The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations. Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 1926.65(e)(3)(i) 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 to protect nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. First responders are trained to respond defensively without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposure. At the operational level, they 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: Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques. Knowledge in the selection and use of proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level. An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms. Ability to perform basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit. Ability to implement basic decontamination procedures; and An understanding of the relevant standard operating and termination procedures.