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HAZWOPER On-scene Commander. Who is the on-scene commander?. The senior emergency response official responding to the incident is in charge of the hazardous waste emergency. 1a. Who is the on-scene commander?. The senior official is the person who: first responds to the accident scene

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Hazwoper on scene commander

HAZWOPEROn-scene Commander


Who is the on scene commander

Who is the on-scene commander?

  • The senior emergency response official responding to the incident is in charge of the hazardous waste emergency

1a


Who is the on scene commander1

Who is the on-scene commander?

  • The senior official is the person who:

    • first responds to the accident scene

    • is properly trained

    • has the proper authority to perform the duties of an on-scene commander

1b


Who is the on scene commander2

Who is the on-scene commander?

  • As other senior officers arrive at the scene, the position is passed up a previously established line of authority

1c


On scene commander responsibilities

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • All emergency responders and their communications should be communicated through the on-scene commander

2a


On scene commander responsibilities1

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • The on-scene commander should identify all hazardous substances or conditions present at the site of the hazardous waste emergency

2b


On scene commander responsibilities2

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • Analyze the emergency situation and determine the magnitude of the response efforts

  • Plan and implement an appropriate response plan

2c


On scene commander responsibilities3

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • Implement a response to favorably change the outcome of the incident

  • Evaluate the progress of the emergency response

2d


On scene commander responsibilities4

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • Be aware of the maximum exposure limits to a hazardous substance

  • Be aware of hazardous substance handling procedures

  • Be familiar with the use of new technologies

2e


On scene commander responsibilities5

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • Limit the number of emergency response personnel at the scene

  • Ensure that backup personnel are standing by

2f


On scene commander responsibilities6

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • Designate a safety official who can identify/evaluate hazards

  • Implement appropriate decontamination procedures

2g


On scene commander responsibilities7

On-scene commander responsibilities

  • Implement all appropriate emergency operations to control the emergency

  • Ensure the proper use of PPE

2h


Training

Training

  • All on-scene commanders who will assume control of the accident scene must:

    • receive at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level training

3a


Training1

Training

  • All on-scene commanders who will assume control of the accident scene must:

    • complete annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies

3b


Training2

Training

  • On-scene commanders receive training in:

    • knowing how to implement the incident command system

    • knowing and understanding the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing

3c


Training3

Training

  • On-scene commanders should receive training in:

    • how to implement the local emergency response plan

    • the state emergency response plan, and the responsibilities of the Federal Regional Response Team

3d


Training4

Training

  • All on-scene commanders who will assume control of the accident scene must:

    • the importance of decontamination procedures

3e


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