HazMat Incident Command System Training

HazMat Incident Command System

A quick, systematic response to a hazardous material release is not only a good idea, but also a requirement under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. OSHA requires supervisors who are expected to organize and manage a team responding to a Hazardous Materials release to complete a minimum of 8 hours of Incident Management Training. We address HazMat, Medical, Fire, Explosion and Security issues in our site-specific training program.

Our Specialists incorporate your site’s Emergency Response Plan with likely spill scenarios to provide site-specific training for your management staff. While the training is primarily designed for chemical spills, this management system will apply to all emergency situations and potential hazards. In addition to managing on-site activities, the training also highlights the role of Local, State and Federal First Responders according to the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Our Incident Command System for Management is an 8-hour class.

Who Needs This Training?

Per OSHA Regulations
29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(v)

On scene Incident Commanders are individuals who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the First Responder Awareness Level. They shall receive at least 24 hours of training equal to the First Responder Operations Level and in addition have competency in the class topics listed and the employer so shall certify.

Class Topics

  • Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities
  • Unity of Command
  • Common Terminology 
  • Management of Objections
  • Flexible and Modular Organization
  • Span of Control
  • Coordination
  • Incident Action Plans
  • All Hazard approach which are site specific for Hazardous Materials, Fire, Medical, Active Shooter and Weather related events

Incident Command System – All Hazards

HazMat Solutions has provided a 24 hour Incident Command class for many years to a major auto manufacturer. All plant mangers and safety managers, both domestic and foreign, were required to attend this training. A series of table-top scenarios included everything from a HazMat spill to weather related events and a potential fatality at the plant. Unfortunately the company had a fatality the following year. Following the incident, our Hazardous Materials Specialist was told that our training helped in the on-site actions during and after the incident.

“HazMat Solutions has been our go to training source for incident response for the last 20 years. They provide comprehensive Hazardous Material Spill Response training including response drills.”

-Russ H.