Haz Mat Disaster Preparedness (HDP)

HDP Training

Hands-on Training

Disaster Site Response Institute for Trainers

The five-day program includes OSHA’s 15-hour Disaster Site Worker, Hazardous Awareness and Communications, Incident Command, and extensive hands-on exercises. OSHA’s Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program provides necessary training to workers who provide skilled support (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or clean-up services in response to natural and/or man-made disasters. All workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites.  They must also be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. This program is for trainers. It will prepare them to deliver instruction to disaster site workers.

Topics include:

HDP Training

Simulated Exercises

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Decontamination
  • Health & Safety Hazards
  • Hand & Power Tool Safety and Operation
  • Search & Rescue
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Site Assessment
  • Debris Management

The course is held at Indian River State College – Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex – Fort Pierce, FL. The training is being supported with funding from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA Disaster Site Worker card, not the OSHA Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer authorization.

Completion of the 10- or 30-hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Outreach Training Program is a prerequisite.  Being a current OSHA outreach trainer for General Industry or Construction will also be accepted.  Applicants must provide a copy of their 10/30 or current trainer card with their application.

You must complete an online application.   For more information, contact Patti Thompson at (319) 721-1509 or pattijthompson@gmail.com.