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HazMat Training

Indiana hospitals, companies, first receivers and responders,  and healthcare coalitions, can get refresher HazMat and HAZWOPER courses from VPC. These live HazMat trainings will prepare you and your team for their first or repeat hazardous material emergencies. This training is not for individuals seeking a CDL HazMat Endorsement.

Hazardous materials training courses are delivered live, on-site either at your facility or department or at a training facility. VPC can assist you with locating training sites near your region, as well.

Training ranges from four hours to 80 hours depending on the training course and can include classroom and practical portions. Classes follow all OSHA regulations for protecting employees and victims exposed to hazardous substances. In addition, this program is tailor-made to fit Indiana’s curriculum.

When you enroll your team with VPC, you’ll receive:

  • A free Indiana HazMat Practice Test
  • Instruction covered by all INDOT and federal DOT regulations
  • All Standard 29 CFR components
  • An understanding of all HAZWOPER standards
  • Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses include curriculum set by Indiana as well as the state exam to be certified in Indiana

Indiana has a federally approved occupational safety and health program, enforced by the Indiana Department of Labor and Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA). By reference, Indiana follows all federal HAZWOPER workplace safety and regulations for all workers, with the exception of groups that fall under federal OSHA jurisdiction. See the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Training Requirements.

4-Hour First Receiver HazMat Refresher (Hospitals)

Who this course is for

Annual refresher as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for healthcare employees who have been trained for decontamination operations for first receivers.

What you’ll learn

Serves as an accelerated program for employees with prior experience in Hazardous Materials (HazMat) or the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Reviews decontamination set-up and procedures for and proper use of personal protective equipment.

  • Hands-on practice and training.
  • Ability to define what a Hazardous Material situation is and describe a safe and effective response.
Read the 4-hour receiver refresher course description

This course is offered as an annual refresher, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), for healthcare employees who have been 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) or the National Incident Management System (NIMS) or both. 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 a safe and effective response
  • Understand the proper notifications procedures
  • Describe how to isolate the scene and deny entry
  • Be able to conduct directed self-decon.

8-Hour First Receiver HazMat Operations (Hospitals)

Who this course is for

Healthcare employees who participate in decontamination operations for first receivers.

What you’ll learn

Course content includes:

  • Recognition of medical effects of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and improvised explosive (CBRNe) events,
  • National Emergency Response and the Hospital Emergency Response Team (HazMat Team).
  • Hands-on practice and training.
  • Ability to define what a Hazardous Material situation is and describe a safe and effective response.
  • Ability to conduct directed self-decontamination.
Read the 8-hour First Receiver HazMat Course Description

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 cover 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
  • 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
  • Be able to conduct directed self-decon.

First Receivers Awareness and Operations Training

This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.

Anyone who has already completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training and needs annual refresher training can sign up for this course.

The 8-hour training program is conducted on one day and is intended for workers who may encounter hazardous materials and need to don and doff PPE to protect themselves from the hazard. Per OSHA, topics covered include:

  • Understanding the hospital emergency operations plan and their roles in the response
  • Chemical hazards
  • Site safety, including risks to receiving personnel
  • Appropriate selection and use of PPE and PPE limitations
  • Decontamination procedures
  • How to properly put on, remove, adjust, and wear PPE.
  • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE

Service animal decontamination

VPC also is one of the few certified trainers in Indiana and the Midwest offering service animal HazMat decontamination, too.

This course is critical for first receivers responding to highway or roadway wrecks. Horses, livestock, and other wild animals involved in fuel or chemical spills can pose additional challenges in addition to saving human life. This training course offers valuable information and helps receivers answer difficult questions at the scene.

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

Who this course is for

Any employee who may deal with hazardous or contaminated materials.

What you’ll learn

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. Covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites.

  • Course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.
Read 24 & 40-hour HAZWOPER Training Course Description

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 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.

The 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 workplace. This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.

32 hour Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Who this course is for

Any employee who may deal with hazardous or contaminated materials.

This course is designed to provide you with the basic skill set needed to satisfy the Indiana Department of Homeland Security minimum requirements for a State Certified Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations.

What you’ll learn

Read 32 hour Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Training Course Description

Course includes hazmat recognition, identification, selection of PPE, implementation of defensive tactics, decontamination deployment, and knowledge of incident command. This class is comprised of classroom and hands-on training exercises.

80 hour Hazardous Materials Technician

Who this course is for

Any employee who may deal with hazardous or contaminated materials.

What you’ll learn

Read 80 hour Hazardous Materials Technician Training Course Description
  • Analyze the incident to determine the complexity of the problem and potential outcomes.
  • Plan a response including developing response objectives, identifying potential response options, selecting the personal protective equipment (PPE) required and a technical decontamination process, and developing an IAP.
  • Implement the planned response consistent with local emergency response plans and/or standard operating procedures by performing the duties of the hazmat branch; donning, doffing, and working in PPE; and performing control functions and decontamination.
  • Evaluate the progress to determine the effectiveness of control and decontamination functions identified in the IAP.

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