Weapons of Mass Destruction

Whether a discharge of hazardous substances is the result of an accident or a terrorist attack involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), the HAZWOPER standard specifies standards for emergency response activities. As a result, para 1910.120(q) of OSHA standard would apply to emergency responders who engage in emergency response activities in response to such releases. All pertinent parts of 29 CFR 1910.120(q) must be included in an employer-created emergency response plan (ERP), which the employer is responsible for creating.

Goals of the Course

This course is designed to provide participants with awareness-level understanding of the response to weapons of mass destruction in a terrorist incident.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

The target audience of the training program are first responders as well as public health, public safety, and emergency management workers.

Learning Outcome:

Learning objectives of the course include understanding of the following:

Training Modules:

Module 1

Prevention and Deterrence

Module 2

Recognition of Hazardous Material and the Emergency Response Guide (ERG)

Module 3

Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Threats and Corresponding Response

Module 4

Improvised Explosive Devices Responder Actions

Module 5

Tactical Decision Making For WMD Events

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