4-Hour Emergency Response Awareness


Prerequisite: None
Class Hours: 4
Regulation(s): 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(i)
Course Code: ERA


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Open Enrollment Seminars

This class is not scheduled for any upcomming seminars. It is available for On-Site Training; Call or E-mail us to schedule a seminar.

Course Regulation

29 CFR 1910.120:
  • (q)(6): Training. Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:
  • (q)(6)(i): First responder awareness level. First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. First responders at the awareness level shall have sufficient training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas:
    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 individual 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.
  • It is also a prerequisite to the 24-Hour Emergency Response Technician Program.

The Following Topics are Covered in this Course

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  • Regulatory Overview
  • Hazardous Material Classes
  • Loading And Unloading
  • Segregation Charts
  • Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook
  • 704 Marking System
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Elements Of A Safety Data Sheet
  • Course Review And Final Test

Other Course Options

On-Site Training

New Environment, Inc. offers On-Site Training for this course, call or E-mail us to schedule this course.

Individual Products

Instructor Materials

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4-Hour Emergency Response Awareness Lesson Plan

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The Following Topics are Covered by this Course

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Hazardous Material Classes
  • Loading And Unloading
  • Segregation Charts
  • Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook
  • 704 Marking System
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Elements Of A Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Course Review And Final Test


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ER Awareness PowerPoint CD



Student Materials

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4-Hour Emergency Response Awareness Student Classroom Material

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Student Material Includes:

Student Background Survey
Student Classroom Workbook
20 Question Test
Certificate Of Completion*
Participant Evaluation Form


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Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook

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This easy-to-read pocketbook gives your drivers fast access to the current regulatory information they need while hauling hazardous materials. And that can help reduce the chances of hazardous materials incidents resulting from human error.

Contains hazardous materials regulations as amended by HM-215G, the information your drivers need to stay in compliance.

Updated monthly, the pocketbook covers identifying hazmat shipments, placarding, loading and unloading, transport, and specific class requirements. Includes the §171.101 Hazardous Materials Table with a placard column to help drivers easily identify DOT-required placards, plus the List of Hazardous Substances, the List of Marine Pollutants, and special provsions.


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