– 4-Hour First Receiver HazMat Refresher (Hospitals)

This course is offered as an annual refresher, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), for healthcare employees who have been previously trained for decontamination operations for first receivers. The course can also serve as an accelerated program for employees with prior experience in Hazardous Materials (HazMat) and/or the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Hands-on skills reviewing decontamination setup, as well as procedures for and proper use of personal protective equipment are demonstrated in the course.

Classroom discussion and lectures cover items including:

  • National Emergency Response and the Hospital Emergency Response Team (HazMat Team)
  • Hospital Incident Command overview
  • How to recognize medical effects of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and improvised explosive (CBRNe) events
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Emergency treatment area
  • Triage
  • Hospital decontamination procedures

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to define what a Hazardous Material situation is; identify the risks and problems associated with a HazMat incident; describe the safe and effective response; understand the proper notifications procedures; describe how to isolate the scene and deny entry; and be able to conduct directed self-decon.


– 8-Hour First Receiver HazMat Operations (Hospitals)


– 8-Hour First Responder HazMat Refresher


– 16-Hour First Responder HazMat Operations

This 2-day course includes lecture, classroom discussion, tabletop exercises, and hands-on practicals to cover the topics needed to meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Operations of hospital personnel. It is intended for those employees with no prior experience in decontamination.

Classroom discussion and lectures covers items including:

  • HazMat recognition and identification
  • Community risks
  • Use of necessary reference material
  • Activation of the Emergency Plan
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents
  • Overview of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
  • Triage of the contaminated patient
  • Proper decontamination procedures

Hands-on skills include setup and tear down of the decontamination equipment; donning and doffing of personal protective equipment and respirators; proper decontamination procedures for ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients; and demobilization and cleanup of the equipment and resources used.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to define what a Hazardous Material situation is; identify the risks and problems associated with a HazMat incident; describe the safe and effective response; understand the proper notifications procedures; describe how to isolate the scene and deny entry; and be able to conduct directed self-decon.


– 24 & 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)

Are your employees prepared to deal with hazardous or contaminated material? If not, this in-depth, three day class is for them. Participants will learn how to recognize, prevent, and respond to both common and uncommon hazardous and/or contaminated material situations safely and effectively. Individuals who complete the class will receive Certification in Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response.

24-Hour HAZWOPER Training is required for employees visiting an Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Operation mandated by the Government. This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect those working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place. This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.