Free Hazardous Materials Disaster Awareness Training Course Rescheduled To Tuesday, September 25


NEW ORLEANS — Due to the recent closure during Tropical Storm Gordon, Nunez Community College, in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University, has re-scheduled its 8-hour Hazardous Materials Disaster Awareness Training Course to Tuesday, September 25 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center on campus. 

This is a state recognized industrial certification and all successful participants will receive a Nova Southeastern University Certification for their employment records.

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Who should attend?
– Nunez Students
– HAZMAT first responders (law enforcement, fire rescue etc.)
– HAZMAT technicians
– port and oil platform workers
– emergency medical technicians/paramedics
– emergency management personnel
– workers who handle, move or remove, ship or transport hazardous 
– tugboat operators
– drivers who transport hazardous materials
– other community and business stakeholders

The Hazardous Materials Disaster Awareness Training Course involves 8 hours of classroom instruction, case studies, and interactive tabletop scenarios emphasizing awareness of potentially hazardous materials that are handled, transported or loaded and unloaded in a maritime setting through mechanisms such as labels and markings, the Emergency Response Guidebook, or information stations. In addition, this course stresses the concept of "observe and report" in the case of an incident, with an emphasis on keeping the trainees and others a safe distance from the hazardous material.

Once the Hazardous Materials Disaster Awareness Training Course is completed, participants are eligible for the Hazardous Materials Operations Course. The course is designed to educate trainees in the defensive aspects of handling hazardous materials spills and incidents through 16 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on activities, with 8 hours of Awareness-level (SEAMIST) training completed as a prerequisite. Defensive efforts include activities to prevent the spread of leaked or spilled materials through actions such as damming and diverting, as well as the proper use of personal protective equipment(PPE), including the donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) of PPE.

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The Hazardous Materials Operations Course will be offered Wednesday September 26 & Thursday September 27 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center on campus. 

For More Information or to register, please call 504-278-6419 or click here.

– by Alexa Renée Harrison, associate news editor

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