Hazardous Materials Outreach Training Program

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Picture of HazMat crew​Cal OES/ CSTI manage a very successful Hazmat outreach training program which includes 1,201 courses last year and 22,057 persons trained. Most of our Hazmat courses have received Department of Homeland Security approval for the use of Homeland Security Grant Funds.

CSTI Outreach Instructors have successfully completed training in the Institute’s Instructor Certification Course. Outreach Instructors deliver hundreds of courses per year to thousands of first responders in municipal and governmental organizations, private industry, and the military. From First Responder Awareness to Hazardous Materials Specialist, students acquire the skills needed to save lives and protect both the environment and property.

This site provides resources for those who have been state certified as Hazardous Materials Outreach Instructors: 

Hazardous Materials Outreach Forms, Curriculum and Support Material

Subscribe to our Hazardous Materials Outreach mailing list

If you have any questions you can contact: HMoutreach@caloes.ca.gov

To obtain graphics of DOT placards and GHS pictograms for use in presentations and materials follow these links:
DOT placards
GHS pictograms

Diurnal Differences in Isolation and Protective Action Distances in the DOT ERG. Find out why the recommended distances are longer at night. If you have any questions or suggestions contact Vance Bennett at vance.bennett@caloes.ca.gov (805) 549-3010. 

Need Certificate Copies, Wallet Cards, Technician or Specialist Certificates?

Contact the HM Outreach Coordinator at (805) 549-3404

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