Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 Regulatory Overview Workshop - EH&S Compliance Training

The 2012 Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Regulatory Overview Workshop has been scheduled for May 1-3, 2012 in Bloomington, MN. The course is sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the AHMP.

The workshop is open to all EH&S professionals who wish to update and expand their knowledge of regulations, regulatory programs relating to environmental, health and safety compliance and the management of hazardous materials, even if they do not intend to become a CHMM.

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Course Content
Course Introduction
• Course purpose and structure
• Resources: access to information

Federal Statutes Overview
• A brief history
• Perspective
• Fit the pieces together

Liability and Compliance
• Laws & jurisdictions
• Types of torts
• Negligence

Clean Water Act
• Goals & objectives
• Wastewater standards & enforcement
• Oil spill control
• Storm water management

Clean Air Act
• New source review standards
• National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
• Non-attainment areas
• Risk Management Plans (RMP)

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
• Pre-Manufacturing Notice (PMN)
• Significant New Use Rule
• Cradle to grave responsibility

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
• Reportable quantities
• Notifications
• National Contingency Plan
• Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
• Who is responsible and who pays
• De-listing

Community Right-to-Know (SARA Title III - EPCRA)
• Community Emergency Planning
• Threshold quantities, EHS
• Toxic Release Inventory reports

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
• Importance of basic knowledge
• Physical and chemical properties
• Nomenclature & properties of organic compounds

• Dose response
• Measures of effects
• Exposure assumptions

• Geology basics
• Hydrogeology
• Groundwater contaminant flow
• Monitoring wells

Radiation Principles for Hazardous Materials Managers
• Alpha, Beta & Gamma Radiation
• Units of measure
• Transportation
• Means of protection

• Types of Asbestos
• Health effects
• Regulatory requirements

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
• Types of products included
• Applicator certification
• Worker protection rules

Hazardous Materials Transportation
• DOT regulations
• Hazardous materials versus hazardous waste
• Hazard classifications
• Container requirements

• General Safety
• Hazard communication
• Process safety

Accident Scenario
• Sample incident
• Incident Command System
• Roles of responders
• Proper preparation

Environmental Management Systems
• History of EMS
• ISO-14001 Standard
• Application to OSHA & HazMat

Environmental Considerations in Real Estate/ Due Diligence Assessments
• Phase I assessments
• Phase II investigations
• Voluntary cleanup letters of assurance

Underground Storage Tanks
• Leak prevention
• Detection of leaks
• Response
• Petroleum and hazardous substances vs. hazardous waste

Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
• Regulated hazardous waste
• Generators & transporters
• Permitted treatment, storage & disposal facilities

Waste Analysis
• Waste stream identification
• Sampling methods
• The TCLP analysis
• Waste analysis plans for TSDs

Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies
• Physical methods, chemical methods & biological methods
• Evaluation and selection

Waste Reduction/Minimization and Pollution Prevention
• Regulations that apply
• Definitions
• Best Practices

Compliance Audits
• Auditing processes
• Auditor qualifications
• Liability management
• Best practices

Motivation of Employees with Respect to Environmental Matters
• Defining motivation & Incentives
• Practical tools & methods

CHMM Code of Ethics
• What it covers
• How it applies to you

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