Onsite vs Online Training

Why choose On-Site HazMat Training? When choosing HazMat Spill Response Training for you or your team, you want to make sure you’re not only meeting requirements, but also setting your team up for success should a spill happen at your facility. The most comprehensive, effective HazMat Training is done in-person. With On-Site HazMat Training, your team is getting more than just book knowledge. They are physically going through the actions so they know exactly what to do should a hazardous material incident occur at your facility. Benefits of Hands-On HazMat Spill Response Training Hands-On Instructional Methods Participants don’t just read about the process or learn it from a computer – they actually DO it. They try on cartridge respirators, SCBA’s and chemical suits [...]

Who Needs HazMat Training?

Who Needs Hazmat Training? OSHA and the DOT require different types of training based on the regulations for the transportation, storage, and usage of hazardous materials. The requirements can be confusing. To clarify them, we created a general guide outlining the different types of hazardous materials training and the employee roles that may need them. Types of HazMat Training and Who Needs It Hazard Communication All new employees that may come into contact with hazardous materials on the job are required to complete Hazard Communication (also called HazCom) training. With this training, they’ll be able to identify hazardous materials, Material Safety Data Sheets, Evacuation Procedures, and the company’s standard operating procedures in the event of a hazardous material release. Regulation: 29 CFR 1910.1200 [...]

Confined Spaces, Permit Required Confined Spaces, and Employer Requirements

Every employer is required to survey their facility to determine whether they have “confined spaces” or “permit required confined spaces” on-site. What is a confined space? When does a confined space become a permit required confined space? And if an employer has a permit required confined space on-site, are there specific requirements they need to follow? We answer those questions in this blog post. WHAT IS A CONFINED SPACE? To understand a permit required confined space, it’s important to first understand how OSHA defines a confined space. OSHA defines a confined space as having three traits: The space is large enough for workers to enter and perform assigned jobs There are limited or restricted means for entry and exit The space is not [...]


HazMat is an abbreviation of “Hazardous material”. A hazardous material, or HazMat, is a chemical or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, or physical) which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with others.HazMat is often used as a general term to describe Hazardous Substances, Dangerous Goods, Extremely Hazardous Substances, or Hazardous Waste.Classes of Hazardous MaterialsThe Department of Transportation has broken down hazardous materials into nine classes. They are:Class 1: ExplosivesClass 2: Flammable, Non-flammable and Toxic GassesClass 3: Flammable LiquidsClass 4: Flammable, Spontaneously Combustible and Water-Reactive SolidsClass 5: Oxidizers and Organic PeroxidesClass 6: Toxic Liquids and SolidsClass 7: RadioactivesClass 8: CorrosivesClass 9: MiscellaneousHazardous SubstancesA HazMat, or hazardous material, can also be classified as a [...]

When does OSHA require a confined space rescue team?

If you have a Permit Required Confined Space at your facility, OSHA may require you to have a Confined Space Rescue Team. How do you know whether you need one? The simplest way is to ask yourself this question: “If the person inside the space were to become unconscious, could I remove them safely without entering the space?” If the answer is no, you’re required to have a Confined Space Rescue Team either on-site or on standby. What is a Confined Space Rescue Team? A Confined Space Rescue Team is a team of trained personnel that provides rescue services and rescue equipment during a planned entry into a permit required confined space such as a boiler, sewer, tunnel, chemical tank, or process vessel. [...]

Handling Fentanyl & High Hazard Drug Labs I have had the privilege of helping the Drug Enforcement Administration develop and deliver 28 High Hazard Clandestine Drug Lab Training Classes which require the use of fully encapsulated Level A Suits. What is a high Hazard Clan Lab? It is an illegal drug lab which the final products or precursors can be fatal if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. There are many opinions for determining the type of personal protective equipment to be worn for tactical entry, sampling and processing of a potential high hazard drug lab. As a certified Hazardous Materials Specialist and Manager, these are only my professional opinions and do not represent official Drug Enforcement Administration Policy. Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are the drugs that are getting [...]