Who Should Take This Course?
Our online HAZMAT FRO First Responder Operations Level II online course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA HAZWOPER requirement for HAZMAT First Responder Operations (FRO) training. This course may be taken as either Initial or annual Refresher training.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(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 trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.
The course includes operations level training, such as recognizing and managing HAZMAT incidents; first responder actions; hazardous materials identifications and markings; ERG content; PPE overview; FRO entry operations; decontamination and mitigation; and more. Students taking the HAZMAT FRO training are not required to additionally take the First Responder Awareness (FRA) training. The FRO course meets the training requirement for both responder levels.
The most current version of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) will be mailed to each student enrolled in this course, as it is required for use during the course. A downloadable version of the ERG is also available to each student.
For information on OSHA HAZMAT training requirements or the HAZMAT courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT First Responder Training page.