Training

Environmental Training

 

DOT HAZMAT

This class meets the requirements of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulation 49 CFR 172. Training will enable the hazmat employee to recognize and identify hazardous materials, emergency response information, and measures to protect self and fellow employees from hazardous exposures, handling hazardous materials, preparing hazardous materials for shipment, placarding, administration and updates. Training for hazmat employees is every three years.

 

DOT In-Depth Security

This class meets the requirements of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulation 49 CFR 172 (4) (5). Training will cover an awareness of security risks as well as how to recognize and respond to potential security threats. The course also covers implementation of the security plan, including security objectives, specific security procedures, employee responsibility, the organizational security structure, and actions to take in the event of a security breach. Training for hazmat employees is every three years.

 

Environmental Management

This class provides basic awareness to management and/or employees for those companies that are pursuing ISO 14001 Certification. The training includes an overview of the standard as well as an explanation of the purpose and terms used in the standard. A plan development exercise is used to help the participants understanding of the standard.

 

Hazardous Waste Management

This class meets the requirements of the EPA Hazardous Waste Regulation (40 CFR 262.34 and 256.16) for the management of hazardous waste. The training session is approximately three hours. All personnel who are involved with the management or handling of hazardous waste are required to receive this training. Annual training is required for large quantity generators of hazardous waste and training every three years is recommended for small quantity generators.

 

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure

The course material meets the requirements under the Clean Water Act for personnel training under 40 CFR 112.21. The employer (owner/operator) shall have a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan highlighting potential spill sources, handling and storage requirements, inspections of facilities, response to spills and clean-up. All supervisory and non-supervisory operational personnel will be trained on the SPCC Plan. Training will also apply laws, rules, regulations and hands-on response drills/exercises to target task responsibilities of the designated personnel.

 

Spill Response

This class meets the requirements for spill response as addressed in the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan, Hazardous Materials Preparedness and Prevention Plan, and spill clean up under the Hazard Communication Standard. Members of the spill response team, emergency coordinators and supervisors should receive this training. Annual training is required.

 

Storm Water Pollution Prevention

The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) will designate the employees that are to be trained in the preventive measures and controls of the facility. Training will include good housekeeping, material management, preventative procedures to contain chemical discharges and spill response. Annual training is required.

Safety Training

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness is designed for the employee and the supervisor to increase their knowledge, awareness, and location of suspect asbestos and hazards that are associated with the suspect item. This course is designed to conform to OSHA, Appendix H. Strong Emphasis is on suspect asbestos and awareness.

 

Blood borne Pathogen

This class meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Standard 1910.1030. The employer is to ensure that any employee with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (First Aid Responder) participates in BBP training. BBP training will include explanation of employer's control plan, the effects, symptoms, use of personal protective equipment and disposal, vaccination, exposure, post-exposure, and signs relating to BBP. For designated employees, training is required annually.

 

First Responder Awareness Level

This class is for the employee who is likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who has been trained to notify the proper authorities of the release. The training will include what hazardous substances are, risk associated with the release and the potential outcomes that are associated with an emergency created by the release of hazardous substances. First responder training gives the employee the ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous substance, to be able to identify -if possible- the hazardous substance and the understanding of the employer’s emergency response plan which includes site security and control. By using the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook the student will perform hands-on tasks in the classroom that will aid in response to an emergency that could occur at work and realize that additional help may be needed and to make appropriate notifications to the proper authorities.

 

First Responder Operations (8 hour) Level

This class meets the requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard 1910.120 at the First Responder Operations Level. In addition to awareness level training the individuals will be trained to respond to the release in a defensive nature without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a distance, keeping it from spreading and preventing exposure. The methods used are basic hazard and risk assessments, proper use of P.P.E., understanding basic hazardous terms, demonstration of how to perform basic control, containment or confinement within their capabilities, implementation of basic decontamination procedures and understanding of the relevant standard operating and termination procedures. The training is required annually.
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First Responder Technician (24 hour) Level

This class meets the requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard 1910.120 at the First Responder Technician Level. In addition to operations level training the individuals will be trained to respond to the release in an active nature actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release, keeping it from spreading and preventing additional environmental or health damage. The methods used are in depth hazard and risk assessments, proper use of P.P.E., understanding basic hazardous terms, demonstration of how to perform control, containment or confinement within their capabilities, implementation of decontamination procedures and understanding of the relevant standard operating and termination procedures. Actual dress-out and spill control is practiced using spill scenarios. Initial training is required for first responders who actually approach the release and actively are trained to stop the release. Update training is required annually.

 

OSHA 10 Hour – General Industry Safety

The 10-hour General Industry Safety Training Program is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards. Workers will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles such as:

• Electrical Safety
• Hand Tools
• Hot Work (Cutting & Welding)
• Ladder Safety
• Process Safety Management
• Power Tools
• Rigging
• Scaffolding

(Each of the classes's listed above can also be taken individually.)

Special emphasis will be placed on other areas considered most hazardous using OSHA standards as a guide. The class consists of two 5 - hour sessions.

 

Hazard Communication

This class meets the requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 1910.1200 or Worker Right to Know for the employee. Training includes detecting the presence or release of hazardous chemicals, physical and health hazards of the chemicals that are in the work area and protection that is needed to work with the chemicals by using specific procedures, MSDS and labeling systems detailed in the employer’s hazard communications program. All employees are required to be trained at the time of implementing the program and any new employees at the time they are hired.

 

Lock-out / Tag-out: Authorized Employees

This class meets the requirements of the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Standard (29 CFR 1910.147) for employees who perform lock-out / tag-out procedures during the servicing or maintenance of equipment. Annual training is recommended.

 

Permit Required Confined Space

This course meets the required criteria for Confined Space Entry and OSHA Standard 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Space Entry. The class targets the Entry Supervisor duties, the Attendant’s tasks and the Entrants responsibilities. During the course the student will identify hazards of confined spaces, atmospheric testing of the confined space, PPE used for proper entry, means of egress from a confined space and documentation needed for entry into a permit required confined space. A variation of the permit required confined space entry is the alternate entry program. The student will learn how to determine that the space can be entered by means of alternate entry. Atmospheric testing, ventilation, documentation and responsibilities by the entrant are the requirement to be met.

 

Personal Protective Equipment

This class meets the requirements of the OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Standard 1910.132. All employees who wear personal protective equipment (PPE) are required to receive this training on an initial basis. The employee will know when to use PPE, what PPE to use, the limitations of the PPE, how to properly don, doff, adjust and wear PPE and the proper care, maintenance, useful life and the disposal of the PPE. Retraining is required when there are changes in workplace hazards, changes in the types of PPE, and inadequacies in employee knowledge.

 

Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection is designed to train individuals and their supervisors in the proper types and respirators, to use, proper fit test technique, positive and negative pressure testing, inspection and maintenance. Training conforms to the requirements of the 29 CFR 1910.134. Retraining is recommended annually or when there is a change in equipment, personnel or practice. Fit testing is required annually.