Competencies for Hazardous Materials Branch Safety Officer defines the hazardous materials branch safety officer as that person who works within an incident command system (also called an incident management system) to ensure that recognized safe practices are followed within the hazardous materials branch. The hazardous materials branch safety officer will be called upon to provide technical advice or assistance regarding safety issues to the hazardous materials branch officer and incident safety officer at a hazardous materials incident. Table top scenarios for class discussion are included. Competencies include:
• Analyzing the incident
• Assisting in developing a safe response plan
• Assisting in implementing the response plan safely
• Evaluating the response for safety problems and identifying needed interventions
Meets OSHA, NFPA, & EPA training requirements.