Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder

OSHA Hazmat Emergency Responder Courses per 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 29 CFR 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 operations 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 address the Federal Department of Transportation 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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