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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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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

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On-scene commander responsibilities
  • Implement all appropriate emergency operations to control the emergency
  • Ensure the proper use of PPE

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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

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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

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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

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Training
  • All on-scene commanders who will assume control of the accident scene must:
    • the importance of decontamination procedures

3e