HAZWOPER Emergency Response - First Res - Initial

  • 1.5 Full Days
  • Continuing Education: 12 IN WWO General Hours, 1.2 CEU

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Current Offerings
HAZWOPER Emergency Response - First Res - Initial

Course Code Upcoming Offerings Start/End Time Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Standard Fees
Government & Nonprofit Fees
Course Code:
2/26/2018 - 2/27/2018
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Government & Nonprofit:
Government & Nonprofit:

Course Description

OSHA requires (29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 1926.59(q)) that employees performing chemical emergency response must receive training commensurate with their duties. First Responder Operations level employees are an important part of any emergency response team, because they can perform a multitude of duties. Although they are forbidden by the rule to approach the release area for the purpose of containment or control, they are allowed to carry out of defensive operations to protect equipment or people at the scene. They can also serve in a number of roles in the support zone of the incident.

OSHA requires that First Responder Operations employees receive a minimum of eight hours of training. However, our experience is that in an open registration course we must require 12 hours of participation because we need to cover all of the possible classes of hazardous materials that might be present at a release site. We can provide a shorter customized course at sites where there is a well-characterized set of hazards that we can use to structure the presentation.

Participants Receive

  • Institute course manual.
  • Classroom training.
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards.
  • Emergency Response Guide.

Course Features

  • OSHA HAZWOPER requirements for emergency responders.
  • Chemical and biological hazard classification.
  • Basic techniques for protection from chemical hazards.