This is Part 13 of a 13-part series of modules on HAZWOPER designed to provide the annual refresher training as required by OSHA for all employees affected by this regulation. This final module of our HAZWOPER training deals with emergency response. Emergency incidents are actual or potential spills or releases of hazardous materials into the environment. Because the possibility of damage to people, property and the environment is so serious, prompt and proper emergency response is critical. Training in safe emergency response practices will reduce the chances of harm to people or property. All organizations must plan for emergencies. Depending on operations, formal HAZWOPER emergency response planning may be required and that is covered in this module.