First on the Scene Awareness Program Industrial
Target Population: This course was developed to meet the requirements of OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Final Rule, 29 CFR 1910.120, for awareness-level first-on-the-scene responders. The program covers basic hazard recognition and identification, reporting, and self-protection for individuals who may do preliminary observation of an event. Industrial first-responders required to receive Awareness-level training. Description: Through interactive lecturers, […]
This course was developed to meet the requirements of OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Final Rule, 29 CFR 1910.120, for awareness-level first-on-the-scene responders. The program covers basic hazard recognition and identification, reporting, and self-protection for individuals who may do preliminary observation of an event. Industrial first-responders required to receive Awareness-level training.
Through interactive lecturers, discussions, and small group activities, participants have an opportunity to learn about the risks of hazardous materials, possible outcomes of an emergency, ways to recognize hazardous materials, and their role as the person who is first on the scene. Skills in initial size-up of the scene, communications with other responders, and working within the emergency response plan are practiced through table-top activities. A latent image simulation exercise is used at the end of the program to pull together information covered previously.
Training Provider: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Two instructors who possess knowledge and experience in the areas of emergency response, health and safety, and regulations. Skills in conducting interactive lecture/discussions and small group activities are required.
Open enrollment: Yes
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 7 hours
This material has been copyrighted by the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training. A recipient of the material other than the federal government may not reproduce it without the permission of the copyright owner. The material was prepared for use by experienced instructors in the training of persons who are or who anticipate being employed in industry and may be the first to discover a leak/spill. The authors prepared it for the basic training of this category of workers as of July 1995. Users are cautioned that the subject is constantly evolving. Therefore, the material may require additions, deletions, or modifications to incorporate the effects of that evolution occurring after the date of the materials’ preparation.
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University of Cincinnati, Midwest Consortium
3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056
Cincinnati, OH 45267
3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056
Cincinnati, OH 90095-1478
Phone: (513) 558-0528
OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- Risks of hazardous materials
- Possible outcomes of an emergency
- Ways to recognize hazardous materials
- Your role as the person who is first on the scene
- The need for other resources
- Size up a scene
- Communicate to the responders
- Work within the local system
Chapter 1: LEGAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES-MAJOR CONTENTS
- You Have a Friend in SARA
- The Incident Command System (ICS)
Chapter 2: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES-MAJOR CONTENTS
- Unsolved Mysteries Exercise
- Examples From Your Experience
- What Is a Hazardous Material?
Chapter 3: HAZARD RECOGNITION-MAJOR CONTENTS
- Physical Hazards-Keeping a Safe Distance
- Placards and Labels Exercise
- Biological Hazards
- Container Shapes Exercise
- Chemical Hazards
- Exercise-What’s Going On Here?
- Labels and Placards
Chapter 4: HEALTH EFFECTS-MAJOR CONTENTS
- Health Effects Exercise
- Health Effects: How, When, and Where?
- Health Effects At the Scene
- Health Effects Before You Leave the Scene
- Health Effects After You Have Left the Scene
- Health Effects Exercise Again
Chapter 5: SIZING-UP THE SCENE-MAJOR CONTENTS
- Sizin g-Up the Scene Exercise.
Chapter 6: WHAT DO I DO?-MAJOR CONTENTS
- After Sizing-Up the Scene
- Exercise-What Would You Tell Them When You Call?
- Exercise-What Should You Tell Them When You Call?
- Exercise-Calling it in
- Before the Emergency Responders Come
- When Others Arrive
- When You Leave
Chapter 7: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER-MAJOR CONTENTS
- SWIMS Exercise