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HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness – 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) Annual Refresher

Cost: $85 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 Awareness 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 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.

Study Guide

Includes Free Study Guide!

Course Features

– Includes 14 full length videos
– Audio narration of text
– Over 20 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)

Course Description

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. In compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) regulations, this training is required for individuals who are likely to discover or witness a hazardous substance release and who will be responsible for notifying personnel for an emergency response action.
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. An overview of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is presented so that HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness personnel can identify potential sources of hazardous materials, their containers and release mechanisms.
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.



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.


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.


Note: OSHA requires a list of competencies that must be met rather than a minimum time requirement for emergency response refresher training. 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 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).


Initial HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) training

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

Respirator Protection Program
Respirator Types
Selection of Respiratory Equipment

Module 14: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 
Clothing and Ensembles
Developing a PPE Program
Program Review and Evaluation

Module 15: HAZWOPER Site Zones
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
The Buddy System

Module 16: Overview of Incident Command System
Incident Commander Responsibilities
Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan
Incident Command System                                                                                                                                  

Module 17: Incident Command Facilities
Incident Command Facilities and Locations
Command Post
Staging Areas
Module 18: Incident Command System Concepts and Priniciples
Common Terminology
Unity of Command
Designated Incident Facilities

Module 19: Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 1
Pre-emergency Planning
Personnel Roles and Communication
Recognition and Prevention
Safe Distances and Refuge

Module 20: 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 21: Facility Emergency Response Audit Part 1
Performing a Process Hazard Analysis
Site Identification
Hazard Qualification
Consequence Analysis
Module 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 2
DOT Notification Requirements
Leaking Containers

Module 26: Applicable Laws and Regulations
Differnce Between Laws and Regulations 
Major EPA and OSHA Laws 
Recordkeeping and Notifying OSHA 
OSHA Plan States

Module 27: Overview of DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
How to Read the ERG
List of DOT Tanks and Containers

Module 28: The Ability to Recognize and Identify Hazardous Materials Part 1
Hazardous Materials Clues
Occupancy /Location
Fixed Sites
Transportation Sources
Highway, Rail and Air 

Module 29: 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
Types of DOT Storage Containers 

Module 30: 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

Final Exam

Course Type: Text, Audio, Graphics, and Photographs

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