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First Responder Operations Level

This course is designed for all employees who respond to a hazardous materials emergency.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 indicates that all employees who respond to a hazardous materials emergency must receive training based on their level of activities at the incident. Awareness-level training is for responders who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous materials release and will initiate a response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release.

Topics include defining hazardous materials, recognizing and identifying the presence of hazardous materials in an emergency, potential outcomes when hazardous materials are involved, use of basic information resources, and individual roles in an emergency situation. Awareness level responders recognize the presence of hazardous materials, isolate the scene and call for appropriate assistance. They do not participate in actual cleanup activities. The course covers the topics addressed in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of Level-I responder 
  • Identify the hazards involved in an emergency
  • Determine the site control and site security 
  • Learn about the harmful effects of hazardous substances on humans. 
  • Explore different hazardous substances and the incidents related to it 
  • Acquire information about the nature of the hazardous chemicals

This course has been approved for 8 hours and there is no pre-requisite requirements for this course.

All module quizzes require a minimum score of 70 to proceed forward in the course. The final exam also requires a minimum score of 70 to receive a certificate of completion. The final exam may be taken three times, if necessary.