What is Hazmat awareness training?

What is Hazmat awareness training?

Hazardous Material Training Personnel are trained to identify the potential hazards of hazardous materials and isolate or evacuate the area as necessary. Workers trained to the Awareness Level can use labels, placards and markings to identify the potential hazards of chemicals.

When approaching an incident scene awareness level responders should remember to apply what concept?

concept of RAIN

What do you do in a hazardous material incident?

During a Hazardous Materials Incident

  • Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies if you see (or smell) a hazardous materials incident.
  • Monitor media for emergency information.
  • Stay away from the incident scene to minimize the risk of contamination.
  • Follow instructions from public safety officials.
  • If asked or ordered to evacuate:

What are three main hazards of hazardous materials?

Another system, outlined in NFPA 704: Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response,3 identifies hazards by the severity of the hazard in three principal categories (health, flammability, and instability).

How do you classify hazardous materials?

The nine hazard classes are as follows:

  1. Class 1: Explosives.
  2. Class 2: Gases.
  3. Class 3: Flammable and Combustible Liquids.
  4. Class 4: Flammable Solids.
  5. Class 5: Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides.
  6. Class 6: Toxic Substances and Infectious Substances.
  7. Class 7: Radioactive Materials.
  8. Class 8: Corrosives.

What are examples of hazardous materials?

The following are examples of commonly shipped materials that are considered hazardous:

  • Battery powered equipment (some)
  • Consumer commodities such as aerosols and lighters.
  • Contents of first aid kits (some)
  • Corrosives.
  • Dry ice.
  • Environmentally hazardous substances.
  • Explosives, gases, and flammable liquids.
  • Flammable solids.

What are the 6 categories of hazardous materials?


  • Class 1: Explosives.
  • Class 2: Gases.
  • Class 3: Flammable Liquids.
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids.
  • Class 5: Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides.
  • Class 6: Toxic Substances and Infectious Substances.
  • Class 7: Radioactive Material.
  • Class 8: Corrosives.

What is the basic description of a hazardous material?

The basic description of a hazardous material includes the Identification Number, the Proper Shipping Name, Hazard Class and Packing Group (when applicable). This information is required to be placed on the shipping paper in a specific order.

What are the four elements of a shipping description?

Proper shipping name in upper case letters, Hazard class label(s), UN identification number, packing group, orientation label for liquids, the CORRECT standardized UN certification mark, and any additional required information, depending on the material.

Who is responsible for reporting releases of hazardous material?

In California, any significant release or threatened release of a hazardous material requires immediate reporting by the responsible person to the Cal OES State Warning Center (800) 852-7550 and the Unified Program Agency (UPA) or 911.

What are the divisions of class 2 hazardous materials?

Class 2 has three divisions: Flammable (also called combustible), Non-Flammable/Non-Poisonous, and Poisonous.

What are the 2 types of dangerous goods labels in use?

Dangerous goods labels

  • Class 1: Explosive substances and articles.
  • Class 2: Gases.
  • Class 3: Flammable liquids.
  • Class 4: Flammable solids and other solid explosive substances.
  • Class 5: Oxidising substances and organic peroxides.

How many classes of dangerous goods are there?

9 classes

What are the 9 dangerous goods?

What are the 9 classes of Dangerous Goods?

  • Explosives.
  • Flammable Gases.
  • Flammable Liquids.
  • Flammable solids.
  • Oxidizing.
  • Toxic & Infectious.
  • Radioactive.
  • Corrosives.

What is the most dangerous class of dangerous goods?


UN Class Dangerous Goods Classification
1 Explosives Explosive
2 Gases Flammable gas
Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
Toxic gas

Who is responsible to classify a dangerous good?


Does Class 2 DG have packing groups?

Note: articles and some dangerous goods classes (Class 2, Division 6.2 and Class 7) do not have packing groups.

Which packing group indicates a minor danger?

Packing Group III

How do I assign a packing group?

Dangerous goods are assigned into 3 packing groups (also known as UN Packing Group) in accordance with the degree of danger they present:

  1. Packing Group I: high danger.
  2. Packing Group II: medium danger.
  3. Packing Group III: low danger.

Who is responsible for dangerous goods while they are in transit?

Which hazard zone is the most dangerous?

The exclusion zone (or hot zone) is the area with actual or potential contamination and the highest potential for exposure to hazardous substances.

What is a toxic inhalation hazard?

Under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180), toxic inhalation hazard materials (TIH materials) are gases or liquids that are known or presumed on the basis of tests to be so toxic to humans as to pose a hazard to health in the event of a release during transportation.

What hazard class is toxic?

Hazard Class 6

What is Hazard Zone A?

Hazard Zone A: More that one liter (1.08 quarts) per package of a “material poisonous by inhalation,” as defined in 171.8 of 49 CFR, that meets the criteria for “hazard zone A,” as specified in 173.116(a) or 173.133(a) of 49 CFR.