Hazwoper 1st. Responder Operations Level

This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health.

This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.

OSHA 1910.120(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 actually 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.

The Employer Shall So Certify:

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

This Course will focus on the following topics:
Regulation Overview
Site Characterization
Hazard Recognition
Personal Protective Equipment
Site Control
Medical Surveillance
Emergency Procedures
Fire Protection

Regulatory Requirement:
Please see the state/ regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

Seat Time:
This course has been approved for 8 hours.
Course Pre-Requisite:
N/ A

Quizzes – All quizzes must be passed with a 70 to proceed forward to the next lesson.
Final Exam- Final Exam must be passed with a 70 to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times if necessary.

Course Completion:
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

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