The construction trades played a critical role in the response to the World Trade Center disaster. It was recognized that all workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition sites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. This training program was developed for skilled support personnel or site clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters.
Trainers will be able to apply elements of successful adult training programs; acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes with regard to disaster site work; and demonstrate the ability to properly don, doff and inspect air-purifying respirators.
Trainers will be expected to present a selected portion of the 16-hr Disaster Site Worker Course and to use a "presentation evaluation" sheet to evaluate other presenters.
- Successful graduates of the trainer course will receive an "Authorized Disaster Site Trainer Card" and are authorized to teach the 16-hr Disaster Site Worker Course.
- Attendees must meet the following three prerequisites to attend the course:
- Be a current authorized OSHA Construction or General Industry Outreach Trainer.
- Have a minimum of three years experience as an occupational safety and health trainer.
- Have completed a 40-hour (minimum) HAZWOPER training course,
Possess journey level credentials in the construction trades,
Possess the technical skills or credentials in construction work equivalent to the journey level.