NCTC Course Descriptions
This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements of 29
CFR 1910.120 and/or 40 CFR 311. Students are taught the basic health and safety
issues involved in the management of dismantling and processing of clandestine
laboratories. Students will learn how to evaluate the physical and chemical
hazards of wastes produced during meth production through either hydriodic acid
red phosphorous (HI red P) or metal ephedrine reduction (either lithium or
sodium). Field exercises focus on using specialized equipment, such as
combustible gas indicators, photo ionization detectors, and colorimetric
indicator tubes, to monitor for hazards before entering the site. Participants
get basic training in chemistry and toxicology, with practical lab sessions
geared toward understanding safety concerns. Students learn how to put together
a site-specific health and safety plan, select and use the proper personal
protective equipment (PPE), and conduct de- contamination. In field exercises,
guidance is provided on how to wear and operate air purifying respiratory
(APR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and the appropriate
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Identify the regulatory requirements associated with working on hazardous material site.
- Identify the type of lab and the associated hazards based upon one or more of the following:
- Precursors used
- Lab set-up
- Hardware/apparatus present
- Aid monitoring instrumentation readings
- Case-related intelligence.
Prerequisites: Upon receipt of official student selection
confirmation letter from NCTC, the student will be required to obtain a medical
certification signed by a physician. Legitimate job assignment where there is a
need for the information, with no intent to misuse the information or to
produce illegal drugs.
Course Length: 5 days/40 hours.
Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections.
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