hazard Recognition Part 2
Chemical and Physical Hazards
Fires and Explosions
Shock Sensitive
Oxygen Deficiency

Module 19: Hazard Recognition Part 3
Site and Equipment Hazards
Heat Stress
Heat Stroke
Cold Stress

Module 20: Hazard Recognition Part 4
Infectious Diseases (Bloodborne Pathogens, HIV, HBV)

Module 21: Toxicology Part 1
Chemical Classification
Routes of Exposure and Dose
Interaction with Other Chemicals
Dust, Fumes, Mists and Vapors

Module 22: Toxicology Part 2
Classes of Chemical Toxins
Dose to Organs

Module 23: Toxicology Part 3
Dose and Response
Storage in the Body
Chronic Response
Chemical Interaction
OSHA Exposure Limits

Module 24: Placards and Labeling
NFPA Hazardous System Identification
DOT Placards

Module 25: Respiratory Protection Part 1

Respirator Protection Program
Respirator Types
Selection of Respiratory Equipment

Module 26: Respiratory Protection Part 2
Air-purifying Respirators
Combination Canisters and Cartridges
Types of APR Face Pieces

Module 27: Respiratory Protection Part 3
Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Combination SCBA/SAR

Module 28: Respiratory Protection Part 4
Chemical Concentration
Protection Factors
Calculating Protection Factors

Module 29: Respiratory Protection Part 5
Respirator Fit Test (Quantitative and Qualitative)
Respiratory Maintenance
Types of Respirator Canisters
How Respirators Work
Positive and Negative Pressure Fit Test
Respirator Limits
Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage

Module 30: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 1
Clothing and Ensembles
Developing a PPE Program
Program Review and Evaluation

Module 31: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 2
Level A
Level B
Level C
Level D
Selecting the level of protection

Module 32: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 3
Protective Clothing
Inspection and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing
Permeation and Degradation
Work Mission Duration

Module 33: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 4
Considerations for working in PPE
Air Supply Consumption
Coolant Supply
Special Considerations

Module 34: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 5
Reasons to Upgrade/Downgrade PPE
PPE Inspection Program
Proper Storage
PPE Before Use Inspection

Module 35: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 6
In-use Monitoring
Donning and Doffing
Clothing Reuse
Heat Stress and Monitoring
Heat Rash
Heat Cramps
Heat Stroke

Module 36: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 7
Hand Protection
General Requirements of the OSHA Standard
Eye and Face Protection
Selection of Eye and Face Protection
Head Protection
Foot Protection

Module 37: HAZWOPER Site Control
Site Map
Site Preparation

Module 38: HAZWOPER Site Zones
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
The Buddy System

Module 39: HAZWOPER Support Zones
Site Security
Communication Systems

Module 40: Decontamination Part 1
Decon Plan and Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures
Maximizing Worker Protection from Hazardous Wastes
Proper Dress Out Procedures
Levels of Contamination

Module 41: Decontamination Part 2
Personal Decon Station
Extent of Decon Required
Types of Contamination
Amount of Contamination
Levels of Protection

Module 42: Decontamination Part 3
Decon of Personnel and Equipment
Decon During Medical Emergencies
Physical Injury
Heat Stress

Module 43: Decontamination Part 4
Protection for Decon Workers
Decon Procedures
Chemical and Physical Removal of Contamination

Module 44: Decontamination Part 5
Persistent Contamination
What if Decon procedure has not worked?
Lab Testing Articles
Fundamentals that Affect Permeation of Protective Clothing
Substance and Tools for Effective Decontamination

Module 45: Medical Surveillance Part 1
Information for Medical Program
Develop a Site Specific Medical Program

Module 46: Medical Surveillance Part 2

Medical Examination
Periodic Medical Monitoring
Examination After Injury
Termination Exam

Module 47: Site Emergencies Part 1
Planning and Personnel
Site Emergencies
How Teams assist in Emergencies
Roles of Personnel During Emergencies

Module 48: Site Emergencies Part 2
Communications Safe Distances and Site Mapping
Sage Refuge
Public Evacuations

Module 49: Site Emergencies Part 3
Evacuations and Emergency Decontamination
Personal Locator Systems
Evacuation Routes and Procedures
First Aid/Medical Treatment

Module 50: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 1
Hazardous Materials Clues
Fixed Sites
Transportation Sources

Highway, Rail and Air



Module 51: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 2
Tanks and Containers

Container Shape and Size

Types of DOT Highway Transportation Tanks, Tankers, Trailers and Containers

Types of DOT Rail Transportation Tank

Types of DOT Storage Containers


Module 52: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 3
Tanks and Containers Markings and Colors

NFPA 704 System

HMIS Placards and Labels

UN NA Hazard Class System

DOT 9 Classes of Hazardous Materials

Shipping Papers and SDS

Module 53: Containment, Confinement and Control of Hazardous Materials Releases Part 1

Standard Strategic Goals

Site Perimeters and Hazard Control Zones

Factors Affecting the Ability of Personnel to Perform a Rescue

Rescue Risks Associated with DOT 9 Hazard Classes

Operational Level Response Actions

Sizing Up a HAZMAT Incident

Module 54: Containment, Confinement and Control of Hazardous Materials Releases Part 2

Release Control Methods

Confinement, Absorption and Adsorption

Damming, Diking, Diversion and Retention

Ventilation and Vapor Dispersion

Dispersion and Dilution

Other Spill Control Tactics

Module 55: Containment, Confinement and Control of Hazardous Materials Releases Part 3

Vapor Suppression

Using Foams

Types of Foams

Foam Methods

Typical Fire Control Tactics

Leak Control/Containment for Containers

Termination Phase

HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator

Final Exam

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