Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

Qualified Individual (QI) Training

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Training is based on all applicable federal regulations including BOEMRE/BSEE (30 CFR 254), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) pipeline regulations. Training elements for QIs are outlined in the Training Reference for Oil Spill Response Guidebook and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) for response managers.

O’Brien’s offers two QI training classes: (1) Initial QI Training and (2) Annual QI Refresher Training. Initial QI training covers:

  • The role of the QI as defined in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and in the post-discharge review of the plan.
  • Review of Area Contingency Plan: locating environmentally sensitive areas, as identified in a facility's area plan, and local facility response plan.
  • Review of company's response and notification procedures, including site maps, internal communications (IT support—computer/phone/projector; meeting spaces; conference call capabilities) protocols and operations support (personnel).
  • SMT notification procedures, communications systems and information requirements.
  • Response organizational structure used to manage response actions and the responsibilities of each team member. Information included in this section includes command and control, public information, safety, liaison with government agencies, operations, planning, logistics and finance.
  • The required training, drill and exercise intervals as set by federal/state/company regulations.
  • Information on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for worker health and safety per 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • Roles and responsibilities of federal and state agencies regarding oil spill response.
  • Information on alternate response technologies.

This class lasts approximately 8 hours and includes a post-training exercise and test to ensure that QIs understand their roles and responsibilities.

Dates offered: Oct. 9 and Dec. 11, 2012.

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