Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility Personnel Training

Description: The course begins with a discussion of regulations, then focuses on developing the hazard recognition skills of the participants. Following technical presentations, students are given hands-on opportunities to use PPE, SCBAs and APRs, and monitoring equipment. Methods of hazard control are presented and participants apply these in hands-on practice sessions. A brief overview is […]

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Description:

The course begins with a discussion of regulations, then focuses on developing the hazard recognition skills of the participants. Following technical presentations, students are given hands-on opportunities to use PPE, SCBAs and APRs, and monitoring equipment. Methods of hazard control are presented and participants apply these in hands-on practice sessions. A brief overview is presented in the last module.

Target Population:

This program is intended to meet the requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Final Rule (1910.120) for TSD workers who may be exposed to hazardous materials . Personnel required to receive initial TSD training.

Training Provider: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Instructor Qualifications:

For the classroom sessions, two instructors who possess extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of hazardous waste handling, emergency response, health safety, toxicology and industrial hygiene and regulations are required. Teaching ability including skills in conducting interactive lecture/discussions and small group activities is also necessary.

Languages: English
Open enrollment: Yes
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 24
Credits: N/A

OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Know basic information about governmental agencies and regulations that are relevant to trainees’ jobs at treatment, storage, or disposal facilities.
  • Recognize the potential hazards on the job.
  • Understand basic chemical properties, toxicology, and hazard identification systems.
  • Understand basic hazard control information including respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, and decontamination methods.
  • Describe elements of an emergency response plan.

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Introductory exercise
  • Training Program Content

Chapter 2: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Pyramid of Health and Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • More Specific OSHA Regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act(OSHA)
  • Other regulations
  • Small-Group Exercise

Chapter 3: HAZARD RECOGNITION-BASIC CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

  • Case Study.
  • Chemical Reactions.
  • Chemical and Physical Properties.
  • Fire Triangle and Fire Tetrahedron.
  • Explosive Limits.
  • Radioactivity.
  • More Specific OSHA Regulations.

Chapter 4: HAZARD RECOGNITION-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Types of Hazards
  • Recognizing Hazards : Labels, Placards, Symbols, and Markings
  • Recognizing Chemical Hazards­ Documentation
  • Recognizing Physical and Safety Hazards

Chapter 5: HEALTH HAZARD RECOGNITION-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Factors that Influence the Body’s Response to Exposure.
  • Acute and Chronic Effects.
  • Effects of Chemicals on the Body.
  • Medical Surveillance.

Chapter 6: HAZARD CONTROL-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Federal Regulations and Hazard Control.
  • Hazard Control Requirements for TSD Facilities
  • Administrative Controls.
  • Hazard Control Exercise #1
  • Hazard Control Exercise #2
  • Engineering Controls

Chapter 7: WORK PRACTICES-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Routine SOPs
  • Specific TSDF Work Practices­ Unload in g/Loading Procedures
  • Specific TSDF Work Practices-Drum Handling Procedures

Chapter 8: MONITORING-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Importance of Monitoring
  • Types of Air Monitoring
  • Uses of Monitoring Data
  • Monitoring Instruments
  • What Can Be Monitored in the Air?
  • Selecting Monitoring Equipment
  • Measures of Concentration
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Exposure Levels
  • Monitoring Exercise
  • Explosive Limits
  • Monitoring Lab

Chapter 9: RESPIRATORS-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Types of Respirators
  • Taking Care of Respirators
  • Respiratory Protection Factors
  • Minimum Requirements for a Respirator
  • Respirator Fit Program
  • Medical Fitness to Wear a Respirator
  • Sample Respirator Program
  • Facial Hair and Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection Lab

Chapter 10: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Regulations Requiring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Chemical-Protective Clothing (CPC)
  • Levels of PPE
  • Precautions When Wearing CPC
  • Precautions When Wearing Other PPE
  • Permeation
  • Inspection, Maintenance, and Storage of PPE
  • Exercise: Levels of PPE

Chapter 11: DECONTAMINATION-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Preplanning for Decontamination
  • Preventing Decontamination
  • When Decontamination May Be Required
  • Decontamination Methods

Chapter 12: EMERGENCY RESPONSE SOPS-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Relationship of RCRA and HAZWOPER
  • RCRA Requirements of a Contingency Plan
  • OSHA Requirements for an Emergency Response Plan
  • Non-Emergency Spill Control
  • Exercise: Using an Emergency Response Plan

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