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OSHA HAZWOPER Emergency Response First Responder Awareness Level (FRAL) Training

Safety Partners presents a half-day training that provides certification at the First Responder Awareness Level (FRAL), as specified in OSHA’s hazardous waste operations and emergency response standard, 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i). This regulation is designed to help assure worker health and safety while performing work activities associated with hazardous waste, and for those responsible for recognizing hazardous material spills and releases and notifying the appropriate personnel during an emergency, regardless of the location of the hazard.

Who should take this course?

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.

Some job titles/department personnel that may require HAZWOPER FRAL training, depending on their level of response, may include, but are not limited to, lab and manufacturing personnel, DOT hazmat employees, warehouse staff, maintenance workers.

What does this course cover?

This course provides a regulatory review, discusses hazard and risk assessment, and provides spill response guidance that can be taken by those individuals with this level of certification. Interactive spill response scenarios allow participants to strategize response to potential incidents.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the need for additional resources, to make appropriate notifications during, and demonstrate the knowledge and competence necessary to effectively respond to, an incident.
  • Understand the actions and limitations of a first responder awareness level trained employee in the event of an incident, including the elements of an emergency response plan and site security and control.
  • Recognize and identify hazardous substances in an emergency, including how to use the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook.
  • Understand what hazardous substances are as well as the risks and potential outcomes associated with an emergency when they are present.

Course Logistics

FRAL training can be customized to meet your needs. Trainers can come on-site to conduct training at your facility, or you can attend a course held at Safety Partners’ offices.

Safety Partners will be hosting in-person HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness Level (FRAL) Initial/Refresher training later this year at our Bedford, MA, office. Check back here for training dates, or Contact us to be notified when the schedule is set.

PLEASE NOTE: Events are subject to change and/or cancellation.

Approved for 4 TCH credits through MA DEP


The cost of the OSHA First Responder Awareness Level Training course is $2,200 for up to 10 people, and $200 per additional attendee when conducted at your facility, or $250 per person if you attend a course held at Safety Partners’ offices.

PLEASE NOTE: State regulatory agencies may have more stringent and/or additional requirements than the federal government. Employers are responsible for certifying that employees meet all agency training requirements.