Handling& Transportation of Hazardous Substances

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development


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Who should attend

This course is intended for any personnel who perform duties in some phase of transportation of hazardous materials.

About the course

Compliance Solutions Course meets OSHA requirements for training of personnel engaged in hazardous waste operations as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120, including removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present, encountered, prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored, shipped for disposal, or any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply proper techniques in hazardous material handling, storage, disposal, monitoring, response, MSDS and spill clean up hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Recognize the hazards of toxic chemicals including its types, risk control and specific precautions
  • Employ control measures for flammable chemicals and prevent hazards arising in reactive chemicals processing
  • Control or eliminate the potential hazards and/or losses
  • Employ the safe transport of chemicals by road, rail, air & sea and determine the modes of transportation for liquids, gases and solids
  • Acquire knowledge on the monitoring and protection of chemicals and the environment including the legislative control governing these chemicals, proper waste management and environmental impact assessment

Course Outline

Day 1

Module 1 - Agencies, Laws and Regulations

  • Hazardous Materials Regulatory Overview
  • OSH Act

Module 2 - Understanding the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)

  • Background Information
  • "Employee Right to Know" Rule
  • How the Standard Works
  • Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Employee Information and Training

Module 3 - HAZWOPER Training

  • OSHA Regulation for Training
  • Training Sessions
  • Site Supervisors
  • Refresher Training
  • Emergency Response Personnel Training
  • First Responder Awareness Level (FRA)
  • First Responder Operational Level (FRO)
  • Hazardous Material Technician Level
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist Level

Module 4 - Principles of Safety

  • Causes of Accidents
  • Kinetic/Mechanical Injuries
  • Fall Protection
  • Stairways or Ladders
  • Machine Guarding
  • Ignition Sources and Static Electricity
  • Lockout/Tag-out
  • Controlling Energy Sources
  • Biological Hazards
  • Head Protection
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Heat Related Illnesses

Day 2

Module 5 – Toxicology

  • Limits of Exposure
  • Routes of Exposure
  • Measure of Exposure
  • Dose-Response
  • Toxic Products
  • Toxin Chart

Module 6 - Planning and Organization for Fieldwork

  • Organizational Structure
  • Safety Meetings and Inspections
  • Fieldwork Preparation
  • Permits
  • Traffic and Parking Restrictions
  • Site Security
  • Mud, Soil, Drums and Site Cleanup
  • Steam Cleaning
  • Site Facilities

Module 7 - Hazard Identification Systems

  • Hazard Descriptions
  • Explosives
  • Gases and Vapors
  • Liquefied Gas
  • Health Hazards of Gas
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Fire Hazards
  • Flammable Solids
  • Oxidizers
  • Toxins and Poisons
  • Carcinogens
  • Corrosives
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 704 code)
  • Department of Transportation Classification
  • Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS)
  • Shipping Papers and Manifests

Day 3

Module 8 - Understanding Radiation Safety

  • Atoms
  • Radiation
  • Ionization
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Alpha and Beta Particles
  • Gamma Rays, X Rays, and Neutrons
  • Natural Background Radiation
  • Man-Made Sources of Radiation
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Radioactive Decay
  • Interaction with Matter
  • Measurement of Radiation
  • Radiation Detection Instruments
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Health Effects of Radiation Exposure
  • Chronic and Acute Exposure
  • Risks of Exposure
  • Protection and Shielding

Module 9 - Protective Equipment

  • PPE Decision Making
  • Types of Protection
  • Levels of Protection
  • Descriptions of Levels A, B, C, D
  • Materials and Quality of Construction
  • Understanding PPE Limitations
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Classification of Materials Present in Air
  • Health Effects of Oxygen-Deficiency
  • Important Terms
  • Types of Respirator Protection
  • Air Purifying Respirator (APR)
  • Health Considerations

Module 10 - Site Instrumentation

  • Initial Site Survey
  • Principles of Gas
  • Preliminary Onsite Evaluation
  • Procedures for Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Organic Vapors and Gases
  • Radiation
  • Oxygen Deficiency, Oxygen Enrichment, Combustible Gases, and Visual Observations
  • Initial Entry and Surveys
  • Priority for Initial Entry Monitoring
  • Periodic Monitoring
  • Ambient Atmospheric Concentrations
  • Vapor Density
  • Direct Reading Instruments
  • Air Monitoring Instruments
  • Equipment Certification
  • Reliable and Useful Results
  • Calibration and Relative Response
  • Types of Direct Reading Instruments
  • Combustible Gas Indicator (CGI)
  • Toxic Atmosphere Monitors
  • Colorimetric Indicator Tubes
  • Photo ionization Detector Tubes (PID)
  • Flame Ionization Detectors (FID)
  • Organic vapor Analyzer (OVA)
  • Aerosol Monitors

Day 4

Module 11 - Medical Surveillance

  • OSHA Medical Requirements
  • Developing a Medical Program
  • Recommended Medical Examination Chart
  • Medical Program Effectiveness
  • Medical Program Development
  • Occupational and Medical History
  • Ability to Work While Wearing PPE
  • Tests Performed by Occupational Physicians
  • Periodic Medical Examinations
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Non-emergency Treatment

Module 12 - Sampling and Packaging

  • Sampling Objectives
  • Classification of Samples
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
  • Location of Sampling Sites
  • Sampling Methods and Data
  • Liquid Samplers
  • Solid Samplers
  • Cleaning and Storage Procedures

Module 13 - Fire Protection

  • Requirements
  • Fire and Extinguisher Identification
  • Extinguisher Types and Maintenance
  • Location of Extinguishers
  • Additional Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Fire Fighting Foams

Day 5

Module 14 - Handling Drums and Containers

  • Drum Inspection
  • Drum Identification
  • Drum Handling
  • Drum Contents
  • Lab Pac’s
  • Opening Drums
  • Drum Sampling
  • Content Characterization
  • Drum Staging
  • Bulking
  • Shipment
  • Special Case Problems

Module 15 - Confined Space Hazards

  • 29 CFR 1910.146
  • OSHA Protection
  • Written Entry Procedures
  • Personnel Affected by the Permit-Required Confined Space
  • Standard
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Toxic Vapors and Gases
  • Flammable Atmospheres
  • Atmospheric Testing
  • Ventilation
  • Other Hazards
  • Requirements for Entering Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Non-Permit Confined Spaces
  • Entrance into Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Safeguarding Confined Spaces
  • Isolation, LO/TO
  • Evacuation from a Confined Space
  • Site Security

Module 16 - Site Emergencies

  • Incident Management and Scene Control
  • Site Safety Plan
  • Incident Command System
  • Incident Commander
  • Job Functions
  • Onsite Personnel
  • Site Leaders
  • Offsite Personnel
  • Federal Response Organizations
  • Emergency Training
  • Emergency Identification and Prevention
  • Onsite Communication
  • Site Mapping
  • Safe Distances
  • Refuges (Safety Stations)
  • Site Security and Control
  • Personal Locator Systems
  • Evacuation Routes and Procedures
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Medical Treatment and First Aid
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • Rescue/Response Action
  • Decontamination
  • Site Selection and Management
  • Setting Up the Decontamination Area
  • Decontamination Methods
  • Decontamination Process
  • Emergency Evaluations
  • Follow-up
  • Documentation
  • Decontamination Process Charts for Levels A, B, and C

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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