OSHA On-Scene Incident Commander Training (8 Hour)
|TITLE:||OSHA On Scene Incident Commander|
|DURATION:||Approximately 8 hours|
|CONTINUING EDUCATION:||0.8 CEUs, 8 contact hours|
|COURSE ACCESS TIME:||60 days|
|REGULATIONS SATISFIED:||29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v)|
|PREREQUISITES:||OSHA First Responder Operations (FRO) training certification or higher|
Subjects: OSHA Emergency Response Courses
Price: US $105.00
Who Should Take This Class?
Does your job require you to assume command of emergency response incidents involving hazardous chemicals or materials? Will you be responsible for assuming the role of the incident commander during a hazardous materials response? Do you want to prevent harm in an emergency situation involving the release or potential release of hazardous materials? If so, you should be trained as an Incident Commander according to the OSHA regulations outlining the Incident Command System (ICS).
As an incident commander, you could be someone responsible for emergency response at a fixed site such as a manufacturing or chemical facility. You might even be a Public Safety person in the Police, Fire or even Emergency Medical field.
Our online training course is designed for someone already trained to the OSHA First Responder Operational (FRO) level or higher, since you will already have a foundational understanding of the OSHA Incident Command System (ICS). Our online Incident Commander certification provides you with the training to safely and effectively command an emergency response incident, whether your position is with a public organization, such as fire or police department, or private organization. Our online training certifies you to be an OSHA Incident Commander, which is a position required at every emergency hazardous or chemical incident response, and fulfills your OSHA training requirement under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) for Incident/Scene Commander.
Industries That Require This Course
On-scene incident commanders take charge when a hazardous material spill occurs, evaluating risk and implementing applicable emergency response plans. This type of first responder plays a vital role in protecting people and the environment from hazardous substances.
Because the potential for emergencies involving hazardous materials exists across many industries, there is a critical need for properly trained incident commanders. Industries that require training for on-scene incident commanders include:
- Emergency response: Incident commander training can help firefighters, law enforcement personnel and emergency medical professionals respond effectively when called to the site of a spill.
- Hazardous waste operations: In industries that generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous materials or waste, on-scene incident commanders help provide a quick, coordinated response to emergency situations.
Our online course objectives come directly from the OSHA Hazwoper regulation. Upon completion of the program, the student will have completed the following objectives:
1. Reviewed the requirements for certification to the First Responder Awareness (FRA) level in accordance with 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) which include the following:
- An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated with them in an incident.
- An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present.
- The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency.
- The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible.
- An understanding of the role of the first responder awareness in the employer’s emergency response plan (including site security and control), and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook.
- The ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center.
2. Reviewed the requirements for certification to the First Responder Operations (FRO) level in accordance with 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (q) (6) (ii) which include the following:
- Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.
- Know how to select and use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided to the first responder operational level.
- An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms.
- Know how to perform basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations and rescue injured or contaminated persons within the capabilities of the resources and PPE available with their unit.
- Know how to implement basic equipment, victim, and rescue personnel decontamination procedures.
- An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.
3. Met the requirements for certification to the Scene Commander level in accordance with 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (q) (6) (v) which include the following:
- Know and be able to implement the employer’s incident command system.
- Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
- Know and understand the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing.
- Know how to implement the local emergency response plan.
- Know of the state emergency response plan and of the Federal Regional Response Team.
- Know and understand the importance of decontamination procedures.
What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?
Our online OSHA Incident Commander training course provides certification to the Incident Commander level, as required by 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v), Incident/Scene Commander as part of the Incident Command System (ICS). This regulation requires incident commanders to have a minimum of 24 hours of training equivalent to the operations level and display competency in certain key areas.
Our on-scene incident commander course covers all the topics specified by OSHA regulations. When you enroll in our course, you can expect to learn how to implement an incident command system and emergency response plan. You will also learn about the risks associated with chemical protective clothing and the importance of decontamination procedures.
Once you’ve completed our incident commander training course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to manage an emergency response effort effectively and safely while mitigating risks.
Levels of Training
OSHA divides first response training into five distinct levels — awareness, operations, technician, specialist and on-scene incident commander. On-scene incident commander is the highest level of qualification, and as a result, these responders require the greatest amount of training.
Leaders must understand the responsibilities of those they manage, especially in emergency situations. That’s why individuals hoping to take our online incident commander training course will first need to complete OSHA First Responder Operations (FRO) training certification or a higher level of certification. This helps ensure incident commanders have the knowledge and experience to lead effectively.
Students will have to go through all modules in order to unlock the final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 8 hours to complete but you can come and go as you need.
Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.
Course Schedule and Deadlines
The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 60 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After two months, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.
Accreditation, Certification and CEUs
Upon successful completion of our online incident commander training, you will receive an OSHA incident commander certificate that you can present to state or federal authorities. You can also receive continuing education credit. The course counts for 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or eight contact hours.
Why Choose Hazmat School?
At Hazmat School, we make training for on-scene incident commanders convenient and budget-friendly. With access to materials online and 24/7 support from experienced remote instructors, you can learn at your own pace. We even offer discounts to groups and government employees to ensure you receive the training you need to oversee emergency response efforts in hazardous materials release situations.
Ready to take the next step in your career by becoming a certified on-scene incident commander? If so, register for our online certification course today. You can also contact us to learn more about our corporate accounts, training methods and other first responder training courses.