8-Hour Emergency Response Operations

Class Hours: 8
Regulation(s): 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii)
Course Code: ERO


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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.

Optionally, you can purchas the On-Site Training Seminar Kit below.

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)(ii): First responder operations level. First responders at the operations level 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.:
    1. Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques;
    2. Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level;
    3. An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms;
    4. 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;
    5. Know how to implement basic decontamination procedures;
    6. An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.
  • It is also a prerequisite to the 24-Hour Emergency Response Technician Program.

The Following Topics are Covered in 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 Safety Data Sheet
  • The Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Basic Site Control Procedures
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Hazardous Material Terminology
  • Course Review And Final Test
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Level A Suit
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Seminar Kits for Instructors

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8-hour Emergency Response Operations Kit

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Class Hours: 8
Regulation: 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii)
  • 1 - Easy to Use Color Instructor Lesson Plan
  • 10 - Student Workbooks
  • 10 - Student Tests
  • 10 - Student Certificates
  • 10 - DOT Emergency Response Guidebooks
  • 10 - Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook
  • 1 - Course CD in PowerPoint® with Regulations
  • 2 - DVD Video's FREE (a $100.00 value)
    • First On The Scene, E.R. Procedures
    • Teamwork, E.R. Protocal
    • Chemical Safety Board Videos

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8-hour Emergency Response Operations Kit Refill

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Additional Student Packs can be purchased for: $31.00 per student.
(includes: Student Workbook, ERO Course Test and Course Certificate.)


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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8-Hour Emergency Response Operations Lesson Plan (Includes ERA 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
  • The Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Basic Site Control Procedures
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Hazardous Material Terminology
  • Course Review And Final Test


$125.00 Add to Cart

ER Operations PowerPoint CD (Includes ERA PowerPoint)


Student Materials

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8-Hour Emergency Response Operations Student Classroom Material (Includes ERA Workbook and Test)

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Student Material Includes:

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


$6.00 Add to Cart

DOT Emergency Response Guidebook

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This Guidebook is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.

The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology.

Use this DOT-issued guidebook to help you satisfy DOT's requirement that Hazmat shipments be accompanied by emergency response information (49 CFR Section 172.600).

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook Summary of Changes from 2012 ERG:
  • Replaced written instructions on page 1 with a flow chart to show how to use the ERG2016.
  • Expanded Table of Placards and updated title to Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards and Initial Response Guide to Use on Scene.
  • How to Use this Guidebook During an Incident
  • Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each.
  • Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research.
  • Updated pipeline emergency response information.
  • Added information about Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) markings.
  • Added all new dangerous goods/hazardous materials listed in UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to 19th Revised Edition.
  • Added information on Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) applicable in Canada.

Published by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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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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