WORKER FATALITIES 4,821 workers died on the job in 2014
3/12/2016 IN: Joseph Klein fatally shot during store robbery.
3/16/2016 NE: Jason Weston killed after becoming entangled in grain bin auger.
3/19/2016 IA: Arturo Castor-Cavanzon asphyxiated in oxygen deficient atmosphere of storage tank.
3/22/2016 GA: Carolyn Robinson-Mangham died after becoming trapped inside walk-in freezer.
3/23/2016 IN: Robert Samples fatally crushed by scrap metal bailer.
3/29/2016 NJ: Clifford Michael LeMay killed in fall from roof.
4/5/2016 IL: Vincente Santoyo struck and killed by falling beam during bridge demolition.
4/8/2016 TX: Ryan Peterson killed in fall through opening in floor of apartment building under construction.
4/12/2016 VA: Charles Cooper died after falling into vat of boiling water and oil.
4/12/2016 TX: Dennis Henneke and Jesus Gonzalez Jr. killed in gas pipeline explosion.
4/18/2016 WI: Carlos Puentes killed in fall from roof after being struck by lightning.
4/20/2016 IA: Roger Purk killed when arm became caught in slaughterhouse hide removing machinery.
29 CFR 1910.120:
(q)(6): Training: Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:
(q)(6)(iii): Hazardous materials technician: Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous materials technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas and the employer shall so certify.:
Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan;
Know the classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment;
Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System;
Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician;
Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques;
Be able to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit;
Understand and implement decontamination procedures;
Understand termination procedures;
Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.
This course is a prerequisite to the 8-Hour On-Scene Incident Commander Program.