HAZWOPER Courses


40-Hour HAZWOPER: Certification Program

All employees working in uncontrolled hazardous waste operations mandated by the government are required to receive OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations/Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER). Our 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification Course is designed to comply with OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120. It provides five days of comprehensive coverage of health and safety issues faced by individuals working on and around hazardous waste sites and clean-up operations. The course includes demonstrations and hands-on use of respirators, personal protective clothing, monitoring equipment, chemical hazards, MSDS forms, NIOSH and DOT guidebooks, and labeling systems, as well as First Aid and CPR Certifications.

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs). 

Note: Per 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i), OSHA requires that anyone completing the HAZWOPER 40 Hour Certification Course receive a minimum 3 days of field experience from their employer under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor. It is up to the individual student, and their employer, to ensure that they obtain the required site-specific field experience, as each job site is unique and can present different hazards and/or equipment requirements.


24-Hour HAZWOPER: Certification Program

The 24 Hour HAZWOPER Certification Course is designed to comply with OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120. It provides three days of comprehensive coverage of health and safety issues faced by individuals working on and around hazardous waste sites and clean-up operations. The course includes demonstrations and hands-on use of respirators, personal protective clothing, monitoring equipment, chemical hazards, MSDS forms, NIOSH and DOT guidebooks, and labeling systems. 

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs). 


8 Hour HAZWOPER: Annual Refresher Course (ARC)

This course is designed to fulfill the annual “refresher” requirement of the 24-hour and 40-hour HAZWOPER certification programs. The course reviews the initial HAZWOPER training and addresses new developments by regulatory agencies. Special attention is given to OSHA’s Local Emphasis Program and various practical work environment exposure scenarios.

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs). 


8 Hour HAZWOPER: Emergency Response Training

Designed for Staff personnel designated as Operations Level Emergency Responders under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q). This 8-Hour Program addresses standard/site specific response plans, toxicology, air monitoring, hazard recognition, respiratory protection, and emergency response actions. This course fulfills the 8 Hour HAZWOPER annual refresher requirement.

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs).  


8-Hour HAZWOPER: Management and Supervisor Course

OSHA HAZWOPER regulations require that management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations shall receive (in addition to their 40 hours of initial training) “…at least eight additional hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment on such topics as, but not limited to, the employer’s safety and health program and the associated employee training program, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.” EBI’s HAZWOPER Management & Supervisor Course is designed to enable managers/supervisors to more effectively manage and maintain hazardous waste programs and site operation by focusing on the manager/supervisor’s obligations and responsibilities for ensuring that a worksite meets OSHA’s health and safety plan requirements, hazard recognition, employee training, medical surveillance, and emergency response/site control requirements. This course fulfills the 8 Hour HAZWOPER annual refresher requirement.

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs).  


Regulatory & Compliance 


10-Hour OSHA Outreach Programs: General Industry & Construction

The two day 10-Hour General Industry and Construction Certification Programs are an excellent way to ensure your company’s health and safety. Directed by the Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) under its Outreach Program, these courses provide training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Attendees receive a certificate and official card from the U.S. Department of Labor upon successful completion of the course.

  • OSHA 10 Hour: General Industry: OSHA recommended as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers per 29 CFR 1910, the 10 Hour General Industry (G.I.) is quickly becoming standard best management practice for many companies. The G.I. program presents a broad variety of industrial health & safety topics for everyone from office employees to line workers and tradesmen.
  • OSHA 10 Hour: Construction: Designed specifically for the Construction industry, there are an increasing number of mandates requiring construction workers to complete OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course prior to access to key construction projects. Affected cities and states already include Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Missouri, and Nevada.

DOT: Hazardous Material Transportation Training

The Hazardous Material Transportation Training course is fast paced and covers the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) requirements for shipping hazardous waste using a hazardous waste manifest. The course includes the identification and classification of hazardous waste per EPA/DEP, identification and classification of hazardous waste as DOT hazardous materials and/or as a DOT hazardous substance, labeling and marking, packaging, manifest requirements, placarding, and security planning. This course meets DOT’s triennial training requirements as it relates to shipping hazardous waste. 

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs).  


DOT-RCRA HAZMAT: Transportation of Hazardous Materials Course

This course was designed to meet HM-126F and 181F Training requirements for employees that handle, prepare shipping papers for, or transport hazardous materials and hazardous waste. Participants review the important concepts, regulations and procedures required for compliance with hazardous waste and hazardous materials transport, and undertake practical exercises to gain competency in classifying hazardous waste and the preparation of shipping papers. This course meets the triennial/biennial refresher requirements of 49 CFR 172.704 and 49 CFR 100-177.   

