OSH 4410


This course examines and covers information that an incident commander might need for the effective management of a Hazardous Materials Incident. This includes but is not limited to, laws and regulations, NIMS, personnel management, asset management, and levels of training needed. Overall awareness, operations, technician level HAZWOPER and the requirements on OSHA CFR 29. 1910.120 will be addressed in the course. This class is not meant to be the only training you receive for hazardous materials management but is to be built upon with continued education.

(The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this course is C269)

FESHE outcomes: 1. Define and discuss the elements of effective departmental organization. 2. Classify what training and skills are needed to establish departmental organization. 3. Analyze the value of a community-related approach to risk reduction. 4. Outline the priorities of a budget planning document while anticipating the diverse needs of a community. 5. Assess the importance of positively influencing community leaders by demonstrating effective leadership. 6. Analyze the concept of change and the need to be aware of future trends in fire management. 7. Report on the importance of communications technology, fire service networks, and the Internet, when conducting problem-solving analysis and managing trends. 8. Develop a clear understanding of the national assessment models and their respective approaches to certification.


  1. Describe the concept of “standard of care” as applied to hazardous materials training, planning and response.
  2. Understand the importance of health and safety components for hazardous materials management.
  3. Define and understand the key components for risk assessment and hazard assessment.
  4. Understand and use key elements to identify the presence of hazardous materials.
  5. List the key legislative, regulatory, and voluntary consensus standards that impact hazmat emergency planning, and response operations.
  6. Understand and identify the key components for the incident command system as it relates to the management of hazardous materials during an incident.
  7. Understand the definition and make up of hazardous materials.
  8. Describe and understand the components of a site safety plan for operations at a hazmat incident.




Hazardous materials: Managing the incident (Rev: 4)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett (01/06/2014)
Author: Noll, G. G, and Hildebrand, M.S.
ISBN: 978-1-4496-7084-9
Price: $76.70

Hazardous materials: Managing the incident [Student workbook] (Rev: 4)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett (01/06/2014)
Author: Hildebrand, J.
ISBN: 978-1449688295
Price: $57.20

Hazardous materials: Managing the incident [Field operations guide] (Rev: 2)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett (01/06/2014)
Author: Bevelaqua. A.S.
ISBN: 978-1449696726
Price: $58.50

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu