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Below are general course descriptions. WISE offers a wide variety of courses and with a minimum of 10 students, WISE may be able to conduct training at your site. Please call Tina at (775) 827-2717 for more details.
Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting Training Course-LRRP (8-hr) - EPA/HUD Model Renovator Course - (40 CFR Part 745) Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.
To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Until that time, EPA recommends that anyone performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools follow lead-safe work practices.
Asbestos Supervisor (40-hr) - This course offers practical instruction through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training. An overview of the successful asbestos abatement project includes project planning, work practices, protection of the worker, and project completion. The hands-on training activities focus on protective clothing, respirator inspection and fit testing, containment practices, construction of decontamination facilities, and glove bag procedures. This course meets OSHA Competent Person requirements. Added features include: equipment and supply check list, model respirator planning exercise, roofing abatement information industrial abatement information, and a lecture on supervising workers.
Asbestos Worker (32-hr) - This four-day AHERA course includes background information, health effects, work practices, personal hygiene practices, reparatory protection, medical monitoring and surveillance, air monitoring, review of regulations, insurance and liability and hands-on workshops.
Asbestos Inspector and Assessment (24-hr)- Topics covered in this 3-day course include: legal considerations, health effects, regulations, under standing building systems, inspecting, bulk sampling, assessing the condition, and report writing. Participants will also conduct an actual building inspection during a field exercise. Completing the course and passing the exam will make you a USEPA/AHERA accredited asbestos inspector.
Asbestos Management Planner (16-hr) (Prerequisite is Asbestos Inspector) - Specific topics covered in this two-day program include: understanding the survey results and the hazard assessment scheme, evaluation and selection of control options, operations and maintenance planning, assembling and submitting the management plan, cost estimations and financing abatement. You must become an accredited inspector before you can be accredited as a management planner.
Asbestos Designer - This course provides detailed instruction, demonstrations and a field exercise. A unique design laboratory session patterned after architectural and engineering school curricula combines lecture with hands-on experience.
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (16-hr)- This 16-hour course is designed to meet the OSHA and EPA requirements for those who work around asbestos and may need to do minor repairs and removal of asbestos-containing materials. The course topics include: potential health effects, a review of regulations, use of protective clothing and respirators, a discussion of safety issues, abatement options and methods, glovebag demonstration, emergency response activities, and minor abatement activities.
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher (8-hr) - This revised and updated course provides a review of important issues such as work practices, worker protection, and industrial abatement, and offers supervisors an opportunity to get together with others in the field to share experiences. Additionally, it provides an update on new equipment, procedures, and regulations (including the OSHA standard). The USEPA requires each asbestos abatement contractor to be accredited pursuant to the AHERA regulations, and it is required that each supervisor annually maintains this accreditation through additional training such as this course.
Asbestos Worker Refresher (8-hr) - This one-day refresher course provides information regarding changes in state and federal regulations and reviews key aspects of original training: work practices, potential health effects of asbestos exposure, personal protective equipment and safety hazards.
Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner Refresher (8-hr) - This one-day course is an annual refresher program for persons who have taken an EPA-approved Inspector/Management Planner Course. It helps individuals to expand their knowledge and meet the annual refresher training requirements of some state licensing and certification programs. It will also provide the required instructional update for those AHERA accredited inspectors and management planners who want to meet the annual EPA reaccredidation requirements. New information on federal & state regulations will be covered as well as updated information on bulk sampling, sample analysis, dust sampling and liability issues.
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Refresher (4-hr)- This half-day course is designed as a refresher and will review all major topics discussed in the 16-hour initial training course.
Hazardous Waste Refresher - This eight-hour refresher course is presented to provide workers and supervisors with an annual refresher course as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120. This course will review important materials related to: basic safety training, hazard communication program, respiratory protection, protective clothing, chemical hazards and awareness, and air monitoring equipment.
Lead Abatement Supervisor - This course incorporates the EPA Model Course materials and HUD guidelines. It will cover: Background on Lead, Sources of Environmental Lead Hazards, Lead Dust and Soil Standards, Affects of Lead in the System, Abatement Methods, Interim Controls, Soil Abatement, and Clearance Testing.