Safety And Response Training Courses
The USA Center for Continuing Education's safety and response training courses are designed to instruct students in the proper protocols of first response efforts and the handling of hazardous materials. Intensive and comprehensive, this training ensures that students are employable in the private and public sectors upon obtaining their certificates. Each course places students in realistic emergency situations where they wear HAZMAT gear and practice handling real-world scenarios.
Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) training arms students with the proper management of hazardous materials. This is useful to anyone working with chemicals, waste, or in environments deemed dangerous. Some career choices in this field include chemical delivery driver, hazardous waste technician, and environmental specialist.
The HAZMAT Technician course is designed for those who must handle chemical hazards on a regular basis. This is a requirement for anyone working in a "hot zone." The waste Site Technician course complements the aforementioned training; it is essential for anyone who must wear protective HAZMAT gear at their worksite.
Once students complete the above courses, they are encouraged to enroll in the Annual HAZWOPER Refresher, an eight-hour review course for anyone who is already certified in waste management.
First response training instructs students on how to handle rescue efforts involving hazardous chemicals. First responders may be employed as paramedics or environmental control specialists.
The First Responder Awareness course and the First Responder Operations course are for students who want to pursue a line of work where they will defuse hazardous chemical emergencies.
Serves as an annual refresher for those who have completed Hazardous Materials Technician Training or Waste Site Worker. Refreshers are available with either a classroom or a drill option.
Prepares those who are responsible for implementing an employer’s incident command system and emergency response plan. Course also covers working with chemical protective clothing and the importance of decontamination procedures.
For individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who will initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities.
For those who respond to releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purposes of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment from the effects of the release TREATMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL - 24 hours initial and 8 hour refreshers.
Our Confined Space Entry course is designed to comply with OSHA’s standard for confined spaces, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.146,” which contains the requirements for practices and procedures to protect employees from hazards of entry into permit-required confined spaces.
Safety and Emergency Management
Paul Phillips is the head instructor and program director of the University of South Alabama’s Safety and Emergency Response Training department. He has been with the program since 2003 and has a wide range of emergency response training and experience. Paul has an associate’s degree in fire science and has been a firefighter since 1998. He is currently employed with the City of Mobile’s Fire Department since 2000 and is a Captain assigned to the Hazardous Materials Unit where he has obtained certification as a Hazmat Technician and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Technician and Incident Safety Officer. He also is an OSHA Outreach instructor and is qualified to teach a variety of safety classes. In addition, he spent 4 years performing search and rescue operations in the United States Coast Guard where he holds a USCG Maritime Captains license. Overhaul, Paul’s combined education, training, and work experience enable him to instruct students to become safety and emergency response professionals.