Incident Commander Level V Syllabus
Our 8 Hour On Scene Incident Commander (OSIC - Level V) training is intended for your individuals who will assume control of an incident scene. According to 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(v), they "shall receive at least 24 hours of training"..., and have competency in: implementing your incident command system and emergency response plan; the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing; decontamination procedures; and implementing the local, State and Federal Regional Response teams.
The course curriculum can be customized for your company and will be performance-based per OSHA. Classroom instruction will be combined with competency-based exercises that enable trainees to demonstrate understanding and basic proficiency with the required knowledge and skills. Emphasis will be placed on exercises that enable trainees to demonstrate that they have acquired the desired skills and knowledge. The training will be team oriented, and will be conducted with the support of manuals, slides, overheads, videos, competency-based exercises, and a spill response simulation. Each participant will be provided with a course manual which will contain topics covered during the presentation., and a certificate of training upon successful completion of the program attended.
The following outline represent proposed curriculum for the training program:
Review OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency response final rule 29 CFR 1910.120. Describe the role and function of the Incident Commander.
Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment
Discuss the EPA levels of protection and explain the criteria for selecting the proper protection for a job involving potential contact with hazardous materials. Emphasis is placed on supervising workers in chemical protective clothing.
Site Control & Decontamination
Identify work zones and associated purposes. Discuss the duties and responsibilities of supervisory and response personnel in the support zone. Emphasis is placed on proper decontamination procedures.
Your Company's Emergency Response Plan
Describe your company's emergency response plan and the roles of all responders in the plan. Discuss emergency notification numbers and the necessary information required to obtain additional assistance. Discuss the local district's emergency response plan, and the State's emergency response plan. Notification of internal and external agencies, termination and reporting procedures will be reviewed.
Table Top Scenario
The table-top scenario will be customized for operations conducted at your company. Special consideration will be given to potential spill situations likely to occur. The scenario will focus on implementation of your company's emergency response plan and communication with outside agencies. Notification, emergency response decontamination, termination and reporting procedures will be implemented and critiqued.