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HAZWOPER at the First Responder Operations Level

One-Day (8-hour) Safety Seminar
Course 12

Under the current OSHA HAZWOPER regulations (1910.120) personnel who work with, and may be exposed to, spills or releases of hazardous materials must be trained to one of five levels depending on their assigned duties in an emergency. This training program, when combined with site specific information, will help satisfy training requirements for personnel who act as First Responders at the Operations Level. After completing the seminar participants should be able to:

  • Describe what hazardous materials are, and the risks associated with them
  • Describe potential outcomes in an emergency with hazardous materials
  • Recognize the presence of hazardous materials in an emergency
  • Safely identify hazardous materials
  • Describe the role of the First Responder Operations Level
  • Use the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Recognize the need for additional resource in an emergency
  • Describe appropriate notifications to the communication center
  • Describe basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
  • Select and use proper personal protective equipment
  • Describe basic hazardous materials terms
  • Describe basic control, containment and / or confinement operations
  • Describe basic decontamination procedures
  • Describe relevant standard operating and termination procedures