OSHA First Responder Awareness with Spill Cleanup Training (6 Hour)

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 6 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.6 CEUs, 6 contact hours
NOTE: Including the module “The First Responder in a Time of Terrorism”.

Max Subscription Days: 60 Days
Code: 1008
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES OSHA Emergency Response Courses
Price: US $79.00

Who Should Take This Class?

Does your employer store or use hazardous chemicals? Will you need to clean up non-emergency hazardous material spills at your site? Do you need to know what to do in an emergency? If your job requires you to be involved in emergency response to incidents that involve hazardous materials or chemicals, our first responder awareness and spill cleanup course may be for you.

Police Officers, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Public Works employees, Security Officers and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Members all benefit from or require OSHA Emergency Response Training.  If your work duties may require you to respond to the release of a hazardous material, OSHA requires that you take one of five levels of training.

The First Responder Awareness (FRA) course is the most basic OSHA Emergency Response training level. Persons requiring FRA certification work in positions that may require them to respond to a release of a hazardous material, recognize the situation as one requiring specialized assistance and notify the proper authorities.

If your site regularly experiences or has the potential to experience non-emergency hazardous material spills, this course will provide you with the necessary knowledge, tools and training to address these spills in a hands-on manner.

A certificate documenting compliance with the OSHA requirement is presented upon completion. For those who are already certified to the FRA level, this course satisfies the requirement for your annual refresher course.

“Convenient, timely, and informative.  I’ve used your program for years. I plan on continuing usage for as long as I need retraining.” – David, CA

Are you asked to respond to emergency spills?  Then you should look at our course #1249.

This course fulfills your OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 First Responder Awareness (FRA) training requirements and certifies you to clean up non-emergency spills in your workplace.  Taking this course will also satisfy your OSHA First Responder Awareness annual refresher training requirement.  Upon successful completion, you will receive 0.6 CEUs and an OSHA First Responder Awareness with Spill Cleanup printable pdf certificate.

Industries That Require This Course

Our online training for first responder spill cleanup is designed for any worker who may need to initiate an appropriate response to an emergency or non-emergency release of hazardous materials. Because many industries generate hazardous materials as byproduct, there is a need for first responder awareness level training. Whether you work in an industry that responds to emergencies or handles hazardous substances as part of daily operations, the ability to recognize and respond to spills promotes safety for everyone.

Industries that may benefit from this course include:

  • Security
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency response
  • Tow Truck Drivers
  • Life sciences
  • Oil refining
  • Public works
  • Chemicals manufacturing
  • Hazardous materials handling
  • Hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal

COURSE OBJECTIVES:osha-first-responder-awareness-training

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.
  • The ability to differentiate between an emergency and non-emergency spill.
  • Understanding of actions to take, special materials to use and techniques for combatting non-emergency spills of hazardous materials.

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 using the acronym SIN to deal with an emergency situation.

What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?

This course fulfills your OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 First Responder Awareness (FRA) training requirements and certifies you to clean up non-emergency spills in your workplace. Taking this course will also satisfy your OSHA First Responder Awareness annual refresher training requirement. Upon successful completion, you will receive an OSHA First Responder Awareness with Spill Cleanup printable pdf certificate.

Topics Covered

This course covers all the FRA training topics required by OSHA under 29 CFR 1910.120 as well as methods for combatting non-emergency spills of hazardous materials. When you enroll in this course, you can expect to learn about different types of hazardous substances, the risks associated with hazardous substances, how to recognize hazardous substances in an emergency and how to respond to both emergency and non-emergency spills.

To further meet the needs of awareness-level first responders, our spill response online certification course includes the module “The First Responder in a Time of Terrorism.” This module will teach you how to respond to a suspicious object, package or situation.

Levels of Training

OSHA differentiates between five levels of first response training — awareness, operations, technician, specialist and on-scene incident commander. Awareness-level first responders are trained to identify emergency spills of hazardous materials, alert the proper authorities and help evacuate the area. These responders are not authorized or expected to take any further action to contain, stop or clean up the spill.

It’s important to note that our spill response certification only qualifies employees to address non-emergency spills, such as minor spills in a laboratory setting. In the event of an emergency release, first responders at the awareness level will still need to notify spill response personnel with higher levels of OSHA training.


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 6 hours to complete.


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 60 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After two months, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.

Accreditation, Certification and CEUs

Once you complete our first responder spill cleanup training, you will receive documentation that you can present to state or federal regulators. Your certificate will communicate your qualification to respond at the awareness level to emergency spills and to clean up non-emergency spills at your workplace.

If you take this course as part of continuing education, you may receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or six contact hours.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

First responder training allows you to protect your safety and the safety of others when working around hazardous materials. At Hazmat School, we make training convenient, affordable and engaging. When you enroll in our first responder awareness with spill cleanup course, you will receive online access to all the course materials. You will also have the ability to contact our experienced remote instructors 24/7 so you can learn on your own schedule.

We offer discounts for groups and government employees. To get started, register for the course or contact us for more information.

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