OSHA HAZWOPER Level III Responder Refresher Training w/3 Versions to Choose From

Course Overview

 

HAZMAT responders at the Technician level are trained to respond to releases or potential releases in an offensive fashion. Unlike responders at the First Responder Operations (FRO) level who will seek to contain and isolate a release at a distance from the point of origin, workers at the Technician level will take steps to control or stop the release at its source.

Hazmat technicians are typically members of Hazmat Teams, which are also known as Spill Response Teams, or Emergency Response Teams, when they respond to chemical spills. This training is also referred to as Hazmat Tech, Level III Responder, Industry Tech, or any combination of these terms.

OSHA requires HAZMAT Technicians to refresh their training each year in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. This training is also referred to as Hazmat Tech, Level III Responder, Industry Tech, or any combination of these terms.

Who Should Take This Course?

This OSHA 4 hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online course is designed to help first responders meet the OSHA HAZWOPER refresher requirements for HAZMAT Technician training. This course is meant for refresher HAZMAT Technician training only. For initial training, please visit our 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Online, 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician - Blended, 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Online (w/prior FRO), or 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician - Blended (w/prior FRO) training pages.

Course Format

This course includes 4 hours of online training to meet the Hazmat Technician Refresher training requirement.

OSHA requires workers to have adequate training in the use of specialized equipment in a training environment prior to using it in a hazardous environment. For this reason, additional, company-specific training in the use of worksite-specific equipment may be required.

Additional Training

This 4 hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher Online course provides valuable Hazmat Technician training information that applies to a general population of employees. However, this course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures, and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

This training requires annual recertification.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Objectives

 

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i)

Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section [i.e., initial HAZMAT Technician training] shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies.

Note that this section does not provide a specific number of hours required for training, only that it must be of "sufficient content and duration to maintain … competencies." For those who prefer 4 hours of refresher training, we also offer 3 versions of our 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician Refresher training course.

Learning Objectives

Version 1 - Includes ERG, Site Control, & Incident Safety

In this 4-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Use the current Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG);
  • Implement site control tactics;
  • Effectively implement incident safety;
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment techniques;
  • Understand advance hazmat mitigation techniques; and
  • Identify appropriate hazmat decontamination.

Version 2 - Focuses On Basic PPE For The Hazmat Technician

In this 4-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Identify different types of respiratory protection available to the Hazmat Technician;
  • Understand the different types and levels of PPE that the Hazmat Technician may use in the course of their duties; and
  • Differentiate between the different types of monitors and detectors that are available to the Hazardous Materials Technician including understanding sensor technology.

Version 3 - Includes Incident Command, Animated Videos, & Online Tabletop Exercise

In this 4-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Explain the components of a Medical Surveillance Program required by the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard;
  • Understand the importance of Emergency Response Planning; and
  • Understand and implement an appropriate Incident Command System during a hazardous materials incident.
  • Additionally, in this version, students will:
  • View a complete animated video series depicting an entire hazmat incident; and
  • Participate in an Online Interactive Tabletop Exercise™.

Q - Why are there different versions of this class?

A - The multiple course versions are designed with the intention of offering you more options for your training. The more applicable your training can be toward your job, the better.

Q - Are all versions accepted by OSHA?

A - Yes, all versions meet OSHA requirements. OSHA allows flexibility in training and prefers training to be individual specific.

Q - Which version should I take?

A - Pick the material that seems most relevant to you and your job, or that you are most interested in.

Q - Will I receive the same certificate?

A - Yes, the certificate you receive is the same and does not vary depending on which version you choose.

Topics

This fully narrated course is built in a linear fashion - allowing you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages or searching for the right link or tab to continue - for an easy path to completion and certification. Interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks are also provided to aid the learning experience. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Knowledge checks and interactions are intended to help prepare students for the module exams.

Course Exams

Module exams are conducted after the completion of each module. Students are required to complete each exam after completing all the sections within the corresponding module. This allows students to take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass each exam. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Course Sections

Version 1 - Includes ERG, Site Control, & Incident Safety

This version consists of 16 sections contained within 2 modules with 2 module exams.

