24-hour Emergency Response Technician


Class Hours: 24
Course Code: ERT


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Open Enrollment Seminars

Course Regulation

29 CFR 1910.120:
  • (q)(6): Training. Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:
  • (q)(6)(iii): Hazardous materials technician. Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous materials technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas and the employer shall so certify.:
    1. Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan;
    2. Know the classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment;
    3. Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System;
    4. Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician;
    5. Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques;
    6. Be able to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit;
    7. Understand and implement decontamination procedures;
    8. Understand termination procedures;
    9. Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.
  • It is also a prerequisite to the 8-Hour On-Scene Incident Commander Program.

The Following Topics are Covered by this Course

  • History Of The Law
  • Regulatory Overview
  • Poisons
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Fires And Explosions
  • Reference Material
  • Oxidizers
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Potential Site Hazards
  • Heat Stress
  • Cold Exposure
  • Noise Exposure
  • OSHA 1910.146
  • Planning And Organizing
  • ERGB Exercise
  • Training
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Site Characterization
  • Air Monitoring
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Supplies-Air Respirators
  • Air-Purifying Respirators
  • Fit Test Procedures
  • Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Site Control
  • Decontamination Techniques
  • Drums & Containers
  • Site Emergencies
  • Haz. Material Terminology
  • Review And Final Test
Fully Protection Suit
Level A Suit Level B Suit
Commander Photo

Other Course Options

On-Site Training

New Environment, Inc. offers On-Site Training for this course, call or E-mail us to schedule this course.

Individual Products

Instructor Materials

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24-Hour Emergency Response Technician - Lesson Plan

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The Following Topics are Covered in this Course

  • History Of The Law
  • Regulatory Overview
  • Poisons
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Fires And Explosions
  • Reference Material
  • Oxidizers
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Potential Site Hazards
  • Heat Stress
  • Cold Exposure
  • Noise Exposure
  • OSHA 1910.146
  • Planning And Organizing
  • ERGB Exercise
  • Training
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Site Characterization
  • Air Monitoring
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Supplies-Air Respirators
  • Air-Purifying Respirators
  • Fit Test Procedures
  • Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Site Control
  • Decontamination Techniques
  • Drums & Containers
  • Site Emergencies
  • Haz. Material Terminology
  • Review And Final Test


$425.00 Add to Cart

ER Technician Version B PowerPoint CD


Student Materials

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24-Hour Emergency Response Technician - Student Classroom Material

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Student Material Includes:

Student Background Survey
Color Student Classroom Workbook
50 Question Test
NFPA 704 Wallet Card
Certificate Of Completion*
Participant Evaluation Form


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DOT Emergency Response Guidebook

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This Guidebook is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.

The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology.

Use this DOT-issued guidebook to help you satisfy DOT's requirement that Hazmat shipments be accompanied by emergency response information (49 CFR Section 172.600).

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook Summary of Changes from 2012 ERG:
  • Replaced written instructions on page 1 with a flow chart to show how to use the ERG2016.
  • Expanded Table of Placards and updated title to Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards and Initial Response Guide to Use on Scene.
  • How to Use this Guidebook During an Incident
  • Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each.
  • Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research.
  • Updated pipeline emergency response information.
  • Added information about Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) markings.
  • Added all new dangerous goods/hazardous materials listed in UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to 19th Revised Edition.
  • Added information on Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) applicable in Canada.

Published by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook

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This easy-to-read pocketbook gives your drivers fast access to the current regulatory information they need while hauling hazardous materials. And that can help reduce the chances of hazardous materials incidents resulting from human error.

Contains hazardous materials regulations as amended by HM-215G, the information your drivers need to stay in compliance.

Updated monthly, the pocketbook covers identifying hazmat shipments, placarding, loading and unloading, transport, and specific class requirements. Includes the §171.101 Hazardous Materials Table with a placard column to help drivers easily identify DOT-required placards, plus the List of Hazardous Substances, the List of Marine Pollutants, and special provsions.

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NIOSH Pocket Guide To Chemical Hazards

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The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) commonly found in the work environment. With this handy book you'll find information on recommended exposure limits, permissible exposure limits, chemical and physical properties, health hazards and personal protection for 677 chemicals regulated at the federal level.

The NIOSH Pocket Guide includes the following features:
  • September 2010 Current Printing Date.
  • New layout for the Chemical Listing section, each chemical arranged in its own table.
  • Expanded Chemical, Synonym and Trade Name Index.
  • Conversion factors, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number and The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
  • Updated DOT ID and Guide Numbers to reflect changes made by DOT in the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook.
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs).
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Permissible Exposure Limits (OSHA PELs).
  • NIOSH Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health values (NIOSH IDLHs).
  • A physical description of the agent with chemical and physical properties.
  • Measurement methods.
  • Personal Protection and Sanitation Recommendations.
  • Particulate respirator recommendations revised to include Part 84.
  • Information on Health Hazards including: Route, Symptoms, First Aid and Target Organ information.
  • Revised Appendix E to include OSHA respirator requirements for hazardous substances identified in the preamble to the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).


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