Reporting Environmental Releases

TARGET POPULATION: Persons who may discover environmental releases or observe any violations. Personnel or community members who may discover environmental releases or observe dumping violations. Description: The training program covers basic hazard recognition, identification, reporting, and self-protection for individuals who may observe an event in the course of their work. Training Provider: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI […]

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TARGET POPULATION:

Persons who may discover environmental releases or observe any violations. Personnel or community members who may discover environmental releases or observe dumping violations.

Description:

The training program covers basic hazard recognition, identification, reporting, and self-protection for individuals who may observe an event in the course of their work.

Training Provider: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Instructor Qualifications: N/A
Languages: English
Open enrollment: Yes
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 4 hours
Credits: N/A
Prerequisites: N/A

Caveats:

This material has been copyrighted by the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training. A recipient of the materials other than the federal government may not reproduce it without the permission of the copyright owner. The materials was prepared for experienced instructors in the training of persons to recognize, identify, report, and self-protection for individuals who may observe the preliminary stages of an event. It does not provide the necessary hazard recognition and protective skills required to approach a drum or other container which may be hazardous.

Special Instructions: None

Grantee:

Linda Linda

Midwest Consortium
University of Cincinnati, Midwest Consortium
3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-1751
Email: alerdilr@ucmail.uc.edu

Carol Carol

Midwest Consortium
3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056
Cincinnati, OH 90095-1478
Phone: 513-558-1751
Fax: 513-558-1722
Email: alerdilr@ucmail.uc.edu

Course Owner

Midwest Consortium, Linda Alerding
Phone: 513-558-0528
Fax: 513-558-1722
Email: alerdilr@uc.edu

OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize hazardous materials and understand their risks.
  • Understand your role as the person who discovers a potential hazard.
  • Realize the need for other resources and learn where to get them.
  • Size up a scene.
  • Communicate to the responders.
  • Work within the local system.

CHAPTER 1: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Unsolved Mysteries Exercise
  • Examples From Your Exerperience
  • What Is a Hazardous Material?

CHAPTER 2: HAZARD RECOGNITION-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Hazard Recognition Introduction
  • Placards and Labels Exercise
  • Physical Hazards-Keeping a Safe Distance
  • Containers
  • Container Shapes Exercise
  • Biological Hazards
  • Reporting What You See
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Exercise–What’s Going on Here?
  • Labels and Placards

CHAPTER 3: HEALTH EFFECTS-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Health Effects: How, When, and Where ?
  • Health Effects After You Have Left the Scene
  • At the Scene
  • Health Effects Before You Leave the Scene

CHAPTER 4: RESOURCES-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Agencies
  • Legislation
  • Internet Web Pages

EXERCISE-INSTRUCTION FOR TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI) DATA SEARCH

  • General Information
  • Search Instructions
  • Internet Web Pages

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