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Hazardous Waste Management

Course Duration:  4-Hours

This Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management Training Seminar is designed to provide students with a review of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations, and how those regulations may pertain to their specific operations and processes.  Federal and state regulations require employers to educate and train their employees on hazardous waste management.  In addition, employers administering this training must also be trained in hazardous waste management procedures.  Employee training for large quantity generators (LQGs) must be conducted in accordance with 40 CFR Part 265.16 and OAC 3745-65-16.  Small quantity generators (SQGs) must ensure employees are familiar with waste handling and emergency procedures in accordance with 40 CFR Part 262.34(d)(5)(iii) and OAC 3745-52-34(D)(5)(c).  Areas covered include:  (1) Introduction to RCRA, (2) Identification of a Hazardous Waste, (3) Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Point Management, (4) Container Use, Marking, and Labeling, (5) Hazardous Waste Turn-In Procedures, (6) Spill Prevention and Response to Emergencies, and (7) Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention (P2).    Students will receive a Course Manual, Employee Handbook on Hazardous Waste Management, and their Employee Certificate.  

Asbestos O&M Training

Course Duration:  2 Hours

This Asbestos Awareness Training Seminar is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to work safely around those materials that contain or are presumed to contain asbestos, which are referred to as asbestos containing material (ACM) and presumed asbestos containing material (PACM).  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the general industry standard, 29 CFR Part 1910.1001(j)(7)(iv) requires certain employees, namely those engaged in housekeeping and facility maintenance, to attend asbestos awareness training at least once a year.   Students attending this training seminar will receive a Course Manual and their Employee Certificate.  

SWPPP Development and Training

Course Duration:  4 Hours to 8 Hours

This Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWP2) Training Seminar is designed to provide students with a better understanding of SWP2 as required under their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).   The Clean Water Act (CWA), in accordance with section 40 CFR Part 122, requires all facilities that have industrial and non-industrial storm water dischargers to bodies of water of the State, to have and implement a SWP2 program.  Training will be focused toward those personnel that may have the responsibility or supervision to manage and control those chemicals, bulk substances, and operations occurring outside the manufacturing facility.  Training will include:  (1) What is SWP2, (2) Point Source and Non-Point Source Pollution, (3) Requirements for SWP2, (4) What Can I Do To Prevent SWP2, (5) Spill Prevention, Response, and Cleanup, and  (6) Good Housekeeping and Materials Management. 

This Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Development Training Seminar is designed to educate and assist those individuals responsible for storm water management with the information and resources to develop, implement, and maintain a storm water management program in accordance with their facilities NPDES individual or group permit requirements.   The training will include the requirements behind the development of the SWP3, required contents of the SWP3, and maintenance of the SWP3.  Areas of training will include:  (1) Responsibilities of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Team; (2) Development of Required Site Maps and Drawings; (3) Inventory of Materials Exposed to Storm Water; (4) Description of Significant Materials posed to Storm Water; (5) Identification of Past Spills and Leaks; (6) Storm Water Monitoring and NPDES Permit Requirements; (7)Identification of Pollutant Sources; (8) Identification of Best Management Practices (BMPs); and (9) Conducing Annual Inspections.

Mold Awareness and Abatement Training

Course Duration:  4 Hours
This Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Mold Awareness Training Seminar is designed to provide students with a better understanding of our indoor environments and what contaminants are typically encountered indoors and how to control or prevent the spread of those contaminants.   With the ever-increasing awareness and concern over mold contamination and exposure this training seminar will also focus specifically on this important issue and help dispel some of the myths surrounding black mold and toxic mold.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has yet to pass any federal regulations or standards, but did release a Safety and Health Information Bulletin, “A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace”, in October 2003.  In this bulletin OSHA refers to the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requiring employers to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.  Exposure to mold may present a health hazard.  Prevention of mold growth and proper cleanup will be discussed in detail in this seminar. There is more and more evidence everyday that the quality of the indoor environment can have profound effects on the health of building occupants.  The World Health Organization estimates that up to 30 percent of office buildings worldwide may have significant problems, with 10 to 30 percent of the occupants experiencing adverse health symptoms.  Indoor air contaminants may originate from a variety of sources inside or outside of a building.  Airborne chemicals, poor maintenance on the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, bacteria, fungi, pollen, building renovations, and dust may all contribute to the problem, as well as non-air quality factors such as temperature, humidity, lighting, noise, stress, and pre-existing health conditions. 
Areas of training will include: 
  • Understanding and Managing Indoor Air Quality
    • History of Indoor Air Quality
    • Air Contaminants
    • Types of Aerosols
    • Environmental Allergens
    • How Contaminants Affect the Body
    • How to Control Indoor Environments
    • Employee Complaints - “Sick Building Syndrome”
    • Conducting an IAQ Investigation 
  • Mold Awareness (The Buzz About Fuzz)
    • Regulatory Update
    • What is Mold and How Does it Start
    • How to Prevent Mold Growth
    • Remediation
    • (Cleanup) of Mold Contaminated Material

Environmental Regulatory Compliance Training
PTIO Application Preparation



Course Duration:  4 Hours

The Environmental Regulatory Review Training Seminar will provide those students with a general overview of the major federal and state environmental laws and regulations.  The training program is designed to educate and inform students on those applicable environmental regulations that are typically encountered at a manufacturing facility.  At the completion of the course students will have gained a basic knowledge and understanding of the major environmental regulations and how those regulations can affect them and their employer.  Students will receive a Course Manual and their Employee Certificate.   

I.          The Clean Water Act (CWA)

II.          The Clean Air Act (CAA)

III.         The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

IV.        Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)

V.         Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

VI.        Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) / Superfund

VII.       Spill, Releases, and Reporting Requirements

VIII.      Inspections, Enforcement, and Liability