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HAZWOPER First Responder Operations (FRO) Annual Refresher

Cost: $150 per person

Group discounts available (3 or more people). Please email or call us at 1.888.877.7130 for a quote.

The HAZWOPER First Responder Operations course is now offered in 2 great formats (Classic and Enhanced). The Classic format is the format we have used over the years. The Enhanced format incorporates many of the latest online training components. Click on Free Preview below to view the 2 formats. Note: The Enhanced version requires a Broadband internet connection. Includes Free Study Guide! We also offer U.S. Based support.


Course Details

Course Description

In compliance with OSHA HAZWOPER 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) regulations, this training is required for individuals having a first responder role with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). This course is for individuals who respond to releases (and potential releases) of hazardous substances. Emphasis is placed on how to respond in a defensive fashion to contain or control a hazardous materials incident within the capacity of the resources and equipment available on site. This course satisfies the OSHA training requirements of 29 CFR1910.120 for First Responder Operations.Featured HAZWOPER Clients

HAZWOPER First Responders at the operational level need to have sufficient training or experience to know:

• Basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
• How to select and use proper PPE provided to the first responder operational level
• Basic hazardous materials terms
• How to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and PPE available with their unit
• How to implement basic decontamination procedures
• Relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures

At conclusion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of what hazardous materials are, how they can be identified and what to do if they are the first on the scene of a hazardous materials incident.

Plan States (approved by U.S. OSHA) must have standards at least as stringent as the Federal HAZWOPER training requirements. These Plan States may have additional training requirements.

While this training course is very comprehensive, additional site-specific training must be taken for certain hazardous materials that may be encountered at different sites.

Course Features

• Includes 14 full length videos
• HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator®
• Audio narration of text
• Over 35 interactive flash animations
• Award winning content
• CEU’s
• Self grading quizzes and final exam
• OSHA Study Timer (tracks your study time login and logout at your convenience)
• Certificate of Completion (3 certificates) e-cert, 8×10 and wallet card (instant download of e-certificate upon course completion)
• HAZWOPER First Responder access for 1 year from the time of registration
• Free registration into the National Repository® (download your certificates at anytime in the future)


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a total of 3 certificates. An email with an e-certificate will be sent to you or your designee immediately upon completing the course and the original certificates (8×10 and pvc wallet card) will arrive in the mail.

Added Assurance of OSHA Compliance

We also offer the added assurance that our 8 Hour HAZWOPER course complies with the OSHA regulations. We have an interpretation letter from the U.S. OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs in Washington D.C., accepting our HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator. Please follow this link to download the OSHA interpretation letter. No other online company has such a letter from OSHA. So, for almost the same price as other companies that provide no assurance, you also receive added assurance from us that you are in compliance with OSHA.

Successful companies and employers do not guess at regulatory compliance. They make certain they are in compliance at all times or at least they are making strong efforts to be in compliance. It is no different when it comes to health and safety training. The training received by employees is only as good as the instruction. Unfortunately, some people believe that a certificate is a certificate and they are in compliance. This is not always the case and companies pay huge fines for training deficiencies.


Includes  U.S. Based support. An experienced and highly qualified instructor is available to you throughout the training process. Our toll free hotline or email will allow access to some of the finest instructors in the U.S.


8 hours (OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Training Requirement) Note: OSHA requires the 8 hour course will take a minimum of 8 hours of actual study time. Anything less will not comply with the OSHA standard. Our course allows you to login and logout at any time increment in order to fit your schedule. When you logout, the course will be bookmarked so you can begin where you left off. The study timer will also accrue your time and will begin where you left off in the course.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

This HAZWOPER First Responder course has been awarded 1.34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) – approval number 13334. This course is eligible for .66 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).



Study Guide

Includes Free Study Guide!

Table of Contents

Module 1: Regulatory Overview
Levels of Training

Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities Part 1
Organizational Structure
Essential Personnel
Health and Safety Plan (HASP)

Module 3: Roles and Responsibilities Part 2
Optional Personnel
Lines of Authority

Module 4: Hazard Recognition (Overview)
Injury Prevention
Boiling Point, Vapor Pressure, Vapor Density, pH, Flashpoint
Lower/Upper Explosive Limits
Fire Triangle

Module 5: Hazard Recognition Part 1
NFPA Requirements
Job Hazard Analysis
Defining Risk
Chemical Hazard Identification Systems
NFPA 704 System
DOT Labels and Placards
Ionizing Radiation

Module 6: Hazard Recognition Part 2
Chemical and Physical Hazards
Fires and Explosions
Shock Sensitive
Oxygen Deficiency

Module 7: Hazard Recognition Part 3
Site and Equipment Hazards
Heat Stress
Heat Stroke
Cold Stress

Module 8: Hazard Recognition Part 4
Infectious Diseases (Bloodborne Pathogens, HIV, HBV)

Module 9: Toxicology Part 1
Chemical Classification
Routes of Exposure and Dose
Interaction with Other Chemicals
Dust, Fumes, Mists and Vapors

Module 10: Toxicology Part 2
Classes of Chemical Toxins
Dose to Organs

Module 11: Toxicology Part 3
Dose and Response
Storage in the Body
Chronic Response
Chemical Interaction
OSHA Exposure Limits

Module 12: Placards and Labeling
NFPA Hazardous System Identification
DOT Placards

Module 13: Respiratory Protection Part 1
Respirator Protection Program
Respirator Types
Selection of Respiratory Equipment

Module 14: Respiratory Protection Part 2
Air-purifying Respirators
Combination Canisters and Cartridges
Types of APR Face Pieces

Module 15: Respiratory Protection Part 3
Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Combination SCBA/SAR

Module 16: Respiratory Protection Part 4
Chemical Concentration
Protection Factors
Calculating Protection Factors

