Course catalog

Amec Foster Wheeler is proud to offer a wide variety of Health & Safety related training. Below is a list of some of the courses we currently offer. Don't see what you are looking for? Our instructors will be glad to develop a customized course to meet your team's specific needs.

16-hour Lead Worker Initial

Abatement is any set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement work that is not conducted by a Certified Lead Abatement Worker under the supervision of a certified Lead Supervisor is subject to heavy fines by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Authorized State lead enforcement bodies.

This course is offered in-person, and provides the necessary training for workers who will be involved with lead abatement projects. Certified abatement firms must have certified Lead Abatement Workers on site who have completed lead abatement training & certification from an approved provider, and have registered and been approved by the EPA or Authorized State. Contractors performing abatement work must have at least one EPA or state certified Lead Abatement Supervisor directing the work, with the assistance of certified Lead Abatement Workers if required.

Training concludes with the required Lead Worker course certification exam.

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24-hour Hazardous Materials Emergency Response

Emergency Response personnel who control releases of hazardous materials at fixed facilities receive hands-on training that meets minimum OSHA training requirements for Hazmat Technicians. The course includes group exercises and classroom training in:

  • Incident command system
  • Spill control measures
  • Medical surveillance
  • Emergency response plans
  • Critique and termination procedures
  • Hazard and risk assessment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Air monitoring equipment
  • Decontamination procedures

Note: This course requires a medical clearance for the wearing of PPE. Click here for more details. Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification

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24-hour Lead Inspector - Initial Training

This Oregon Health Authority and EPA certified 3-day course meets the requirements of EPA TSCA Title X and 40 CFR 745, HUD 24 CFR 35 and OAR 333-068. There are both environmental and workplace safety regulations for working with lead paint. This course addresses environmental regulations. (For worker safety and health requirements, see our lead OSHA/OR Lead Construction Health & Safety course.) The EPA model curriculum for this course covers the lead-based paint (LBP) protocols and focuses on all aspects of a Lead Inspector’s duties including a surface-by-surface inspection for detecting lead based paint; lead health hazards; regulations covering a lead inspection in paint and soil, preparation of a report, lead abatement and interim control clearance testing.

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32 hour Lead Supervisor

This Oregon Health Authority and EPA certified 4 day course meets the requirements of EPA TSCA Title X and 40 CFR 745, HUD 24 CFR 35 and OAR 333-06 for lead paint abatement supervisor training. There are both environmental and workplace safety regulations for working with lead paint. This course addresses environmental regulations for lead paint abatement. (For worker safety and health requirements, see our lead OSHA/OR Lead Construction Health & Safety course.)  The EPA model curriculum for this course reviews all aspects of a Lead Supervisor’s duties including lead health hazards; regulations covering lead abatement procedures in paint and soil, and requirements for lead clearance testing.

After successful completion, attendees need to submit an application and fee to Oregon Health Authority and make arrangements to take and pass their state exam in order to receive their Oregon State certification card.

PREREQUISITE: One year of experience as a certified lead-based paint abatement worker; or at least two years of experience in a related field (e.g., lead, asbestos, or environmental remediation work) or in the building trades. REFRESHER: An 8 hour refresher course is required every 5 years thereafter to maintain certification.

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4-Hour Asbestos, Lead, and Silica Awareness

This 4-hour course is designed to meet the training requirements for lead training during construction activities for lead found in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 and WAC 296-155-176 as well as asbestos awareness training found in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 and WAC 296-62-07722. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just released their silica standard under 29 CFR 1926.1153 with required controls similar to those of lead and asbestos. The following topics are covered for asbestos, lead, and silica in this 4-hour course: health effects, history and uses; written program requirements; exposure assessments; operations with potential exposures; work area signage; engineering controls, and work practices; PPE; respiratory protection; medical monitoring; and medical surveillance and removal. Note: Students will receive a certificate of training showing that they meet the training requirements for asbestos, lead, and silica based on current regulations.

