Know of the state emergency response plan and of the
Federal Regional Response Team.
Know and understand the importance of
Skilled support personnel shall be given an initial briefing
NFPA 472, Chapters 11,12,
at the site before their participation in any emergency
response. The initial briefing shall include instruction in
the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment,
what chemical hazards are involved, and what duties are to
be performed. All other appropriate safety and health
precautions provided to the employer's own employees
shall be used to assure the safety and health of these
4.2.9 Employee Protection Training and Drills
184.108.40.206 Employee information, training, and drills shall
DOE O 151.1A, Chapter III,
include measures employees can take to protect
themselves from exposure to chemicals in
emergencies, including specific emergency
procedures the employer has implemented to
protect employees. This training is required when
they are employed, when their expected actions
change, or when the emergency plan changes.
220.127.116.11 Drills shall provide supervised, "hands-on" training
DOE O 151.1A, Chapter IV,
for members of emergency response organizations.
18.104.22.168 Before implementing the emergency action plan,
the employer shall designate and train a sufficient
number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly
emergency evacuation of employees.
Trainers shall have either:
· Satisfactorily completed a training course for
teaching the subjects they are expected to teach, such
as the courses offered by the U.S. National Fire
· the training and/or academic credentials and
instructional experience necessary to demonstrate
competent instructional skills and a good command
of the subject matter of the courses they are to teach.
NFPA 472 identifies three such skilled support personnel and specifies, in detail, their required competencies: 1)
tank car specialist (Chapter 11), 2) cargo tank specialist (Chapter 12), and 3) intermodal tank specialist (Chapter 13).
In general, they must be able to analyze the incident, plan the response, and implement the plan.