OSHA Hazardous Materials Specialist Training August 6-8, 2018

Needham Risk Management is offering a 3-day course for Hazardous Materials Specialist. This program will provide attendees with the Hazardous Materials Specialist credential. The training is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the OSHA’s 1910.120(q)(6)(iv) requirements for Hazardous Materials Specialists.

Hazardous Materials Specialists are individuals who respond with and provide support to Hazardous Materials Technicians. Their duties parallel those of the Hazardous Materials Technician, however, those duties require a more directed or specific knowledge of the various substances they may be called upon to contain. The Hazardous Materials Specialist acts as the site liaison with federal, state, local and other government authorities in regards to site activities. Hazardous Materials Specialists shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the technician level.


Training Date:  August 6-8, 2018,  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:  Holiday Inn Express – Albany Skyline, Hudson Room 8, Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Cost: $550 per attendee – lunch included (group discounts available).


Instructor:       Michael Needham, CSP, RES, CFPS, CET

                                Andy Barber, Senior Environmental Scientist


Prerequisite: Attendees must provide documentation of at least 24 hours of hazardous materials training equal to the technician level.


To register, please call (518) 860-1758 or email:  team@theneedhamgroup.com

Please RSVP by July 25, 2018.


Topics will include:

  • Basic chemistry and toxicology.
  • Use of air sampling equipment.
  • Classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using advanced survey instruments and equipment.
  • The state emergency response plan.
  • Selection and proper use of specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to hazardous materials specialists.
  • In-depth hazard and risk techniques.
  • Specialized control, containment, and confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available.
  • Decontamination procedures.
  • How to develop a site safety and control plan.

Who should attend? 

  • Hazardous materials responders
  • Safety managers
  • Industrial hygienists
  • Other professionals who would be involved in the response to hazardous materials releases