24-hour Hazmat Technician [29 CFR 1910.120 (q)]


Duration: 24 hrs


Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they, while wearing proper PPE, will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. They also perform advance control, containment, and confinement operations and use decontamination procedures.

Target Audience: Industry

Prerequisite: None

Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification

Course meets the following training requirements:

  • 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii)
  • 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(iii)

Note: It is recommended that each employee enrolled in this class is currently monitored under your company’s medical surveillance and respiratory programs (as applicable). In view of HIPAA laws, we do not ask for medical records.

Mayday ERI assumes that you are certifying you are in adequate health to perform the training and you waive Mayday ERI of any liability for any medical injuries or illness resulting from this training course.

Course TOPICS:


  • Standards and laws
  • Risks and potential outcomes associated with hazardous materials
  • Basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior
  • Basic hazardous materials nomenclature
  • Hazard Recognition / identification
  • Placarding, NFPA 704 marking system, SDS sheets, and ERG
  • Hazard and risk assessment
  • Classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment
  • Scene management, area isolation, and scene control
  • Stopping the release of hazardous materials
  • Demonstrate plugging, patching, and control techniques
  • Selection and use of proper personal protective equipment
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Standard operating procedures and termination procedures
  • Implement the employer's emergency response plan.
  • Functioning within an assigned role in the Incident Command System

Per the Hazmat Technician training requirement 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6):


  • Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization.
  • Application: we can tailor the course content based on the job description and duties of your employees taking the class.