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162 TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS To ensure that all MoDOT employees with incident response responsibilities are prepared and trained to perform their roles in MoDOTâs Incident Response Plan, it is recommended that the following courses be completed as deemed necessary in addi- tion to the usual employee training requirements. All training should be tracked in MoDOTâs LMS system. Adult CPR Course Description: Participants will learn basic life-saving techniques such as CPR, rescue breathing, choking conscious victim, and choking unconscious victim. In order to maintain certification for Adult CPR, this class must be taken each year. In order to pass this class, participants must score 80 percent on written exam. Prerequisite: None. Eligible Employees: This class is eligible to all MoDOT employees and mandatory for Bridge Maintenance employees. Advanced Work Zone Training Course Description: With MoDOTâs commitment to providing safe and mobile work zones, it is imperative department staff be trained in the development, design, implementation, operation, inspection, and enforcement of temporary traffic control to a level appropriate to the job decisions each employee is required to make. MoDOTâs Flagger Training and Work Zone Technician courses provide the basic level of this training to those implementing and operating work zones. However, course content does not address the information needed by those responsible for making work zone decisions. To provide this guidance, the Advanced Work Zone course was developed. Prerequisite: Flagger and Work Zone Training. Eligible Employees: Anyone who will be in charge of a work zone, including: all full-time district maintenance, construction, design, and traffic personnel (pay grades 7 and higher). Training other personnel would be optional at the districtâs discretion. Air Bag and Hybrid Vehicle Safety Training Course Description: This course provides the safest way to respond to crashes involving hybrid electric vehicles and vehicles with advanced air bag systems. In the past this course has been sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. The course is led by Mr. Dave Long and is conducted periodically. Employees are encouraged to attend the course when offered. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT employees are eligible to attend this class. Amateur Radio (Ham) Operator Course Description: Amateur radio is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Communications Act of 1934. It is also subject to numerous international agreements. All amateur radio operators must be licensed. In the U.S. there are three license classes. Each successive level of license comes with an expansion of privileges. Entry into amateur radio begins with a Technician Class License. An entry level Amateur Radio Technician License is earned by passing a 35-question, multiple-choice examination. No Morse code test is required. The exam covers basic regulations, operating practices, and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. U.S. licenses are good for 10 years before renewal, and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government. Technician Class operators are authorized to use all amateur VHF and UHF frequencies (all frequencies above 50 MHz). Technicians also may operate on the 80-, 40-, and 15-meter HF bands using Morse code and on the 10 meter APPENDIX H Missouri DOT Training Plan
163 band using Morse code, voice, and digital modes. Please contact a local amateur radio organization or www. ARRL. org for more information. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT employees are eligible to attend this class. Basic First Aid Course Description: Basic techniques used to treat illness and injuries while waiting for medical personnel. This class must be taken every 3 years to maintain certification for Standard First Aid. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT employees are eligible to attend this class, and it is mandatory for Bridge Maintenance employees. Blood-Borne Pathogens Course Description: This course focuses on a growing workplace concern: the transmission of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C. OSHA estimates that nearly 5.6 million workers are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This course is designed for emergency respondents or employees who respond to emergencies before medical professionals arrive on the scene. It is essential that these respondents know the associated risks and safeguards when coming into contact with blood and other bodily fluids that may contain blood- borne pathogens. Topics in this course include information on epidemiology, symptoms, and transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B and C. The course also covers easy-to-use strategies for preventing or limiting exposure to blood- borne pathogens. Such methods include engineering controls, work practice controls, universal precautions, personal protection equipment, and vaccination. This course addresses regulation Title 29 CFR 1910.1030. This SkillSoft Corporation training course has been reviewed by attorneys from the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, Professional Association of Manchester, New Hampshire. The content of this training course is an accurate statement of federal law and attendant regulations on the matters covered as of the date reviewed. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law, information in this course may become outdated. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: Emergency response supervisors, emergency response staff, and motorist assist staff. Child and Infant CPR Course Description: Basic life saving techniques for children and infants, including choking. This class must be taken each year to maintain certification for Infant and Child CPR. Prerequisite: Standard First Aid is a prerequisite for this class. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT employees are eligible to take this class. District Incident Response Plan Training (where available) Dump Truck Operations Course Description: Participants will learn general guidelines and instructions for proper, safe, and efficient operation of dump trucks. Format is instruction and hands-on training. It provides beginner and experienced operators with the fundamental concepts and practices for operating MoDOTâs dump trucks with: â¢ improved efficiency, â¢ greater safety, â¢ reduced maintenance and repair costs through preventative maintenance, â¢ fewer breakdowns, and â¢ greater job satisfaction. This class is part of the Equipment Usage curriculum. At General Headquarters classes are usually scheduled in conjunction with Front-End Loader Operations and Radio Operations.
