Who Should Take This Course?
Our online HAZMAT First Responder Awareness Level I (FRA) course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA HAZWOPER requirement for HAZMAT First Responder Awareness (FRA) training. This course may be taken as either Initial or annual Refresher training. Training topics include: HAZMAT emergency response; OSHA first responder awareness level competencies; hazardous materials, hazardous substances and hazardous wastes; HAZMAT incidents; ERG training; FRA actions and responsibilities; and more.
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.
The most current version of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) will be mailed to each student enrolled in this FRA course, as it is required for use during the course. A downloadable version of the ERG is also available to each student.
Students who take the First Responder Operations FRO training are not required to take the OSHA First Responder Awareness FRA training. The FRO course meets the training requirement for both responder levels.
For information on OSHA HAZMAT training requirements or the HAZMAT courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT First Responder Training page.