Module 17: Respiratory Protection Part 5
Respirator Fit Test (Quantitative and Qualitative)
Respiratory Maintenance
Types of Respirator Canisters
How Respirators Work
Positive and Negative Pressure Fit Test
Respirator Limits
Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage

Module 18: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 1
Clothing and Ensembles
Developing a PPE Program
Program Review and Evaluation

Module 19: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 2
Level A
Level B
Level C
Level D
Selecting the level of protection

Module 20: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 3
Protective Clothing
Inspection and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing
Permeation and Degradation
Work Mission Duration

Module 21: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 4
Considerations for working in PPE
Air Supply Consumption
Coolant Supply
Special Considerations

Module 22: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 5
Reasons to Upgrade/Downgrade PPE
PPE Inspection Program
Proper Storage
PPE Before Use Inspection

Module 23: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 6
In-use Monitoring
Donning and Doffing
Clothing Reuse
Heat Stress and Monitoring
Heat Rash
Heat Cramps
Heat Stroke

Module 24: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 7
Hand Protection
General Requirements of the OSHA Standard
Eye and Face Protection
Selection of Eye and Face Protection
Head Protection
Foot Protection

Module 25: HAZWOPER Site Control
Site Map
Site Preparation

Module 26: HAZWOPER Site Zones
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
The Buddy System

Module 27: HAZWOPER Support Zones
Site Security
Communication Systems

Module 28: Decontamination Part 1
Decon Plan and Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures
Maximizing Worker Protection from Hazardous Wastes
Proper Dress Out Procedures
Levels of Contamination

Module 29: Decontamination Part 2
Personal Decon Station
Extent of Decon Required
Types of Contamination
Amount of Contamination
Levels of Protection

Module 30: Decontamination Part 3
Decon of Personnel and Equipment
Decon During Medical Emergencies
Physical Injury
Heat Stress

Module 31: Decontamination Part 4
Protection for Decon Workers
Decon Procedures
Chemical and Physical Removal of Contamination

Module 32: Decontamination Part 5
Persistent Contamination
What if Decon procedure has not worked?
Lab Testing Articles
Fundamentals that Affect Permeation of Protective Clothing
Substance and Tools for Effective Decontamination

Module 33: Overview of Incident Command System Part 1
Incident Commander Responsibilities
Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan
Incident Command System

Module 34: Overview of Incident Command System Part 2
Incident Command System History
Incident Command System Organization Flowchart
Explanation of Roles and Responsibilities with the ICS Organization

Module 35: Incident Command Facilities
Incident Command Facilities and Locations
Command Post
Staging Areas

Module 36: Incident Command System Concepts and Principles
Common Terminology
Unity of Command
Designated Incident Facilities

Module 37: Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 1
Pre-emergency Planning
Personnel Roles and Communication
Recognition and Prevention
Safe Distances and Refuge

Module 38: Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 2
Site Security and Control
Evacuation Routes and Procedures
Emergency Decontamination
Emergency Medical Treatment and First Aid
Emergency Response Procedures and Critique

Module 39: Training and Equipping Your HAZMAT Team Part 1
Training Requirements

Module 40: Training and Equipping Your HAZMAT Team Part 2
Medical Monitoring
Cost of Training
Protection Levels and Equipment

Module 41: Facility Emergency Response Audit Part 1
Performing a Process Hazard Analysis
Site Identification
Hazard Qualification
Consequence Analysis

Module 42: Facility Emergency Response Audit Part 2
Performing a Workplace Hazard Analysis
Determining Location
Examine Container Condition
Determine the Physical State of Contents
Determine Dispersion Pathways
Exposure Indicators

Module 43: Federal, State and Local Emergency Response Requirements
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
The Buddy System

Module 44: Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 1
Emergency Planning Requirements
Emergency Planning and Notification
Procedures for SARA Title III Compliance
Regional Response Team
National Response Team

Module 45: Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 2
DOT Notification Requirements
Leaking Containers

Module 46: Applicable Laws and Regulations
Differnce Between Laws and Regulations
Major EPA and OSHA Laws
Recordkeeping and Notifying OSHA
OSHA Plan States

Module 47: Overview of DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
How to Read the ERG
List of DOT Tanks and Containers

Module 48: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 1
Hazardous Materials Clues
Occupancy /Location
Fixed Sites
Transportation Sources
Higway, Rail and Air

Module 49: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 2
Tanks and Containers
Container Shape and Size
Types of DOT Highway Transportation Tanks, Tankers, Trailers and Containers
Types of DOT Rail Transportation Tank Cars
Types of DOT Storage Containers

Module 50: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 3
Tanks and Containers Markings and Colors
NFPA 704 System
HMIS Placards and Labels
UN NA Hazard Class System
DOT 9 Classes of Hazardous Materials
Shipping Papers and SDS

Module 51: Containment, Confinement and Control of Hazardous Materials Releases Part 1
Standard Strategic Goals
Site Perimeters and Hazard Control Zones
Factors Affecting the Ability of Personnel to Perform a Rescue
Rescue Risks Associated with DOT 9 Hazard Classes
Operational Level Response Actions
Sizing Up a HAZMAT Incident

Module 52: Containment, Confinement and Control of Hazardous Materials Releases Part 2
Release Control Methods
Confinement, Absorption and Adsorption
Damming, Diking, Diversion and Retention
Ventilation and Vapor Dispersion
Dispersion and Dilution
Other Spill Control Tactics

Module 53: Containment, Confinement and Control of Hazardous Materials Releases Part 3
Vapor Suppression
Using Foams
Types of Foams
Foam Methods
Typical Fire Control Tactics
Leak Control/Containment for Containers
Termination Phase

HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator

Final Exam

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