$295 Member/$345 Non-Member

Recorded at AIHce EXP 2021

This PDC will cover issues with the decontamination of hazardous materials. In order to protect responders and the public, it is essential that the hazardous materials do not travel from the expulsion zone. The contamination reduction zone is where the decontamination process occurs and where it is necessary to control exposure. The course will cover: 1) what decontamination is; 2) different decontamination techniques for chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants, etc.; 3) real-world case studies to show issues and lessons learned; and, 4) unique considerations for special populations. Special populations are those individuals considered to have functional and access needs and require special circumstances for undergoing the decontamination process efficiently.

Course outline

  • Decontamination, Concepts, Principles, and Levels
  • Technical Aspects of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and Toxic Industrial Material (TIM)
  • Decontamination Operations
  • Decontaminants
  • Decontamination Techniques
  • Contaminated Waste Collection and Disposal
  • Case Studies

Course outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify the correct decontamination techniques for the CBRN agent or TIM.
  • Develop a decontamination plan.
  • Make contaminant collection and disposal decisions.
  • Determine the challenges to protecting responders/the public when conducting decontamination during an emergency response.

Time to complete

Participants will have 90 days from the date of purchase to view the session recordings and submit the online evaluation for credit.


Have questions or need additional information? Contact us.


Richard Tom

Lead Instructor
Pelham, NY

Karen Jones

Gulf Coast HSE Consulting Services, LLC