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 (as specified in 1910.120(q)(6)(ii)): in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify
COST: $150/person, minimum of 8. Less than 8, $1200/day. Certificate upon completion.