Who Should Take This Course?
This training is included in our online First Responder Awareness (FRA) and First Responder Operations (FRO) courses, but can be taken independently from that training.
The most current version of the Department of Transportation (DOT), Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is required for this course. Students have the options of either using a downloadable version of the ERG, which is available to all students, or having a printed copy of the guidebook shipped to them. If the student chooses a print copy, the cost of the training is $29.95. This option must be selected during the sign-up process.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
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).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
This course is divided into 8 sections. It is recommended that students take each section in sequential order, though this is not required.
This course has a final exam based upon the content covered in the course. The exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objective of this Using the Emergency Response Guidebook course is to train emergency responders in the proper and effective use of the most recent Emergency Response Guidebook.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the use of each of the colored sections;
- Identify hazardous materials in the guidebook using different criteria;
- Establish safe distances for specific hazardous materials; and
- Much more.
Properly trained emergency responders should have a solid understanding of how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook. This book can aid in the identification of hazardous materials, and will provide safe handling methods, safe distances, and more. All of this information is critical in emergency responses involving the release of hazardous materials and can save lives.
Check with your employer to ensure you have the appropriate training for your job and, if applicable, your role as an emergency responder.
Additional training may be warranted depending on the expected roles of emergency responders 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 his or her 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.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.