First-on-the-Scene Awareness Program, Municipal 508 Compliant
Target Population: This training is intended to meet the requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Final Rule (1910.120 effective March 6, 1990) for first-responder personnel (awareness-level) who o may be the first on the scene at a hazardous materials incident. The training program covers basic hazard recognition, identification, reporting, and self-protection for individuals who may […]
This training is intended to meet the requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Final Rule (1910.120 effective March 6, 1990) for first-responder personnel (awareness-level) who o may be the first on the scene at a hazardous materials incident. The training program covers basic hazard recognition, identification, reporting, and self-protection for individuals who may do preliminary observation of an event.
Through interactive lectures, 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 the role of the person who is first-on-the-scene. Skills in initial size-up of the scene, communication with other responders, and working within the local emergency system 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 regulations are required. Skills in conducting interactive lecture/discussions and small group activities are required.
Open enrollment: Yes
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 7
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
- 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
- Exercise–Placards and Labels
- Biological Hazards
- Chemical Hazards
- Exercise – Container Shapes
- Labels and Placards
- Exercise – What’s Going On Here?
Chapter 4: HEALTH EFFECTS-MAJOR CONTENTS
- Health Effects Exercise
- Health Effects After You Have Left the scene
- Health Effects: How, When, and Where?
- Health Effects Exercise Again
- Health Effects At the Scene
- Health Effects Before You Leave the scene
Chapter 5: SIZING-UP THE SCENE-MAJOR CONTENTS
- Sizing-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?
- Before the Emergency Responders Come
- When Others Arrive
- When You Leave
Chapter 7: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER-MAJOR CONTENTS
- SWIMS Exercise