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40-hour Health and Safety (Formerly HAZWOPER - EPA 165.5)

This course allows safety, health and environmental personnel, heavy equipment operators, technicians, and others involved with investigation and remediation of hazardous waste sites and facilities to meet OSHA’s training requirements. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion from the EPA Office of Emergency and Remedial Response. The course includes Level A/B hands-on exercises and classroom training in:

  • Hazard identification
  • Chemical hazards
  • Safety hazards
  • Radiation hazards
  • Medical surveillance
  • Monitoring instruments
  • Respiratory protection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Site layout and decontamination
  • Temperature hazards
  • Confined space hazards
  • Spill control
  • Site safety plans

Note: This course requires a medical clearance for the wearing of PPE. Click here for more details. Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification.

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8-hour HazMat / HAZWOPER / Emergency Response Annual Refresher

This course meets the OSHA requirement for annual refresher training for those who have taken the following classes:

  • 40-Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations
  • 40-Hour Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • 24-Hour Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
  • First Responder Awareness and Operations

Designed for emergency responders as well as hazardous waste staff, heavy equipment operators, hydrogeologists, engineers, safety officers and others involved in cleanup of hazardous waste sites, this course reviews:

  • Site hazard recognition and identification
  • Levels of protection
  • Site safety plan evaluation
  • Site characterization
  • Air monitoring techniques
  • Health hazard monitoring
  • Regulatory agency updates
  • ER plans and team responsibilities
  • Incident and response critique
  • Debriefing techniques
  • Site control
  • Decontamination

Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification

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8-hour Lead Inspector/Assessor Refresher

The Lead Inspector/Assessor refresher training provides information for individuals who perform lead-based paint inspections and/or clearance examinations on abatement and renovation projects.

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8-hour Lead Worker/Supervisor Refresher

This refresher course is designed to re-certify those individuals who are certified as Lead Workers to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards.

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AHERA Building Inspector for Asbestos Refresher

This is the required annual refresher for AHERA Building Inspectors. Students taking this class will receive a comprehensive overview of EPA protocols required for conducting asbestos building surveys in the United States. The course covers “what’s new” in the asbestos abatement industry and provides an annual update on regulatory trends and changes.

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AHERA Initial Building Inspector for Asbestos

The initial 3-day AHERA Building Inspector Course provides a comprehensive overview of suspect asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) and the EPA-required protocols for conducting asbestos surveys. This course will cover:

  • How to recognize suspect ACBMs
  • The AHERA protocols for ACBMs:

    • Inspection
    • Sampling
    • Categorizing
    • Assessing, and
    • Documenting

This course is required for those who collect building material samples or conduct asbestos inspections in most building types throughout the United States. EPA regulations require asbestos surveys to be conducted for most building types, prior to renovation or demolition impacts, and to provide notifications. Since 1996, OSHA regulations require most US buildings owners to conduct asbestos surveys of their properties, to provide notifications, and to train employees on managing in-place ACBMs. For buildings constructed before 1981, OSHA requires that fireproofing, popcorn ceilings, pipe and boiler insulation, flooring and other common building materials be managed as though they contain asbestos, until proven otherwise through an AHERA-compliant inspection process that involves bulk sampling and laboratory analysis. Only AHERA-accredited inspectors may collect bulk samples for asbestos testing and conduct asbestos inspections in the United States.

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Asbestos Awareness

This is the annual refresher training required for workers who have had the 16-hour Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Training course. Students will review the requirements of Asbestos Operations and Maintenance. Regulatory updates and ongoing issues will be presented and discussed.

This course meets EPA and OSHA requirements for custodial, maintenance, or Class IV asbestos workers performing operations that may involve contact, but not disturbance of ACM, including clean up of existing ACM debris. Topics include:

  • Background on asbestos
  • Health effects
  • Recognizing ACM
  • Reporting ACM damage
  • Responding to fiber release episodes.

In US schools falling under AHERA, school districts are required to train new custodial hires within 60 days of employment, if contact with is asbestos is likely, during assigned duties like buffing and stripping vinyl asbestos floor tiles.

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Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Worker Initial

This 2-day hands-on course meets OSHA and EPA requirements for employees who may contact and disturb asbestos-containing materials (ACM) during routine building maintenance activities. This course will cover:

  • Background on asbestos
  • Health effects
  • Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Maintenance-specific response options
  • Safety and appropriate work practices

Participants will learn how to:

  • Clean up ACM debris
  • Perform minor repairs
  • Conduct limited removal procedures

Demonstrations include: repairing ACM, glove-bag use, mini-enclosure construction and operations, respirator use, personnel and equipment decontamination, and waste handling.

Complies with EPA asbestos O & M training, and OSHA Class III & IV asbestos training.

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Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Worker Refresher

This is the annual refresher training required for workers who have had the 16-hour Asbestos Operations and

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Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

This Washington State Certified 8-hour course meets the requirements of EPA 40 CFR 763, OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 and WAC 296-65 for individuals currently certified in Washington State to supervise asbestos abatement projects or oversee asbestos workers. The course includes review of the content in the 40-Hour Asbestos Supervisor course including, administrative program oversite, selecting and setting-up engineering controls, conducting air monitoring, and management of supplied air breathing systems. Certification license cards are issued from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. If within the refresher period, the course fee is $250, which includes the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries $65 individual license card fee.

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Asbestos Supervisor Refresher + Retest

This Washington State Certified 8-hour course meets the requirements of EPA 40 CFR 763, OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 and WAC 296-65 for individuals currently certified in Washington State to supervise asbestos abatement projects or oversee asbestos workers. The course includes review of the content in the 40-Hour Asbestos Supervisor course including, administrative program oversite, selecting and setting-up engineering controls, conducting air monitoring, and management of supplied air breathing systems. Certification license cards are issued from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Washington State Certified Asbestos Supervisors with expired certifications between one day and six months expired are required to take a 50 question, closed book exam for an additional fee of $50. Amec Foster Wheeler is authorized to administer this exam through Department of Labor and Industries. The course fee is $250, which includes the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries $65 individual license card fee. If retesting, the course fee is $300, inclusive of the license fee.

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Certified Lead Inspector Initial

This Oregon Health Authority and EPA certified 3-day course meets the requirements of EPA TSCA Title X and 40 CFR 745, HUD 24 CFR 35 and OAR 333-068. There are both environmental and workplace safety regulations for working with lead paint. This course addresses environmental regulations. (For worker safety and health requirements, see our lead OSHA/OR Lead Construction Health & Safety course.) The EPA model curriculum for this course covers the lead-based paint (LBP) protocols and focuses on all aspects of a Lead Inspector’s duties including a surface-by-surface inspection for detecting lead based paint; lead health hazards; regulations covering a lead inspection in paint and soil, preparation of a report, lead abatement and interim control clearance testing.

After successful completion of the course, attendees must then submit an application and fee to the Oregon Health Authority and make arrangements to take and pass their state exam in order to receive their Oregon State certification card. This state certification card expires 5 years from the initial course completion date.

PREREQUISITE: None REFRESHER: An 8 hour refresher course is required every 5 years to maintain certification.

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Certified Lead Project Designer

This Oregon Health Authority and EPA certified 4 day course meets the requirements of EPA TSCA Title X and 40 CFR 745, HUD 24 CFR 35 and OAR 333-06 for lead paint abatement project design. There are both environmental and workplace safety regulations for working with lead paint. This course addresses environmental regulations for lead paint abatement. (For worker safety and health requirements, see our lead OSHA/OR Lead Construction Health & Safety course.) The project designer includes the 32-hour lead supervisor course plus an additional 8 hours emphasizing special needs of large scale projects. The EPA model curriculum for this course reviews all aspects of a Lead Project Designer’s duties including lead health hazards; regulations covering lead abatement procedures in paint and soil, requirements for lead clearance testing including large scale projects, development and implementation of occupant protection plans for large scale abatement projects, hazard reduction methods and restricted practices for large scale projects, interior lead hazard control and reduction methods for large scale projects, and integration of lead-based paint abatement methods with modernization and rehabilitation projects for large scale abatement projects. After successful completion, attendees need to submit an application and fee to Oregon Health Authority in order to receive their Oregon State certification card.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of the 32-hour Lead Supervisor Certification course or a current Lead Supervisor Certification. REFRESHER: An 8 hour refresher course is requred every 5 years thereafter to maintain certification.

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Certified Lead Risk Assessor Initial

This Oregon Health Authority and EPA certified 2-day course meets the requirements of EPA TSCA Title X and 40 CFR 745, HUD 24 CFR 35 and OAR 333-068. There are both environmental and workplace safety regulations for working with lead paint. This course addresses environmental regulations for Lead Risk Assessors. (For worker safety and health requirements, see our lead OSHA/OR Lead Construction Health & Safety course.) The EPA model curriculum for this course covers the lead-based paint (LBP) protocols and focuses on all aspects of a Lead Risk Assessors duties including identification of lead hazards, recommendations for lead hazard controls; lead health hazards; regulations covering lead risk assessment in paint and soil, preparation of a report, lead abatement and interim control clearance testing.

