The terminal objective of this training program is to develop a reasonable “first step” guide for emergency response to terrorism by hazardous materials technicians, specialists and commanders in the chemical industry; and comply with the annual refresher competency demonstration requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6).
The modules will utilize “Emergency Response To Terrorism” self-study program. This program was developed by The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Fire Administration - National Fire Academy.
FEMA/ USFA/ NFA - ERT : SS June 1999. The relevance of this approach is evident as the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) standard for First responder training includes:
“(7) Trainers. Trainers who teach any of the above training subject shall have satisfactorily completed a training course for teaching the subjects they are expected to teach, such as the courses offered by the U.S. National Fire Academy, or they shall have the training and/or academic credentials and instructional experience necessary to demonstrate competent instructional skills and a good command of the subject matter of the courses they are to teach.”
A number of the required skills adopted by OSHA can be found in the NFA and NFPA documents. The approach permits national standardization for companies with plants in numerous states and a good foundation for small companies to benefit from nationally developed training objectives and validation techniques.
The course will use the five FEMA modules, first responder hazmat annual refresher competency demonstration requirements, and the Emergency Response Plan for the facility to create an environment relevant to the needs of the country in light of the recent acts of terrorism on the United States of America. This perspective should enhance response personnel participation and acquisition of skills. The appropriate citaion for OSHA Refresher will be integrated into the modular objectives.