Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer
Wednesday, May 27 - Friday, May 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131

Limited No Cost Lodging Available

This course is restricted to US military, law enforcement personnel, and emergency responders.

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description
The production and trafficking of illicit narcotics within the US is one of the greatest domestic threats to National Security. Clandestine labs that are used to manufacture methamphetamine, cocaine, crack, and synthetic drugs often times contain precursor chemicals that have entered the country by narco-terrorism actors. Clandestine laboratories produce evidence for production and trafficking crimes, but they also pose a significant danger to the officers investigating them. This class prepares officers to serve as the OSHA required site safety officer at the scene of clandestine labs. This is an advanced course that covers other clan labs not covered in the Basic Clandestine Lab Safety course, including conversion labs for the liquid methamphetamine smuggled into the United States by the Mexican drug cartels.

Students work hands on with clandestine laboratory specific safety equipment to learn how to maintain and calibrate it. The class ends with students developing a site specific safety plan when given a scenario which requires students to make safety decisions based on OSHA protocol.

Topics Included

  • National, state and local policy and trends update
  • Methamphetamine production
  • Toxicology
  • Chemical and physical hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and respiratory protection
  • Air monitoring
  • Hazard assessment
  • Site control
  • Heroin and Fentanyl labs
  • Conversion labs
  • TATP labs
  • Maintenance of PPE
  • Synthetics identification (practical exercise)
  • Train-the-Trainer for Lab Recertification and Fit Testing 

Course Length
Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety is a 3 day (24 hour) course.

A certificate of completion from a Clandestine Laboratory Safety certification is required to attend this course.


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