First Responder/Spill Response

OSHA requires employers to provide first responder training to employees, who are responsible to take action in case of a hazardous materials spill (29 CFR 1910.120(q)). This training program covers all the topics required by OSHA under 29 CFR 1910.120 as well as procedures for combatting non-emergency spills of hazardous materials.

Goals of the Course

The training program will train participants to assess the dangers of hazardous materials, associated risks in the form of a spill and initiate the appropriate first emergency response.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

This course is suitable for all those workers responsible for starting an adequate response to an emergency or non-emergency release involving hazardous materials.

Learning Outcome:

Training Modules:

Module 1


Module 2

Categories of Hazardous Substances Releases

Module 3

Overview of Emergency Response Plans

Module 4

Procedures and Practices for HAZWOPER Response

Module 5

Identifying Safety and Chemical Hazards

Module 6

Understanding Hazard Labels (GHS, DOT, NFPA, HMIS)

Module 7

Using Safety Data Sheets, OSHA’s Chemical Database, And Other Resources

Module 8

Emergency Response Plan Elements, Priorities, and Exemptions

Module 9

Overview of Incident Command System (ICS)

Module 10

“The First Responder in a Time of Terrorism

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