Emergency Response and Spill Control (HAZWOPER)

  • 7 topics | 25m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This training describes how to respond to various emergency situations and describes control of spill situations both by the workers involved and by trained emergency personnel. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. In this course, you'll learn how to define hazardous materials, recognize where spills are likely to occur, identify the elements of an emergency response plan, identify equipment and supplies in response to a spill, define levels of emergency response personnel, specify spill prevention measures, identify methods to contain or confine chemical material, identify post-response actions after a spill. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify how hazardous material is defined
  • identify when releases are most likely to occur
  • identify how to prevent chemical releases
  • identify provisions of the emergency response plan
  • identify equipment and supplies that can be used for an emergency release response
  • define levels of emergency response personnel
  • identify actions to take upon discovering a spill or leak
  • determine what methods should be used to contain or confine chemical material in a given scenario
  • identify post-response actions after a spill has occurred


  • Hazardous Material
  • Release Prevention
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Emergency Response Personnel
  • Spill and Leak Response
  • Site Control
  • Post-response Actions