d. Training for On-Scene Hazardous Materials Responders.
The plan should provide for training, as specified below, for
personnel who participate, or are expected to participate, in
emergency response to hazardous materials incidents. Such
training will be completed prior to beginning response
(1) 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 response
personnel and authorities.
(2) 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.
(3) Hazardous materials technician. Hazardous materials
technicians are individuals who respond to releases or
potential releases for the purpose of stopping the
(4) Hazardous materials specialist. Hazardous materials
specialists are individuals who respond with and
provide support to hazardous materials technicians.
(5) On scene incident commander. Incident commanders
are those who will assume control of the incident scene
beyond the first responder awareness level.