Course Summary
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4 days (32 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 homeland security


The course objective is to teach, when given a scenario using a mock port of entry/checkpoint, the proper inspection of a hazardous materials shipment for compliance; plus effective control of a hazmat situation. Inspection and hazmat control are to be in accordance with the Emergency Response Guidebook, NIOSH Pocket Guide, and the Hazardous Materials, Substances, and Wastes Compliance Guide.

Learning Outcomes:

  • safely inspect and determine compliance of a hazardous shipment in accordance with federal laws and guidance (DOT, EPA, and OSHA guidelines)
  • be able to effectively control a hazmat emergency by identifying specific chemical hazards to efficiently secure, isolate, and notify the scene using the appropriate guidance.

General Course Topics:

  • Course introduction
  • Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Hazardous classes divisions and segregation charts
  • Markings and containers
  • Shipping documents
  • Compliance guide
  • Chemical properties and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Secure, isolate, and notify
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials