Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder

OSHA Hazmat Emergency Responder per 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 1926.65(q)

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Overview

This Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder course is intended for workers involved in emergency response at the awareness level.

First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release, and have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities.

Each student is shipped the most current version of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), which is required for use during this course. A downloadable version is also available to each student.

We also offer the OSHA Hazmat FRO Online Training Course.

Continuing Education

This course can also be taken for 4 hours (0.4 CEUs) of EMS Continuing Education (CE) credits.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: FRO training builds on FRA training.

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Course Objectives

The objectives of this Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness course is to address the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i)

First responder awareness level. First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. First responders at the awareness level shall have sufficient training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated with them in an incident.
  • An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present.
  • The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency.
  • The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible.
  • An understanding of the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer's emergency response plan including site security and control and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
  • The ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Exams

This course has 3 module exams based upon the course's 3 modules. Students are required to complete each exam after completing all the sections within the corresponding module. The intention is to have students take the corresponding exam while the information is fresh. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Course Sections

This course consists of 3 modules broken down into 15 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Course Modules, Sections, and Exams
Module Section Course Title
Module 1
1 Introduction to Hazmat Emergency Response
2 Hazmat Emergency Responders
3 Hazardous Materials, Substances, and Wastes
4 Recognizing Hazmat Incidents
Module 1 Exam
Module 2
5 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
6 ERG White Pages Quiz
7 ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages
8 ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
9 ERG Orange-bordered Pages
10 ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
11 ERG Green-bordered Pages
12 ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz
Module 2 Exam
Module 3
13 Managing Hazmat Incidents for the FRA
14 First Responder Awareness Actions
15 Summary and Conclusion
Module 3 Exam

Accreditation

This OSHA accepted training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i) for construction. Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 4 Contact Hours (0.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Training

This course is designed to help workers meet the Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder training requirement for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i).

This training should be combined with company-specific training on the employer's Emergency Response Plan (ERP), including policies and procedures for employees that respond to hazardous materials emergencies.

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by his or her own companies. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: FRO training builds on FRA training.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Annual Refresher Training

This Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder training requires annual refresher training, or a demonstration of competency, to keep current and comply with OSHA regulations. Refresher training should be completed within one year of completing this initial training course and every year thereafter.

If you require refresher training, visit our pages for Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher (4 hour or 8 hour), FRO Refresher (4-6 hour or 8 hour), or FRA Refresher.

Additional Training

Additional training may be warranted depending on the expected role of the emergency responder and their level of involvement. This may include site-specific training, additional emergency response training, and training in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to the hazards.

Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment or clothing used as part of emergency response is required and should be provided by your employer.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: —FRO training builds on FRA training.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 4 hours to complete.

Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

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Yes, in addition to the pdf certificate, this course also comes with a PVC wallet ID card with optional photo. ID cards are mailed from our Main Office in Southern California via U.S. Postal Service to anywhere in the United States. Addresses outside the U.S. may incur additional postage fees. Wallet ID cards are created and mailed either the same or next business day, depending on what time the course is completed. Please allow for appropriate mail time, as this may vary by location.

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With a great number of adults using mobile devices--such as tablets and smart phones--to check emails, do business, and even enjoy movies. Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce a selection of courses now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

You can switch between your computer and your mobile device, and our Learning Management System will keep track of your progress. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your computer or from the comfort of your own palm, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets. The best way to see how it works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.