Module # Section # Title
Course Intro   Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
Module 1 1 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
2 ERG White Pages Quiz
3 ERG Yellow-bordered and Blue-bordered Pages
4 ERG Yellow-bordered and Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
5 ERG Orange-bordered Pages
6 ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
7 ERG Green-bordered Pages
8 ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz
Module 1 ERG Exercise
Module 2 9 Site Control
10 Incident Safety
11 Hazard and Risk Assessment
12 Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
13 Hazmat Technician Decontamination
14 Special Considerations
Module 2 Exam
Conclusion   Summary and Conclusion

Version 2 - Focuses On Basic PPE For The Hazmat Technician

This version consists of 18 sections contained within 2 modules with 2 module exams.

Module # Section # Title
Course Intro   Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
Module 1 1 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
2 Types of Respiratory Protection
3 Respiratory Protection Video Section Equipment Familiarization
Module 1 Exam
Module 2 4 Chemical Protective Clothing Overview
5 Medical Considerations for Chemical Protective Clothing
6 Chemical Protective Clothing Program
7 Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
8 Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
9 Donning Chemical Protective Clothing
10 Doffing Chemical Protective Clothing
11 Decontaminating Chemical Protective Clothing
12 Inspection Storage and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
13 Training and Monitoring for Protective Clothing
14 Level-A Video Section
15 Level-B Video Section
16 Other Protective Equipment Video Clips
Module 2 Exam
Conclusion   Summary and Conclusion

Version 3 - Includes Incident Command, Animated Videos, & Online Tabletop Exercise

This version consists of 11 sections contained within 2 modules with 2 module exams.

Module # Section # Title
Course Intro   Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Overview
Module 1 1 Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
2 Emergency Response Planning
Module 1 Exam
Module 2 3 Hazmat Incident Command and Public Sector Response
4 Hazmat Group Functional Leaders
5 Additional ICS Hazmat Group Positions
6 Hazmat Incident Command and the Private Facility Response
Module 2 Exam
Module 3 7 Notification to Termination Part 1
8 Notification to Termination Part 2
Module 4 9 Scenario Overview
- Scenario Phase 1 Initiating a Response
- Scenario Phase 2 Assembling at the Incident
- Scenario Phase 3 Establishing Initial Isolation Distances
- Scenario Phase 4 Receiving Your Assignment from the IC
- Scenario Phase 5 Group Assignments
- Scenario Phase 6 The Pre-entry Briefing and Entry Operation Start
- Scenario Phase 7 The Entry Operation
Conclusion   Summary and Conclusion

Q - Why are there different versions of this class?

A - The multiple course versions are designed with the intention of offering you more options for your training. The more applicable your training can be toward your job, the better.

Q - Are all versions accepted by OSHA?

A - Yes, all versions meet OSHA requirements. OSHA allows flexibility in training and prefers training to be individual specific.

Q - Which version should I take?

A - Pick the material that seems most relevant to you and your job, or that you are most interested in.

Q - Will I receive the same certificate?

A - Yes, the certificate you receive is the same and does not vary depending on which version you choose.

Accredtiation

 

Our 8 Hour Hazmat Technician Refresher online course was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. It is OSHA accepted and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i) and 1926.56(q)(8)( i).

Certification

Once the course is complete, you will have immediate access to a Course Completion Certificate provided in PDF format that you can download, save, or print.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.


Q - Can I really take the OSHA 4 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder Refresher online?

The OSHA 4 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III Responder Refresher Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that you will need to be trained in the use of any protective equipment you use as part of your job prior to using that equipment on the job site. This is the case whether you take the course online or in a classroom setting.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour accredtiation needed.


Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.


Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system accredtiation for viewing our online courses.


Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.


Q - Will I receive a wallet ID card?

Yes, in addition to the pdf certificate, this course also includes a mailed laminated wallet ID card. Wallet ID cards are created and mailed either the same or next business day, depending on when the course is completed. Please allow for appropriate mail time, which may vary by location.