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1910.120(q)(6)(iii) Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of plugging, patching, or otherwise stopping the release of a hazardous substance. Technicians should have at least 24-hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and additional competency in the following areas: implementation of employer's emergency response plan; familiarity with the classification, identification, and verification of known and unknown materials using field survey instruments and equipment; ability to function within the assigned role in Incident Command System; knowledge of how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment; understanding of hazard and risk assessment techniques; ability to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations using available resources; understand and implement decontamination procedures; understand termination procedures; and knowledge of basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior. This course is in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 requirements.