OSHA Initial, Refresher or EMS CE Course. Completed entirely online.

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

This course is the Level I, Hazardous Materials Emergency Responder Training for OSHA HAZWOPER.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i), 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. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release.

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

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Continuing Education

This course is worth 4 hours (0.4 CEUs) of EMS Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Objectives

 

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

First responder awareness level. 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. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. First responders at the awareness level shall have sufficient training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas:
  • An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated with them in an incident.
  • An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present.
  • The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency.
  • The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible.
  • An understanding of the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer's emergency response plan including site security and control and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
  • The ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center.

Topics

This course consists of 15 sections broken down into 3 modules. It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.

Module # Section # 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 FRA
14 First Responder Awareness Actions
15 Summary and Conclusion
Module 3 Exam

Exams

This course has 3 module exams.

It is recommended that once a student completes a module, they take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh.

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.

Additional Training

 

This course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) 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.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

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?

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?

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?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are 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.