164 Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All field employees are eligible, but employees in maintenance units, up to and including maintenance superintendents, are required to complete the course. Fire Extinguisher Training Course Description: This course covers basic instruction on inspection and use of fire extinguishers. The course is developed by and may be trained by local fire departments or by District Risk Management personnel. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT staff. Flagger and Work Zone Training Course Description: This module gives participants the general guidelines and instructions for the proper techniques of flagging and basic work zone information with reference to the MoDOT Traffic Control for Field Operations and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This course consists of both instruction and hands-on exercises. Prerequisite: None. Eligible Employees: Any MoDOT employee is eligible to complete this course. However, some employees are required to complete the course, because it is a part of the Work Zone curriculums that have been added to their development plan. Front-End Loader Operations Course Description: This module gives participants the general guidelines and instructions for proper, safe, and efficient operation of front-end loaders. Format is instruction and hands-on training. The training provides beginner and experienced operators with the fundamental concepts and practices for operating MoDOTâs loaders with: â¢ improved efficiency, â¢ greater safety, â¢ reduced maintenance and repair costs through preventative maintenance, â¢ fewer breakdowns, and â¢ greater job satisfaction. This class is part of the Equipment Usage curriculum. At General Headquarters classes are usually scheduled in conjunction with Dump Truck Operations and Radio Operations. Prerequisites: Dump Truck Operations. Eligible Employees: Headquarter and District Maintenance and Operations employees. All field employees are eligible, but employees in maintenance units, up to and including maintenance superintendents, are required to complete this course. Hazardous Material Recognition Introduction Course Description: This course is designed to introduce employees to hazardous materials spilled or lost on state highways and right-of-ways. It is oriented toward raising the employeesâ awareness of what to look for in the event of a hazardous material spill or release. The course teaches how to use the emergency response guidebook, who to identify, how to identify other signs of hazardous materials, and what MoDOT can do, if anything, to prevent the spread of a hazardous material. Employees are also taught to identify methamphetamine-related materials and are instructed in what to do when they find these materials. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: Everyone who works or travels on the highway should attend this course. This is required training under 40 CFR 112 for anyone working at a maintenance facility with a Spill Prevention Control Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
165 Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER-40 HR) Course Description: This course covers broad issues pertaining to hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and has devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place. It is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: Emergency response supervisors, emergency response staff, and motorist assist staff. Highway Watch (Missouri) Course Description: The voluntary Highway Watch program complements MoDOTâs System Security Awareness for Transportation Employees course and is designed to certify personnel as Missouri Highway Watch participants. Participants in Missouri Highway Watch will be members of a nationwide initiative to protect our transportation system from terrorism. Participation in Missouri Highway Watch is strictly voluntary and is supported by the American Trucking Association, the Missouri Motor Carriers Association, and the Missouri Department of Transportation. However, MoDOT is not requiring its employees to participate. Once personnel have completed the training and have decided to participate in the Highway Watch program, each will receive a personal identification number (PIN) and a certificate of training. Personnel will use their PINs to identify themselves to the Highway Watch Call Center staff when reporting suspicious activity that may be terrorism related. Prerequisite: None. Eligible Employees: Any MoDOT employee can complete this course. INCIDENT COMMAND TRAINING SUITE â See MoDOTâs NIMS Training Recommendations ICSâ100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (Online Training Location) Course Description: ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher-level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT staff. ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (Online Training Location) Course Description: ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. Prerequisites: ISâ100 and IS-700. Eligible Employees: First-line response supervisors, mid-level response supervisors, and senior-level response managers and executives. ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Course Description: This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The target audience for this course is individuals who may assume a
166 supervisory role in expanding incidents, including command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division and group supervisors, and branch directors. Prerequisites: IS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200, and IS-800. Eligible Employees: Mid-level response supervisors, and senior-level response managers and executives. ICS-400 Advanced ICS Command and General StaffâComplex Incidents Course Description: This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity. This course expands on information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. This course will include, but not be limited to: major and/or complex incident/event management, area command, and multi-agency coordination. Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, IS-700, and IS-800. Eligible Employees: Senior-level response managers and executives. IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction (Online Training Location) Course Description: On February 28, 2003, President Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. HSPD-5 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. Information about NIMS can also be found at http://www.fema.gov/nims/. This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components, and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains âPlanning Activityâ screens, giving personnel an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so personnel can use them after completing the course. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT staff. IS-800.B National Response Framework: An Introduction (Online Training Location) Course Description: The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework and describes how the Federal Government will work in concert with state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to disasters. This course is targeted toward persons who will be in mid-level or higher supervision roles in ICS. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: Mid-level response supervisors, senior-level response managers and executives, and elected and appointed officials. Post-Incident Bridge Inspection Training Course Description: This course focuses on structural elements specific to MoDOT bridges, including using a simple checklist and laminated bridge card during the inspection process. The step-by-step inspection process is shown on a video. Emergency bridge inspectors are expected to assess the condition of bridges and report their findings on simple checklists. If a bridge passes inspection, the bridge will be marked with a green tag â meaning the bridge is safe for travel. If any problems are found, the bridge will be red flagged â meaning the bridge is closed until a certified bridge inspector is able to conduct a thorough inspection of the bridge. Staging and communication following a major incident will be a small component of this training. The training includes information on: â¢ the process for call outs,
167 â¢ how and when staff should report for work, â¢ route assignments, and â¢ the process for reporting damage. Employees are expected to review the video component every 2 years for a refresher. Prerequisite: None. Eligible Employees: Any MoDOT employee is eligible to take this course, but it is required for all who work in Maintenance, Construction and Materials, and Public Information. System Security Awareness for Transportation Employees Course Description: The System Security Awareness for Transportation Employees course was developed in response to a need for basic awareness training on security and terrorism. Front-line transportation department employees and their immediate supervisors are positioned to be the âeyes and earsâ of the community and are very often the most effective means for preventing and responding to security-related incidents. In order to effectively observe and report suspicious activity or security incidents, employees need training that gives them the basic skill sets regarding where to look, what to look for, and what to report. Their decisions and actions may determine the severity and scope of an incident. Knowledge of what to do and, more importantly, what not to do is vital to a safe and effective response. The course is primarily designed for employees who inspect, service, and maintain the nationâs vehicle transportation infrastructure. However, it can be easily adapted for the larger universe of employees. Prerequisites: None. Eligible Employees: All MoDOT employees.