First Responder Awareness Level Syllabus
Our 4 Hour First Responder Awareness Level Training Program is intended to provide designated first responders, according to 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) with initial training. 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.
Regulation Overview & Hazard Identification
Review OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency response activities Final Rule 29 CFR 1910.120, with emphasis on Level I First Responder Awareness requirements. Discuss how labeling systems: NFPA and HMIS, DOT labels and placards and hazardous waste markings help determine the hazards associated with a hazardous material.
Explain how to identify chemical and physical characteristics of materials and how to recognize hazardous situations using background and on-site information.
Emergency Response Procedures
Describe the priorities and steps for emergency spill response action. Understand how to work within the incident command system given the responsibilities and limitations at the awareness level. The review of these procedures will provide a basic understanding of the advanced level of training required conducting a proper spill cleanup. Awareness level limitations will be emphasized to avoid potential confusion. The criteria for additional resources will also be discussed.