Emergency Response in the Workplace (Update Available)
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This course provides information about planning for and responding to emergencies. The intent is to provide the learner with basic information on procedures that cover onsite emergencies such as an accidental release or spill of a hazardous chemical, fire emergencies, explosions, bomb threats, threats to security, or personal injuries. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to define basic terminology associated with emergency response, recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency, specify the risks associated with hazardous substances in an incident, specify the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present, define the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Response Team, identify additional resources for more information regarding relevant standard operating procedures for emergency response, identify the requirements for air monitoring during emergency response, specify general site security and control procedures according to the emergency response plan and the US Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook, specify emergency reporting and communication methods, specify basic spill control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available in your area, and specify basic decontamination procedures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.