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs).  


IATA-ICAO: Dangerous Goods (HAZ mat) transportation training Course

This Dangerous Goods Training course is fast paced and covers the international recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods as set forth by the United Nations as they pertain to safely transporting dangerous goods by aircraft. Attendees will learn to distinguish between ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and IATA (International Air Transport Association) and determine proper identification and classification along with packing, labeling, marking and preparing Shipper's Declarations.      


American Heart Association: First Aid, CPR/AED Certification

The CPR/FA/AED training course is certified by the American Heart Association. During the session, each participant will have an opportunity to perform exercises in administering basic adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques, and CPR using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The First Aid (FA) portion of the training will provide instruction on proper response to shock, bleeding, fractures, burns, and other medical emergencies. Documentation from the American Heart Association will be provided for each participant upon successful completion of the training. 

*This course is Mass DEP approved for Wastewater Training Contact Hours (TCHs).  


Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Exam Prep Course

As of August 8, 2012, every UST system operating in the Commonwealth of MA is required to have at least one Mass DEP Certified Class A, B, and C Operator. This course was designed to prepare individuals for the DEP’s online examination that is required for all Class A, B or A/B operators. Our course highlights the essential topics and provides the necessary tools and materials to facilitate quick reference or acquisition of information during the exam process. Test strategy and sample questions give participants an additional edge going into this very difficult exam. 

Note: Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations were updated in 2015 and include many new requirements!  Learn how the new regulations alter the rules of the original 2005 Energy Policy Act and 1988 UST regulations, and how they impact you! 


Wastewater Operator


Wastewater Operator: Licensing Exam Preparation Course

Offered in a three or six-day format, the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Exam Prep Course (IWWTPO) is designed to prepare students for the State of Massachusetts Industrial Wastewater Operators Grade 1 and/or 2 exams (preparation for Grade 3, 4 Industrial as well as Grade 5, 6 combined is also available). Topics include math, chemistry, process control, maintenance, metal precipitation, and various other treatment processes. 

*Already a licensed operator?  Use this course to obtain 10 Technical Training Contact Hours! 


Wastewater Operator: Correspondence Course

Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, EBI’s Wastewater Operator Correspondence Course is designed to provide wastewater operators a simple and convenient way to obtain the technical continuing education credits they need for biennial re-licensing. Available in 10 or 20 Training Contact Hour (TCH) formats. 


Wastewater Operator: Safety Course

Wastewater Treatment Plant operators are exposed to numerous safety hazards!

The Wastewater Operator Safety Course was developed to address specific hazards associated with wastewater treatment plant operations. Its focus is engineering and work practice controls, hazard awareness, and personal protective equipment specific to wastewater operators. This course qualifies for (4) Training Contact Hours (TCH). 


Metering Pump Repair and Rebuilding

Designed to help fulfill biennial TCH requirements, this class gives wastewater operators hands on experience in liquid end metering pump repair and rebuilding, as well as troubleshooting techniques. This course qualifies for up to (4) Training Contact Hours (TCH). 


Operations and Maintenance Manual Review

Designed to help fulfill biennial TCH requirements, this course reviews the contents of the pretreatment operation and maintenance manual as required by 314 CMR 12. This course qualifies for up to (4) Training Contact Hours (TCH). 


Pre-Treatment System Maintenance

What should you do to assure your pretreatment system is operating to its peak performance? This class discusses predictive and preventative maintenance procedures, and is designed to help fulfill biennial TCH requirements. This course qualifies for up to (4) Training Contact Hours (TCH). 


Municipal Wastewater Treatment with POTW Tour

A classroom overview of municipal wastewater treatment plant operations followed by a scheduled local POTW site tour. This course can be arranged by special request and qualifies for up to (6) Training Contact Hours (TCH). 


Health & Safety Training 


Radio-Frequency, Electro-Magnetic Energy (RF-EME): Safety Training

This four-hour training session is designed for individuals in the telecom industry, and those who work around high power antennas and communications equipment on commercial rooftops and buildings. Affected individuals may include inspectors, building facilities and maintenance workers, commercial roofers, HVAC employees and tower workers.


