Many spills that occur at hospitals are small and can be safely managed on site. However these small/incidental spills can become emergencies if not handled appropriately. This training program addresses a safe and effective response effort by employees at the point of origin and from outside the immediate release area to a small uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance. The training covers how to prevent the spill and its impacts from getting worse and to mitigate and abate the incident, if it can be done safely.
Recognition of an incident involving a hazardous substance that can be cleaned while not using any special PPE
Using safe practices to enter a contaminated area and clean up a hazardous release
Knowing when to cease clean-up operations if conditions change and endanger personnel
Use of specific team concepts to maximize safety and effectiveness
Laws and regulations pertaining to haz mat release cleanup including hospital’s.
The HARM form
Organizing for a spill cleanup
Preparing to enter area
Entering the area
Cleaning the area
Decontaminating team members
Decontaminating the area
Handling the waste
Returning area to usual use
Returning the team to ready status
HazMat for Healthcare™
Up to 30
Completion of HazMat for Healthcare™ First Responder/ Receiver Operations Level or equivalent.