Hazardous materials decontamination and containment involves much more than emergency responders rushing to the scene of an accident or industrial chemical spill and immediately starting to clean up the hazardous materials, as people often see on television and in movies. For example, if responding to an accident involving a tractor-trailer transporting a chemical, hazmat responders must be able to identify the material based on the placard displayed and know what the properties are of that particular chemical. Based on this information, they must take appropriate action such as hazardous waste containment and hazmat decontamination in order to remedy the situation and prevent negative impact to humans or the environment.
Hazardous materials decontamination and containment education and training can occur by:
1. Completing hazmat decontamination training courses utilizing educational materials, either online or through self study
2. Receiving on-site training through certified trainers of hazmat decontamination
3. Staying current on the latest hazardous waste containment systems
Complete hazardous materials decontamination and containment training online or through self-studySave money on travel and accommodations by conducting hazardous materials decontamination and containment training on-site at your facility using an approved training program. Other advantages to on-site training (besides monetary savings) is that you can schedule training sessions to fit the schedules of trainees and spend as much time as necessary covering topics that are more in depth.
Receive hazardous materials decontamination and containment training from certified trainersEmergency responders and hospital staff encounter hazardous materials on a routine basis. An efficient way for them to receive training and stay current on information about hazardous materials containment and hazardous materials decontamination equipment is through certified emergency response trainers.
Receive hazardous materials decontamination training and materials from government agenciesGovernment agencies not only offer hazardous materials training resources but also provide services such as providing clarification to Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185, providing assistance in the completion of hazardous materials incident forms and reporting violations.
Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Emergency Management Institute are federal agencies that provide hazardous materials training courses and materials.