Confined Space Entry

This 2 ½ hour training session is designed to train and prepare individuals for Confined Space Entry. Topics include purpose and identification, definitions, responsibilities, permits, atmospheres/testing, and rescue services among others. Hands on exercises and drills can be arranged. 


Respirator Fit Testing

If you or your company is subject to the requirements of a formal Respirator Program, EBI can provide the required qualitative or quantitative respirator fit testing onsite at your convenience. 


Custom On-Site Courses

(ie: on-site, client dictated date & time, client input on curriculum)

Custom courses can be selected/put together from our list of Health & Safety topics (see “custom training options”).  Individual topics can be delivered individually, or in any number/combination. HAZWOPER courses provide the most flexibility with topics choices. OSHA 10 Hr. Outreach is mostly structured, but does allow a few “electives” from a restricted topic list.  Hands on exercises, drills, audits, site walk-throughs, etc. can all be integrated into most courses if desired. 


Making the Transition from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 (Half-Day)

This class will explore why ISO decided to revise all of the management systems to a new harmonized high-level structure and compare the structure of the old system to the revised 2015 version (Crosswalk Provided).  It will address creating a transition plan to make the change. Do you also have ISO 9001:2008 making the transition to ISO 9001:2015?  What information has your registrar sent you regarding the transition? We will cover performing your own gap assessment and approaches to convincing your registrar that the transition is adequately planned.   Course also addresses using ISO 14001:2015 to manage environmental compliance with some components from ISO 19600:2014 compliance management system. “Getting Started Kit” provided.


Making ISO 14001:2015 Work Effectively in Your Organization (Half-Day)

Companies could take the morning course and come back in the afternoon for a reduced (10% savings) fee (Companies could take only the afternoon session if they have already committed to a transition).

This course will help you determine the internal and external context and the interests of the “interested parties” (stakeholders) and requirements for the leader’s accountability for the program. We will focus on conducting an uncertainty assessment to determine the significant opportunities and threats from Clause 4 (6.1.1) as well as using using the same process to determine the significant aspects (6.1.2). We also cover determining the compliance obligations (6.1.3) and creating an action plan (6.1.4 and 6.2). Other topics include changes – especially Documented Information (7.5), life cycle perspective (8.1), Monitoring & Measurement, Evaluation of Compliance; Internal Audit, and Management Review, Nonconformity and Corrective Action, and Requirement to Continually Improve (10.3).


Introducing ISO 45001:2016 Health and Safety Management System (Half-Day)

ISO drafting process to release this document in the Fall of 2016 – Replacing OHSAS 18001:2007. This course will cover comparing the structure of OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO FDIS 45001 (Crosswalk Provided) and getting an early start on your transition plan to convert to ISO 45001:2016. If you only have a Health & Safety compliance program – what are the advantages of using ISO 45001 to manage your effort. Using ISO 19600:2014 Compliance Management System Standard to create a better fit between your compliance and the use of an oversight ISO 45001:2016. If you are registered to OHSAS 18001:2007 – what has your registrar sent you regarding the upcoming change and transition? We will also talk about ability to coordinate with the harmonized ISO 14001:2015 and coordinating with an OSHA VPP Program and ANSI Z-10 management system. “Getting Started Kit” provided. 


Using the ISO 19600:2014 Compliance Guidance to Improve Your Health & Safety Compliance Program (Half Day)

Afternoon of the Introducing ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management System.

Discussion on how best to accommodate the major changes:

Clause 4  – Determining the internal and external context and the interests of the “interested parties” (stakeholders), Compliance Obligations (4.5), Identification, analysis and evaluation of compliance risks (4.6)

Clause 5 -  Requirements for the leader’s accountability for the program and Roles, responsibilities and authorities

Clause 6 – Conducting an uncertainty assessment to determine the significant opportunities and threats from Clause 4 (6.1.1), Actions to address compliance risks (6.1), Compliance Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them (6.2)

Clause 7 – Compliance Support Activity – especially Documented Information (7.5)

Clause 8 – Operational Planning and Control; Establishing Controls and Procedures; Contractor Safety

Clause 9 – Monitoring & Measurement, Sources of Feedback on Compliance Performance, Compliance Reporting, Recordkeeping, Management Review

Clause 10 – Nonconformity and Corrective Action, Escalation, Requirement to Continually Improve (10.3)

ISO 45001:2016 – Crosswalk with the Health & Safety Management System

ISO 31000:2009 – Risk Management Guidance

 

In the fall, you can start the “Making ISO 45001:2016 Work Effectively in Your Organization