Hazcom - Monday, October 20, 2014 AM SESSION
The purpose of this hazard communication training course is to update attendees on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) changes to Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM) regulations pertaining to the uniformity of hazardous materials labeling and the development of materials safety data sheets. The learning objectives of this course are to: (1) present the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Hazard Communication Standards; (2) describe the basic elements of the Hazard Communications Program; (3) discuss the nature of chemical hazards and the types of exposures they present; (4) list the information required on each of the four types of hazardous chemical containers; (5) describe the required sections of a Material Safety Data Sheet; and (6) identify the basic requirements of the hazard communication training program.
Laboratory Safety - Monday, October 20, 2014 PM SESSION
This class will provide an overview of laboratory safety requirements, and is required for all laboratory personnel. Topics of discussion include: the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safely with chemicals, the use of MSDSs, procedures for disposing of hazardous chemical waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory. The course objectives are to explain regulated wastes in the laboratory setting and to provide simple, less expensive methods for handling wastes. Course contents include: hazardous waste definitions and regulatory environment; chemical waste disposal and spill cleanup procedures; chemical waste storage and segregation guidelines; and waste minimization and drain disposal.
Asbestos Awareness - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 AM SESSION
Maintenance, custodial as well as individuals who run cable and phone wiring may encounter or come into contact with asbestos containing material (ACM) while working. The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) require these employees and contractors receive two hours of asbestos awareness training. Awareness training is intended to provide information on how to recognize suspect ACM, safely work around asbestos, and how to facilitate appropriate reactions to damaged material. NOTE: This two-hour training course is NOT designed to provide certification for an individual to disturb, remove, clean-up, encapsulate, sample, or perform any other activities associated with asbestos management.
Waste Disposal - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 PM SESSION
This course for HBCU personnel is designed to meet the EPA and state training requirements for those facilities that generate hazardous waste. It is specifically designed for exempted and small quantity generators of hazardous waste with emphasis’s on RCRA regulations for labeling, handling, storing and final disposing of RCRA waste. State and federal regulations will be reviewed with emphasis on current developments, reauthorizations, proposed regulatory changes and their impacts, specific and/or precedential cases affecting HBCUs as generators.
Emergency Response on University Campus - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 AM SESSION
This course is designed for anyone who may discover an unplanned release of a hazardous material within the workplace. It will provide attendees with the skills needed to manage or respond to a hazardous materials incident at either an awareness or operations level. Course topics include: (1) Hazardous Materials Regulations and Standards; (2) Recognition and Identification of Hazardous Materials; (3) the Use of Personal Protective Equipment; and (4) Contingency Planning.
Indoor Air Quality - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 PM SESSION
This course refers to the nature of the air that circulates throughout the building where we work and live. We will cover topics such as Sick Building Syndrome, Building Related Illness, Mold and Factors Affecting Indoor Air Quality.