Environmental safety has become a high priority issue within the United States and among other countries around the world. Ensuring the safety of an environment is key to productivity and function in a work or research setting.
Environmental safety is the practice of policies and procedures that ensure that a surrounding environment, including work areas, laboratories or facilities, is free of dangers that could cause harm to a person working in those areas. A safe place to work is the key element of environmental safety.
|Certified Environmental Specialist||24||$299.00|
|Mold Inspector Certification||6||$459.00|
|RCRA 8 Hour Refresher||8*||$99.00|
|The Clean Air Act||2*||$045.00|
|Emergency Planning Community and Right to Know Act||3*||$75.00|
|CDOT – Stormwater Management During Construction||8*||$95.00|
|Stormwater Discharges and Permits in Construction||2*||$90.00|
|Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure||2*||$45.00|
|Spill Prevention and Release Reporting||2*||$45.00|
|Identifying Your Hazardous Wastes||4*||$95.00|
|Legal Liabilities of Asbestos Inspectors||2*||$45.00|
|Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace||1||$20.00|
|* Indicate course duration. The course is not for credit hours|
Certified Environmental Specialist
Professionals working in the safety and environmental fields who wish to enhance their knowledge and credentials about health hazards in a wide variety of settings should opt for this Certified Environmental Specialist course. Understanding and application of environmental compliance is fundamental in the workplace for those professionals that work on projects that can pose a potential danger to the public or environment.
This course gives a detailed overview of EPA regulations relating to hazardous waste such as CAA – Clean Air Act, CWA – Clean Water Act, SPCC – Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure, RCRA – Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, EPCRA – Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, TSCA – Toxic Substances Control Act, and CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
This course provides updated knowledge of environmental and public safety and EPA regulations. Upon successful completion, you will be able to put into practice the information that is obtained from this training. A certificate of completion will be available for you to print at the end of this course.
Mold Inspector Certification
Those employees who wish to undertake the Mold Inspector Certification Course do so in the intention to become capable of analyzing the level of hazard and how to treat it. Also, to gain knowledge of the measures that can be taken to prevent the growth and spread of mold. The occurrence of dampness or decay means that there is a presence of mold which can be a great health hazard. It can cause respiratory issues, eye irritation, sinus congestion, rashes or allergic reactions due to exposure. Allowing the fungi to grow out of control will eventually lead in to the building being condemned.
The knowledge gained from the Mold Inspector Certification will have both residential and commercial applications. This course covers detailed topics about the following:
- How to inspect each area of a building or house
- Tools and protective equipment used in inspections
- Mold sampling and testing methods
- Lab results interpretations
Once the Mold Inspector Certification course is complete, a certificate can be accessed to print from your computer.
RCRA 8 Hour Refresher – $99
This course is designed for Environmental Professionals who want to maximize their compliance efforts for safety in the workplace. We will cover the various types of hazardous waste that may occur at work sites and suggest precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate these hazards. Throughout the course, we will examine the federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the role of the individual states in controlling hazardous wastes. We will learn how to comply with the RCRA program, which the EPA has developed to manage hazardous wastes from cradle to grave, i.e., from the time it is generated to its ultimate disposal.
The Clean Air Act – $45
The Clean Air Act describes the legislative history regarding the reduction of atmospheric pollution. The United States Congress first passed the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955, then the Clean Air Act in 1963, followed by amendments in 1966, the Clean Air Act Extension in 1970, and further amendments in 1977 and 1990. This course discusses the goals and importance of the Clean Air Act through its legislative history. Amendments have been implemented to these Acts, especially the 1990 Amendments which are covered in great detail in this course. This course also covers how the Clean Air Act is designed to protect people and how well that goal has been accomplished. In addition, the course describes the purpose and requirements of the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program and the Title V permit program. The course ends with the Clear Skies Legislation which was proposed to reduce power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), and mercury.
