OSHA First Responder Awareness Training (4 Hour)

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 4 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.4 CEUs, 4 contact hours
NOTE: Including the module “The First Responder in a Time of Terrorism”.

Max Subscription Days: 30 Days
Code: 1007
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES OSHA Safety Courses
Price: US $55.00

Does your employer store or use hazardous chemicals?

Need to know what to do in an emergency?

Our OSHA First Responder Awareness course fulfills your OSHA training requirement under 29 CFR 1910.120. If you have had a previous FRA course, this course also will satisfy your annual OSHA First Responder Awareness refresher training requirement. Take the course in your spare time. Pace yourself. Receive 0.4 CEUs and a certificate. Fullfill your training obligation.


Does your job require you to be involved in emergency response to incidents where hazardous materials or chemicals are involved? For many people, the answer is yes. You might be a Police Officer, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Public Works employee, or even a member of an Emergency Response Team (ERT) at a site where chemicals are found. If you do respond to any sort of release of a hazardous material, OSHA requires that you take one of five levels of training. All of the levels start with the First Responder Awareness (FRA) course. FRA personnel are those whose job requires them to respond to a release of a hazardous material, recognize the situation as one requiring specialized assistance, and call for help.

“As a hazmat specialist for a local CUPA, & a former EHS trainer (5 yrs.), I commend you for a well-constructed & well thought out course. Excellent job!”
– Sacremento, CA

“I liked the ease of doing it at home.” – Hudson, NH

Industries That Require This Course

Our first responder certification course is intended for anyone who may need to respond to a hazardous material spill while on the job. This can include workers who are likely to come across a spill as well as those who are specially trained to respond to emergency situations. Whether you work in an industry that produces hazardous waste or addresses a variety of emergencies, the first step toward safety in the event of a spill is awareness.

Industries that may require our first responder awareness course include:

  • Public works
  • Security
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency response
  • Hazardous materials handling
  • Hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal



The structure and objectives of this course are centered around the requirements outlined in the HAZWOPER regulation. Each unit is based on one or more of the following requirements. Upon completion of this program, the participants will have demonstrated the following:

  • An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated with them in an incident. 29 CFR, Part 1910.120(q)(6)(i)(A)
  • An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present. 29 CFR, Part 1910.120(q)(6)(i)(B)
  • The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency. 29 CFR, Part 1910.120(q)(6)(i)(C)
  • The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible. 29 CFR, Part 1910.120(q)(6)(i)(D)
  • What to do in a suspicious situation.

As a first responder you may be called upon by your employer for advice on handling a suspicious package or object. In this course you will learn about how to use SIN to deal with the situation.

What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?

Our OSHA First Responder Awareness course fulfills your OSHA training requirement under 29 CFR 1910.120. If you have had a previous FRA course, this course also will satisfy your annual OSHA First Responder Awareness refresher training requirement.

Topics Covered

First responder awareness training gives employees who are likely to discover hazardous releases and spills the skills they need to initiate an emergency response. Our online training for first responders at the awareness level covers all the topics required by OSHA regulations under 29 CFR 1910.120.

When you enroll in our course, you can expect to learn what hazardous substances are, how to recognize them in an emergency, what to do in a suspicious situation and more. To further address the needs of awareness-level first responders, this training also includes the module “The First Responder in a Time of Terrorism.”

Levels of Training

It’s important to distinguish between first responders at the awareness level and first responders with other levels of training. At the awareness level, first responders are expected to recognize a hazardous spill, notify emergency personnel and help secure and evacuate the area. Responders at the awareness level are not expected or trained to take any further action.

In comparison, first responders who must clean up spills, contain spills, work with contaminated victims or otherwise directly intervene require higher levels of training, such as operational, technician, specialist or on-scene incident commander training.

Are you asked to respond to spills? Then you should look at our course #1008.


Students will have to go through all modules in order to unlock the final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

This course has no prerequisites.


Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.


The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.

Accreditation, Certification and CEUs

When you finish our hazardous materials first responder awareness course, you will receive documentation of training immediately. You can present this documentation to state or federal regulators as needed. In addition to a certificate, you may also receive 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or four contact hours upon successful completion of the course.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

Hazmat School makes first responder awareness training affordable and convenient. We offer group discounts and discounts to all government employees to help ensure everyone receives the training they need to perform their jobs safely and effectively. With online course materials and 24/7 access to experienced remote instructors, you can learn at your own pace. At Hazmat School, you will have all the tools you need to succeed.

Are you ready to start our online course and become a first responder at the awareness level? Register at any time and get access to the course for 30 days. You can also reach out to us for more information about our training methods, corporate accounts and other courses.

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