HAZWOPER

FIRST RESPONDER AWARENESS LEVEL

Introduction


Because employees work in areas where hazardous substances may be present, there is a possibility that you may need to respond to a hazardous substance emergency.

 

 

 

This training module explains the five levels of hazardous substance emergency response, and describes what you, as a first responder at the awareness level,  needs to know; such as:

  • Your role as a first responder

  • What can happen in an emergency spill or release

  • How to recognize and identify hazardous substances

  • The types of hazardous materials and the risks they pose in a emergency

  • How to summon help when needed

With preparation and planning, your quick action in an emergency can save lives and prevent serious injuries and property damage.

 

 

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