***Previously “Basic Clandestine Laboratory Safety”***
Objective: Provide students with required OSHA HAZWOPER health & safety training so they can be compliant and prepared for encounters with clan labs and other illicit hazardous environments (IHEs)
Target Personnel: Law enforcement, fire, investigators, misc. first responders
Overview: All personnel who are assigned to assess, process, or mitigate clan labs and other IHEs must comply with OSHA standards for general industry regarding hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). This course meets the requirements set forth in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q) for first responders assigned to investigate and mitigate clandestine drug labs. The course includes hands-on practical exercises to provide students an understanding of the procedures and equipment involved with air monitoring, decontamination, and PPE as well as recommended actions for assessing, processing, and sampling clandestine drug labs.
- Clandestine laboratory manufacturing techniques & hazards
- Chemical & physical hazards
- Air monitoring
- Respiratory protection
- Chemical identification & handling
- Site control & decontamination
- Optional: Live methamphetamine synthesis, BHO/THC extraction demonstration, respiratory fit testing
Associated Resource: Students will receive a copy of our Clandestine Laboratory Operations: Health & Safety at Illicit Hazardous Environments field guide (Blue Book).
NES, Inc. Training Facility
169 Parkshore Dr., STE 100
Folsom, CA 95630
This video presents scenes from a live NES meth cook, a popular feature of the 32-Hour Clandestine Laboratory HAZWOPER Safety training program.