OSHA Hazmat FRO Level II Responder

OSHA Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (FRO) Level - Initial, Refresher, or EMS CE Course.
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OSHA Hazmat FRO Level II Responder Overview

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii), First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.

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

The OSHA Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) training can be taken for EMS Continuing Education (CE) credits as an option for $84.95. This option must be selected during the sign-up process.

We also offer the OSHA Hazmat FRA Online Training Course.

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.

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

Entirely Online — The Hazmat FRO Level II Responder course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our basic system requirements. No classroom to attend, no travel required. Instructor Hotline —Interact with our instructor by using our instructor hotline or e-mail us your questions. You will typically receive an e-mail response within an hour and are guaranteed an answer within 24 hours.
Self-Paced — For your convenience, start and stop as often as you want in order to break the training up over a longer period. Our system will track your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next log in. Certificate— Immediately upon completion of your Hazmat FRO Level II Responder training, download, save, or print a certificate. (View a sample certificate).
6 Months to Complete — Take up to six months to complete your Hazmat FRO Level II Responder training. Group Training Enroll multiple students, take this training in a group setting, or learn about our volume discounts.
Fully Narrated — Follow right along as our narrator talks you through the entire course. 24/7 Telephone Support — Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii) 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)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii)

First responder operations level. First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify:

  • Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques;
  • Knowledge in selection and use of proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level;
  • An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms;
  • Ability to perform basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit;
  • Ability to implement basic decontamination procedures; and
  • An understanding of the relevant standard operating and termination procedures.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This fully narrated course is built for success with interactions, exercises, and quiz questions along the way. Students must answer each quiz question in order to proceed. These questions are intended to help prepare students for the module exams.

COURSE EXAMS

This course has 5 module exams based upon the 5 modules. Students are required to complete each exam once they complete all the sections within the corresponding module. The intention is that students take the corresponding exam while the information is still 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. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

COURSE SECTIONS

This course consists of 23 sections broken down into 5 modules.

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 FRO
14 Basic Actions for all First Responders
Module 3 Exam
Module 4
15 Road Trailer Identification
16 Rail and Other Modes of Transportation
17 Other Hazmat Container Identification
Module 4 Exam
Module 5
18 Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
19 Fire Control on a Hazmat Incident
20 FRO Entry Operations at a Hazmat Incident
21 Decontamination and the FRO
22 FRO Mitigation
23 Summary and Conclusion
Module 5 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)(ii): 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 8 Contact Hours (.8 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)

Additional Training

This course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) training requirement as outlined in the OSHA HAZWOPER regulation.

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

Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, 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 that is supplied by their own company. 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

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i)

Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section (the OSHA HAZWOPER Regulation) shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies, or shall demonstrate competency in those areas at least yearly.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?
A - Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. 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.

Q -Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A - 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. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A - Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A - Yes, once you have completed a 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.

View a sample certificate

If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs.

Q - Will I receive a wallet ID card?
A - No, this course does not offer a wallet ID card.

Q - How often do I need to take a refresher?
A - Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section (the OSHA HAZWOPER Regulation) shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies, or shall demonstrate competency in those areas at least yearly.

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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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