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EM 301 Introduction to Hazardous Materials Preparedness
What You Get: Over 56 pages including the Appendices.
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The course provides an introduction to the topic of hazardous materials response. Training will help students, regardless of their job title, to:
The course builds on information contained in Hazardous Materials: A Citizen's Orientation IS-5. This course is designed to provide members of the public with a general introduction to hazardous materials topics and issues. IS-5 covers the basic principles of toxicology and human health, related legislation and regulations, recognizing the presence of hazards, community preparedness for hazardous materials incidents, and hazardous materials in the home.
Note: This independent study course is available to download from here. It is recommended you be familiar with this document but it is not necessary to enroll in this EM 301.
Participants are assumed and expected to have achieved the instructional objectives of the independent study coursebefore taking this course.
In particular, participants should understand the responsibilities of key federal agencies: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), and Department of Labor (DOL).
Students should also be familiar with the tapestry of laws that regulate various aspects of hazardous materials planning and response. These include:
The materials are divided into two separate but related modules:
A simple form of exercise, during which a typical emergency situation is discussed with a focus on reviewing related plans and procedures, is called a:
Live microorganisms or their toxins that cause disease in humans are known as:
a. radiation hazards
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