Emergency Planning Community and Right to Know Act – $75
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) are designed to help federal, state, local authority and community to effectively prepare for and respond to chemical accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances. This course covers in detail the background, purpose, and requirements of CERCLA and EPCRA. It describes the initiatives and programs supported by the law. It prepares you to use Toxic Chemical Release Inventory analysis data, follow all reporting requirements, and identify liabilities for reporting requirement violations.
CDOT – Stormwater Management During Construction – $95
Stormwater Management During Construction is a certification course for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Erosion Control Supervisor (ECS). This program has been developed for the Erosion Control Supervisor responsible for proper installation, maintenance and inspection of Best Managment Practices (BMPs for the control of erosion and sedimentation at construction sites. The program covers:
- Colorado Stormwater requirements and permitting
- Erosion and Sedimmentation at construction site
- Types of Best Management Practices for specific situations to control erosion and sedimentation
- Installation requirements for construction site
- Inspecting and maintaining construction sites
Stormwater Discharges and Permits in Construction – $90
This course covers federal and state regulations to control and prevent stormwater discharge. Stormwater discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Federal and state storm water regulations require industrial facilities to take steps to prevent storm water pollution. All stormwater permits require the development and implementation of minimum control measures (for MS4 stormwater permits) and best management practices (for industrial stormwater permits). Consequently, this course also discusses procedures required for NPDES permit and pollution prevention plans.
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure – $45
This course provides an in-depth review of the federal requirements for SPCC plans and a complete analysis of the development of SPCC rules and regulations. Development of SPCC plans requires detailed knowledge of the facility and the potential effects of any oil spill. This course provides information about the current SCPP regulations, contingency plans, facility response plans, and reporting requirements to help prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines.
Spill Prevention and Release Reporting – $45
This course presents an in-depth view of the federal requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. It also provides a complete analysis of the development of SPCC rules and regulations. Development of SPCC plans requires detailed knowledge of the facility and the potential effects of any oil spill. Thus, this course includes such information as the current SPCC regulations, contingency plans, facility response plan, and reporting requirements to help prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines.
Identifying Your Hazardous Wastes
Identifying hazardous wastes according to RCRA regulations helps environmental professionals to determine how the waste must be managed. This course covers identification of hazardous wastes, characteristics of hazardous wastes, and universal and miscellaneous wastes according to RCRA regulations. This course also discussed discarded material and excluded hazardous wastes in details. Apart from RCRA regulations, this course also covers Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations in details. A major objective of TSCA is to characterize and evaluate the risks posed by a chemical to humans and the environment before the chemical is introduced into commerce.
Legal Liabilities of Asbestos Inspectors – $45
Inspectors face liability and litigation due to the critical role they play in the asbestos management process. The inspection report is an integral part of the management plan and is the basis for all subsequent actions taken by the school.
The inspection report provides guidance for the following:
-The development of operations and maintenance strategies
-The determination of response actions
If the inspector fails to document an area of asbestos-containing material in the school or if the inspector improperly assesses the condition of the asbestos-containing material and the building owner is sued, the inspector would almost certainly become involved in asbestos litigation.
During this lesson, we will review liability issues and the basic concepts involved with insurance and bonding for professionals performing asbestos inspections.
Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace – $20
Asbestos is a substance that has been used for centuries. Its heat-resistant properties make it almost indestructible; due to this property, asbestos have been widely used in the construction industry, especially for pipe and boiler insulation. Before 1973, asbestos was sprayed onto different surfaces for fire protection purposes, but this practice was banned due to the hazardous nature of asbestos. Furthermore, it is no longer used for insulating pipes and boilers. However, asbestos can still be found in many older buildings. Those who work in construction, repair, demolition and renovations are at a greater risk of contracting asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. There is no safe level for exposure to asbestos. This course introduces the students to the hazards of asbestos in the workplace and provides information about the measures that must be taken in order to minimize the effects of exposure to asbestos.