After successful completion of the initial course, attendees must then submit an application and fee to Oregon Health Authority and make arrangements to take and pass their state exam in order to receive their Oregon State certification card. This state certification card expires 5 years from the initial course completion date.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of the 24-hour Lead Inspector Certification course or a current Lead Inspector Certification. REFRESHER: An 8-hour refresher course is required every 5 years to maintain both the Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor certifications.

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Certified Lead Worker Refresher

This Oregon Health Authority and EPA certified 2 day course meets the requirements of EPA TSCA Title X and 40 CFR 745, HUD 24 CFR 35 and OAR 333-06 for lead abatement worker training. There are both environmental and workplace safety regulations for working with lead paint. This course addresses environmental regulations for lead paint abatement. (For worker safety and health requirements, see our lead OSHA/OR Lead Construction Health & Safety course.)  The EPA model curriculum for this course reviews all aspects of a Lead Worker’s duties including lead health hazards and regulations covering lead abatement procedures in paint and soil.

After successful completion, attendees need to submit an application and fee to Oregon Health Authority in order to receive their Oregon State certification card.

PREREQUISITE: None REFRESHER: An 8 hour refresher course is required every 5 years to maintain certification.

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Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination Supervisor

AMEC’s HAZWOPER/Drug Lab Decontamination Supervisor class is the follow up to the 2-day Drug Lab Decontamination Worker class. This course meets the training requirements for the Drug Lab Decontamination Supervisor certification. The class takes a more in-depth look at the Oregon/Washington state requirements for a Drug Lab Decontamination Contractor’s Work Plan. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Health & Safety Program Requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Programs/Respirator Programs
  • Spill Containment and Materials Disposal Requirements
  • Health Hazard Monitoring Procedures
  • Site Assessments and Work Plan Development

Note: The Drug Lab Decontamination Worker course is a prerequisite for the Drug Lab Decontamination Supervisor course.

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Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination Worker

For many years, Marine & Environmental Testing was proud to be the only company certified to teach the Drug Lab Decontamination Worker and Supervisor Classes in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as AMEC, we are just as proud to return this coursework to our catalogue. Participants that successfully complete the Worker training and its prerequisites will meet the training requirements to become a Certified Drug Lab Decontamination Worker. Topics discussed include:

  • Obtaining a “Release for Re-occupancy/Reuse” (WA) or “Certificate of Fitness” (OR)
  • Drug Types and Hazards
  • Manufacturing Methods
  • An Overview of Drug Lab activity in the Northwest
  • Toxicology
  • Flammable and Combustible Materials
  • Corrosive and Reactive Materials
  • Bio-Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Oregon/Washington requirements for Assessing Drug Labs
  • Property Cleaning Methods
  • Handling of Contaminated Debris
  • Decontamination Contractor’s Work Plan

Note: The 40-Hour Health & Safety course (formerly HAZWOPER) is a prerequisite for this class.

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Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination/HAZWOPER Refresher

AMEC’s HAZWOPER/Drug Lab Decontamination Refresher class meets the training requirements for maintaining both your Drug Lab Decontamination Supervisor certification AND your HAZWOPER certification. Topics covered may include:

  • Health & Safety Program Requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Programs/Respirator Programs
  • Spill Containment and Materials Disposal Requirements
  • Health Hazard Monitoring Procedures
  • Site Assessments and Work Plan Development
  • Site hazard recognition and identification
  • Levels of protection
  • Site safety plan evaluation
  • Site characterization
  • Air monitoring techniques
  • Health hazard monitoring
  • Regulatory agency updates
  • Site control
  • Decontamination
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Confined Space Entry

This course instructs participants on how to comply with OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space regulations. Participants will:

  • Evaluate actual confined space incidents & recommend solutions
  • Review the differences between permit & non-permit required spaces
  • Identify physical & chemical hazards found in confined spaces
  • Use test instruments to sample & evaluate confined space atmospheres
  • Issue permit or non-permit documentation based upon instrument readings & other hazards
  • Discuss the rules for standby, entry, attendant and rescue personnel
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DOT Hazmat Training

This course meets current Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements (HM126F) for hazmat employees and drivers. Students use HM 181, the U.S. regulation designed to align United States shipping with the United Nations system of shipping. Students receive instruction on proper completion of hazardous materials shipping papers, packaging, labeling, loading and segregation of materials, as well as emergency response to spills.

