Emergency Response Level 3 Initial Training — December 19-22, 2023 (Mi – Compliance Solutions
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Emergency Response Level 3 Initial Training — December 19-22, 2023 (Minneapolis (Coon Rapids) MN)

Product Description

The Emergency Response Technician Level III Training Seminar provides OSHA-mandated training referenced under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120(q). The course is developed for new and returning workers (such as those not meeting Annual Refresher requirements). It targets the “Initial” training needs of these workers before responding to incidents and spills.

Training delivered by seasoned Instructors with real-world response and EH&S experience. The training covers 18-different OSHA suggested topics such as Health and Safety Procedures, PPE for Hazardous Waste Operations, Medical Monitoring, and more.

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OSHA 1910.120

Instructors use traditional and advanced techniques used in today’s hazardous material industry to expose students to the hazards and risks involved in response to emerging and active incidents. Students develop crucial skills and techniques to recognize and mitigate hazards encountered during hazardous material spills through this course. Control and containment methods to ensure worker safety is the primary objective of this class. 

Tuition includes a student manual, participation in table-top planning and preparation, and a mock response and clean-up exercise (to facilitate understanding of the Technician role). Students must pass a certification exam at the end of the course and will be issued a printed ER3 Certification (suitable for framing) and wallet ID card.

Why train with us?

Our Emergency Response Technician (Level 3) course is delivered over four (4) days alongside HAZWOPER students who learn control and containment along with actual remediation. As the Emergency Response Technician’s primary role is “control and containment,” this course provides additional experience in what happens “after the spill is contained.” 
Note: This course REQUIRES the employee to bring a copy of the company/agency’s Emergency Response Plan so the Instructor can review and discuss on-site safety and company-specific procedures (required by regulation). Please ensure a printed copy is available BEFORE registering for this class. Certification cannot be issued without meeting this crucial requirement.

Training Units

  • OSHA Regulations 
  • Planning and Organization 
  • Hazard Communication for HAZWOPER 
  • Ionizing Radiation 
  • Chemical Protective Clothing 
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Fire Protection Requirements
  • Handling Drums and Containers
  • Decontamination   
  • HAZWOPER Review
  • Hazard Communication
  • Dress Out Exercise 
  • General Safety Hazards 
  • Chemical Hazard ID Systems
  • Toxicology 
  • Respiratory Protection 
  • Heat Stress
  • Meters and Monitoring 
  • Confined Spaces 
  • Sampling and Packaging
  • Site Emergencies  
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • Updates/News/Case Studies  
  • Final Exam

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Understand and implement response techniques during a hazardous materials incident.
  • Understand the levels of protection along with the corresponding PPE
  • Understand and implement decontamination procedures and methods
  • Understand, implement and apply potential containment methods

Prerequisites: None

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Find an Emergency Response Training Class near you today! View our training dates below we offer Emergency Responder Technician Level 3 Classroom Training in more than 60 cities nationwide.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is Emergency Response Technician (Level 3) Training?

Emergency Response Level 3 Training for technicians is designed to teach students how to keep themselves safe while they perform containment and isolation activities.

How long is my Emergency Response Technician Level 3 Certification good for?

After the initial Emergency Response Technician Level 3 Course, you will have to take Emergency Response Refresher Training once a year to keep the training updated and compliant.

Who needs Emergency Response Technician Training?

Anyone expected to respond to a spill and provide spill containment and perform isolation activities will need to receive the Emergency Response level 3 Training.

How long does it take to get Emergency Response Technician Level 3 Certification?

Emergency Response Technician Level 3 Training takes 40 hours of classroom training to complete.

What is an Emergency Response Technician (Level 3)?

The emergency response technician is the Level 3 Emergency Responder. Their function is containment and isolation.

How many levels of Emergency Response training are there?

There are five emergency responders, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.


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