Individuals attending this course should be competent at the Hazardous Materials First Responder - Awareness Level.

The course meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (OSHA), Operations-Level and NFPA 472

The training of the first responders at the operations level is taught in a defensive mode to keep the incident from escalating if at all possible. Students will be familiarized with methods to control or contain the release of a hazardous material from a safe distance. After attending the course, a student should also be able to analyze the incident and take what ever steps that are needed to call for assistance, shelter in place, or evacuate.

In order to ensure the program has met its goal and the students are fully qualified as a Operational Level II Responder, all students will be given a test. Minimum written test scores are 70%. Certificates will be issued to all students meeting this criteria.

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