Incident Command System
This course aims to train on-scene incident commanders to help provide a quick, coordinated response to emergency situations.
On-Scene Incident Commander (ICS)
Does your job require you to assume command during an emergency? Will you be responsible for assuming the role of the Incident Commander during a hazardous materials incident? OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard requires all organizations that handle hazardous materials to use the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that provides for a standardized and consistent approach while managing an emergency. In industries that generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous materials or waste, on-scene incident commanders help provide a quick, coordinated response to emergency situations.
Under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (q), incident commanders must have a minimum of 24-hours or 40-hours of HAZWOPER training. You are not allowed to function as an Incident Commander if you do not have the requisite minimum HAZWOPER training at the operations level and formal Incident Command Training. We can tailor our class to your organization and provide either 8 or 16 hours of training depending on client needs. Here are just some of the certification requirements from OSHA:
- Know and be able to implement the employer’s incident command system.
- Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
- Know and understand the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing or respiratory protection.
- Know and understand the importance of proper decontamination procedures.
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