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First Responder Operations Training

First Responder Operations2 Training by Burress Advisory Group

Burress Advisory Group offers training programs to those individuals whose employers have determined to need First Responder Operations level training.

OSHA Requirements for This Training Level

First Responder Operations Training by Burress Advisory Group

According to OSHA, these individuals are “individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release.

They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.

First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify:

First Responder Operations Training by Burress Advisory Group
  • • Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.
  • • Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level.
  • • An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms.
  • • Know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit.
  • • Know how to implement basic decontamination procedures.
  • • An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.”

These courses shall meet or exceed all requirements of 29CFR1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and NFPA 472.

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