Clarification and filtration processes, used for water and wastewater purification, are necessary to meet final effluent or drinking water standards. The following concepts will be covered in this course as they relate to clarification and filtration: design considerations such as surface loading rates; overflow rates; backwash rates; operating pressures; membrane pore size; operating principles; physical treatment and settling velocities; buoyancy and specific gravity; performance factors relative to influent; effluent; residuals; operational considerations; normal operation upsets; troubleshooting; chemical pretreatment and effluent quality; residuals relative to detention time; overflow rate; run-time; backwashing; and solids removal and handling procedures.
This course is designed for anyone dealing with permit required confined spaces including safety professionals, emergency personnel, firefighters, sanitary engineers, public works personnel, chemical workers, maintenance staff and waste water treatment employees.
This course teaches participants the regulations, procedures, and practices to work safely in spaces defined by OSHA as permit required confined spaces. This course is designed to teach the worker to recognize the spaces and their hazards, recognize the health effects of exposure, testing procedures for atmospheric monitoring, proper selection and use of PPE, and the duties and responsibilities for the confined space entrants, attendants and supervisors. Training meets OSHA29 CFR1910.146 standards. Topics include:
Recognizing Permit Space Hazards
Confined Space Entry/Permits
Protective Equipment for Entry
Duties of Entrant/Attendants/Supervisors
Hands on Training/Equipment Use. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Water treatment operators will benefit from this introductory course which will explore the uses of water, water sources, and the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water. Discussions will include an introduction to the Safe Drinking Water Act and a review of both Primary and Secondary Drinking Water regulations and the responsibilities of Operators. Topics will include: groundwater and surface water contamination, basic water treatment (disinfection, pH adjustment, etc.), chlorination technologies, and a review of basic math for use by the plant and distribution system operator. Transcript available.
This course meets the requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for eight hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, safety and health plans, hazardous chemicals, safety hazards, air monitoring, medical surveillance, site control, decontamination, personal protective equipment, and respiratory equipment. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Hypochlorites - sodium and calcium - are the most common form of disinfection used in water treatment. This course focuses on the properties, use, and feed equipment when using hypochlorite for disinfection. Operators will be introduced to the uses and properties of hypochlorites, chemical handling including safety, regulatory requirements, and feed equipment. Various mathematics principles will be addressed throughout the workshop including changing % concentrations, dosage/feed rates, chlorine demand/dose, and CT calculations. Transcript available.
"Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. This requires that a designated individual turns off and disconnects the machinery or equipment from its energy source(s) before performing service or maintenance, and that the authorized employee(s) either lock or tag the energy-isolating device(s) to prevent the release of hazardous energy and take steps to verify that the energy has been isolated effectively. This course addresses practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance or servicing activities are performed. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. OSHA recommends the 10-hour construction outreach training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job. Training topics include Introduction to OSHA; General Safety & Health Provisions; Electrical; Fall Protection; Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment;
Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal; Hand & Power Tools; Scaffolds,
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors; Excavations; Stairways & Ladders. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course Fee: $130
Material Fee: $120
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Joppa Hall, Rm. 021
Course Fee: $125
Material Fee: $125
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222
Preparation for Refrigerant Recovery Certification
Learn about the regulations, procedures and equipment that apply to refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification standards. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. The SDWA authorizes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to set national health-based standards for drinking water to protect against both naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Working together, federal agencies, state agencies and water system personnel make sure that these standards are met. This course will introduce water supply system personnel to the most recent SDWA revisions, including Maryland regulations, and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. Additionally, participants will review the 1996 amendments which greatly enhanced the existing law by recognizing source water protection, operator training, funding for water system improvements, and public information as important components of safe drinking water. Information about updated monitoring requirements, recordkeeping, emergency planning and response, and certification will be covered. Transcript available.
People in our workplaces talk about building the team, working as a team, and Ďmy teamí, but do they know how to be part of a successful team? Effective Team Building will help improve your teamís communication, connection, and effectiveness. Efforts will be directed toward problem solving, task effectiveness, and maximizing the use of all members' resources to achieve the team's purpose.
Operators will be introduced to the basic troubleshooting skills needed when a centrifugal pump shows signs of failure. The course includes a review of basic hydraulic terminology and component functionality. Additionally, a study of a typical pump curve and a discussion of water, brake and motor horsepower will provide the operator with a background in centrifugal pumps and their operating principles. Troubleshooting typical centrifugal pump problems based on given symptoms will be covered in detail. Transcript available.
Operators and grand-parented operators of water systems where wells are a source of supply should take this course. Topics to be covered include: groundwater hydrology; types of wells and drilling techniques; well pumps, motors, and control systems; well pump station design; operational strategies; well maintenance and rehabilitation; water quality monitoring; well troubleshooting; sanitary risks; and sanitary protection. Transcript available.