SFS 123 : HazMat Awareness & Operations

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HazMat Awareness Operations



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Designed to prepare individuals to safely respond to hazardous materials emergencies. Individuals will learn to analyze an incident; detect the presence of hazardous materials; survey the scene; collect hazard information from the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook; implement actions consistent with standard operating procedures; initiate protective actions and initiate the notification process. Students complete all training and education requirements for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level certification, per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 472 and State certification requirements per Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

Learning outcomes

1.Detect and identify the presence of hazardous material.
2.Survey, in a simulated exercise, a hazardous materials/WMD incident from a safe location to identify the name, UN/NA identification number, or type placard applied for any hazardous materials/WMD involved.
3.Collect and identify appropriate hazard and response information from the current edition of the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook.
4.Survey, in a simulated exercise, a hazardous materials/WMD incident to identify the containers and materials involved, determine whether hazardous materials/WMD have been released, and evaluate the surrounding conditions.
5.Collect and identify hazard and response information from material safety data sheets (MSDS), CHEMTREC/CANUTEC/ SETIZ, and shipper and manufacturer contacts.
6.Predict the likely behavior of a hazardous materials/WMD agent as well as its container.
7.Estimated the potential harm at a hazardous materials/WMD incident.

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