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DOT HazMat ERG Awareness

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February 09, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Course Description:
This 4 hour specialized course is designed for responders to demonstrate proficiency when using the ERG in order to assess the initial phase of a hazardous material (HAZMAT) incident. The goal for this course is to train first responders, who are likely to witness or discover a HAZMAT release, to use the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). This course is designed from the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 HAZWOPER standard and NFPA 1072 Awareness Level Personnel requirements.

Learning Objectives/Topics Covered:

  • Describe how to approach and assess a scene where potential hazardous materials are involved
  • Identify and describe the types of containers that are often used to contain hazardous materials
  • Describe the purpose and types of various transportation and facility markings for hazardous materials
  • Identify and describe the four routes a hazardous substance can enter the human body
  • Demonstrate proficiency with using the ERG

Student Criteria:
This course is open to all Emergency Management, Rescue, Fire, Environmental, HazMat Response, Emergency Medical, Law Enforcement personnel or any organization having responsibility for  responding to a hazardous materials incident. Students are evaluated on their attentiveness during instruction and participation in small group activities and class discussions.

Special Notes:
Advance student registration is REQUIRED and must be received by February 2, 2021 in order to participate in this course. MAXIMUM number of participants is 24 students per session. You will receive an email with your Virtual Training Log In information. ERGs are required for this course. If you need a copy when registering, please provide a physical mailing address within the special accommodation box. If one is not provided then an ERG pickup location will be arranged. 

Registration application for the course can be completed using the following link to the KYEM website: Students will be notified if the course is
cancelled. For this reason, it is imperative that you provide accurate contact information.

For more information, contact:
Danita Farrier, KYEM HazMat Program Manager