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Industrial Emergency Response: Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations - Level I  


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.


    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

    Lesson 1    Level 1 Initial Response
    Lesson 2    Effects of Hazardous Materials
    Lesson 3    Incidents Involving Hazardous Substances

Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.
This course has been approved for 8 hours, and requires no prerequisites.

This course contains quizzes that must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally, the final Exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course.
The final exam can be taken three times if necessary.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.