24-Hr Chemistry for HazMat (Hazardous Materials) Responders OSHA/RCRA

The National Spill Control School

A Three Day Seminar 

Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and adjourns at 5:00 p.m. each day.

Located in the Center for Sciences (CS) Room 221

The Course

This 24 hour course is devised for HAZWOPER certified emergency responders wanting a deeper understanding of chemistry of hazardous materials including reactivity, explosivity, flammability, and the possibility of the generation of toxic vapors. The course is offered through the NSCS for professional certification, or through TAMU-CC for registered academic students wanting college credit. This class is intended for emergency responders who may encounter chemical hazards but are not chemistry majors. Chemistry and HAZWOPER course experience is not required for this course, however, attendees may want to complete HAZWOPER training prior to taking this course.

Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion from the National Spill Control School, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Classroom Topics

Synopsis of HazMat
General Chemistry
Physical & Chemical Properties of Hazard Materials 
Emergency Response for Chemical Incidents
Chemical Countermeasures Response Involving HazMat
Strategies and Tactics Procedures for Specific Chemicals
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing
Regulatory Overview
Storage Regulations
Reportable Quantities
Hazard & Risk Analysis
Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
Common Household, Industrial Workplace, and Agricultural Settings HazMat
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Chemistry and Countermeasures
Chemistry for Chemical, Biological, radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE)
Terrorism and Clandestine Labs

Lab Demonstration

There will be a variety of HazMat chemistry demonstrations in the lab which are designed to show the dangerous potential of larger quantities.   

Additional Information
An examination will be given the last day of the course.

Seminar Fee
$625 - Prepaid
Includes reference text and other course materials. Purchase of books is optional. For special government/industry group rates, contact the National Spill Control School at (361) 825-3333.

E-mail: nscs@tamucc.edu