Asmark Institute Announces 2016 Emergency Response to Agricultural Incidents Course (HazWoper)

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The Asmark Institute has released dates for its 2016 Emergency Response to Agricultural IncidentsCourse. This hands-on training course is specifically designed for employees working at agrichemical facilities who are expected to respond to a spill or release of a hazardous substance. This popular 4-day training program fulfills the training requirement for employees under OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120.

Training exercises include the use of real equipment such as a Terra-Gator, Spra-Coupe, bulk chemical tank, mini-bulk tanks and warehouse scenario. Conducted on-site at the Asmark Institute training facility in La Vergne, Tennessee, this program has received excellent reviews from over 2,300 participants.

Reason For This Training

OSHA first issued its rule on the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard(HazWoper) in 1986. The standard was originally believed to apply to “waste operations.” However, in 1994, OSHA published a guidance document stating that the rule applied to our industry. The standard links the amount and type of training required to an employee’s potential for exposure to hazardous substances during emergency response or clean-up operations. The appropriate amount and type of training is required before any person may legally participate in an emergency response or clean-up of a hazardous substance.

The course covers:

  • Coordinating emergency responses with the regulatory agencies
  • Recognizing and evaluating an incident
  • Organizing the response effort
  • Protecting the response personnel
  • Identifying and utilizing response resources
  • Proper spill reporting procedures
  • Implementing basic control measures
  • Developing and refining decision-making skills; and
  • Implementing the facility emergency response plan

Each 4-day course will be provided weekly during the months of October and November, 2016. Classes are limited to 26 individuals and will be filled on a first-come basis. For more information on the course, course dates, or to sign up to attend, please visit the Asmark website, Here.