Illinois Fire Service Institute


HAZWOPER Technician : 40.00 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to train individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of the release in order to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release of the hazardous substance. The course covers: implementation of the employer’s emergency response plan, classification and identification of unknown materials using field survey instruments, functioning within the Incident Command System, selection and use of specialized chemical protective equipment, hazard and risk assessment techniques, performing advanced product control operations, implementation of decontamination procedures, understanding proper termination procedures, and understanding basic chemical and toxicological terminology. This course meets or exceeds the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q) for Hazardous Materials Technician Training. It is intended for industrial and private response teams, who in their normal course of duty would be responsible for responding to a release of a known product. This course does not meet all of the requirements of NFPA 472 and thus is not intended for public safety agencies (ie. fire, police, military, etc).


  Syllabus - HAZWOPER 40-hour Tech.pdf


Private and industrial emergency personnel.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • hazardous materials
  • hazardous materials courses for industrial responders
  • industry


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY

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Applicable Credits

Hours 8
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Champaign, IL 61820
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