OSHA On Scene Incident Commander Training (8 Hour)

Course Details


TITLE: OSHA On Scene Incident Commander
TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 8 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.8 CEUs, 8 contact hours
REGULATIONS SATISFIED: 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v)
PREREQUISITES: OSHA First Responder Operations (FRO) training certification or higher

Max Subscription Days: 60 Days
Code: 1363
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES OSHA Emergency Response Courses
Price: US $105.00

Does your job require you to assume command of emergency response incidents involving hazardous chemicals or materials?

May you be responsible for assuming the role of the Incident Commander during a Hazardous Materials response?

Our online OSHA Incident Commander training course provides certification to the Incident Commander level, as required by 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v), Incident/Scene Commander as part of the Incident Command System (ICS).  Take our online training course in your spare time. Receive 0.8 CEUs and an OSHA Incident Commander certificate. Fullfill your OSHA training obligation.


Do you want to be, or perhaps already are, someone who is responsible for an emergency situation involving the release or potential release of hazardous materials? You are someone who should be trained as an Incident Commander according to the OSHA regulations outlining the Incident Command System (ICS).  You could be someone responsible for emergency response at a fixed site such as a manufacturing or chemical facility. You might even be a Public Safety person in the Police, Fire or even Emergency Medical field.

Our online training course is designed for someone already trained to the OSHA First Responder Operational (FRO) level or higher, since you will already have a foundational understanding of the OSHA Incident Command System (ICS).  Our online Incident Commander certification provides you with the training to safely and effectively command an emergency response incident whether your position is with a public (such as fire or police department) or private organization. Our online training certifies you to be an OSHA Incident Commander, which is a position required at every emergency hazardous or chemical incident response. It fulfills your OSHA training requirement under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) for Incident/Scene Commander.

incident commanders in training


Our online course objectives come directly from the OSHA Hazwoper regulation. Upon completion of the program, the student will have completed the following objectives:

  1. Reviewed the requirements for certification to the First Responder Awareness (FRA) level in accordance with 29 CFR,  Part 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) which include the following:
    1. An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the  risks associated with them in an incident.
    2. An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with  an emergency created when hazardous substances are present.
    3. The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency.
    4. The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible.
    5. An understanding of the role of the first responder awareness in the employer’s emergency response plan (including site security and control), and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook.
    6. The ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center.
  2. Reviewed the requirements for certification to the First Responder Operations (FRO) level in accordance with 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (q) (6) (ii) which include the following:
    1. Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.
    2. Know how to select and use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided to the first responder operational level.
    3. An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms.
    4. Know how to perform basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations and rescue injured or contaminated persons within the capabilities of the resources and PPE available with their unit.
    5. Know how to implement basic equipment, victim, and rescue  personnel decontamination procedures.
    6. An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.
  3. Met the requirements for certification to the Scene Commander level in accordance with 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (q) (6) (v) which include the following:
    1. Know and be able to implement the employer’s incident command system.
    2. Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
    3. Know and understand the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing.
    4. Know how to implement the local emergency response plan.
    5. Know of the state emergency response plan and of the Federal Regional Response Team.
    6. Know and understand the importance of decontamination procedures.


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 8 hours to complete but you can come and go as you need.


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.

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