First Responder Operations Level
This course is designed for all employees who respond to a hazardous materials emergency.
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
This course has been approved for 8 hours and there is no pre-requisite requirements for this course.
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