EM403 Hazardous Materials Response 3 credits

This course examines the key legislation regarding the storage, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials.  Students will review how emergency management plays a significant role in planning, responding and recovering from hazardous materials incidents.  Students will perform hazard and threat identification, risk assessments and analyze the overall impact of disasters. Students are taught how to categorize hazards and identify the threats using a cascading threat model.  They will also learn how to assess risk by reviewing several nationally standardized risk assessment matrices or models.   

Prerequisite:
All Emergency & Disaster Management 100, 200, and 300-level courses.