About This Training
First Responders at the Operations level are trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies in a defensive fashion. Their primary role is to contain the release from a safe distance, to keep it from spreading, and to prevent exposures to nearby persons, property or the environment.
OSHA requires FROs to be trained in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. This class has also been referred to as Hazmat FRO, Level II Responder, First Responder Operations, or any combination of these terms.
This training does require annual refresher training, per OSHA, of sufficient content and duration to maintain responder competencies.
How Long Is This Training?
This training will take a minimum of 8 hours to complete. Our standard 1-day delivery format is one 8-hour day. Other options are available for client-hosted classes.
Is This Course Certified?
Each participant who successfully completes this course is issued a Fed-OSHA certificate from Safety Unlimited, Inc in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(q). This course also complies with the training requirements for First Responders Operations under State OSHA, and NFPA 472. A downloadable certificate will be available within 24 hours of completion.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 8 Contact Hours (0.8 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 8 Contact Hours (0.8 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.
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What Topics Does This Training Cover?
The OSHA 8-Hour First Responder Operations (FRO) classroom course will cover the following topics:
- Hazardous Materials Recognition and Safety
- Safety, Isolation, and Notifications
- Introduction to Incident Command
- Identification, Hazard Assessment, and Action Planning
- Protective Equipment and First Responder Limitations
- Hazmat Release Countermeasures
- Protective Actions
- Decontamination, Disposal, and Documentation
- First Responder Tabletop Exercise
- Final Exam/Course Evaluation