This class is particularly well suited for on-site training and, depending on your needs, can be presented as a 4-hour class for shippers and handlers of hazardous materials or as a 4-hour class for drivers. Please call for more information.

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First Responder Awareness & Operations

OSHA regulations require this training for employees who need to know how to recognize a potential emergency or the potential need for emergency response. Students receive an overview of emergency response plan requirements and the various roles within the response plan. In addition, students receive hands-on training in spill response, confinement, and basic decontamination procedures.

This class is particularly well suited for on-site presentation at client locations to train participants to the specifics of their facility’s emergency response plans and their roles in those plans. Please call for on-site training options.

Note: No prerequisites are required for this class. Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification. Please call or email to schedule a customized, client-specific class.

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Hazardous Material Technician (Formerly ERTHMI - EPA 165.15)

This course provides comprehensive training in emergency response (ER) methods for ER teams, safety committee members, managers and staff. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion from the EPA Office of Emergency and Remedial Response. Participants will:

  • Conduct a job safety analysis (JSA) to identify hazards, including:
  • Fire/Explosion
  • Safety Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Materials Handling
  • Outline an Emergency Response Plan
  • Select PPE, air monitoring and decontamination methods
  • Review the lessons learned from past hazmat incidents
  • Learn about the special hazards and requirements for protection against arsenic, benzene, lead, pesticides and other chemicals
  • Conduct hands-on response drills to hazardous materials releases

Note: This course requires a medical clearance for the wearing of PPE. Click here for more details. Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification

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Hazardous Waste Cleanup Operations for Drug Contaminated Tribal Properties

Various Pacific Northwest Tribes, because of their sovereignty, have expressed interest in an annual refresher course that meets the needs of workers and supervisors who conduct drug contaminated site cleanup solely on Tribal Lands. Tribal employees interested in this class must have already completed the 40-hour HAZWOPER and the applicable Department of Health (DOH) Clandestine Drug Lab (CDL) worker or supervisor training prior to enrollment. This course is an 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher with emphasis on decontamination of sites where methamphetamine or other illicit drugs were used, manufactured, or stored and would cover safety and health issues associated with the site decontamination process. Students earn a certificate that meets HAZWOPER refresher requirements but not Washington State DOH CDL certification requirements. (Note: Any workers or supervisors wishing to conduct CDL work outside of Tribal jurisdiction need to meet DOH certification requirements for clandestine drug lab cleanup.) The course fee is $200 per student.

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Hazardous Waste Management

This is a four hour annual RCRA certification course for personnel that manage hazardous waste compliance at their facility. If your facility generates hazardous waste, you must comply with detailed regulatory requirements for waste characterization, container marking and labeling, waste minimization, manifesting, transportation, emergency response, and land disposal certification. Students will learn the key components of a contingency plan and how to comply with land disposal restrictions, The course provides an overview of the latest regulatory requirements, waste exemptions and exclusions, universal waste requirements and waste minimization.

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Hazardous Waste Management and DOT Waste Shipping

Annual RCRA certification course for personnel that manage hazardous waste compliance at their facility. Includes Department of Transportation certification course required for personnel packaging and shipping hazardous waste or other hazardous materials.

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Hazardous Waste Management/Supervision

OSHA requires training for hazardous waste site managers and supervisors who direct employees engaged in hazardous waste operations. This course meets requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) but does not count as an annual refresher for the 40-Hour Hazmat/Emergency Response training. Topics include:

  • On-site management
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Site hazard recognition
  • Site emergencies
  • Health and safety program evaluation
  • Employee training
  • Personal protective equipment compatibility
  • Implementation of safety plans

Note: The 40-Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations (EPA 165.5) course is a prerequisite for this class.

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Introduction to Respiratory Protection & Personal Protective Equipment

This introductory course covers respirator selection and limitations, qualitative and quantitative fit testing, protection factors and NIOSH respirator selection logic.

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Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial

On April 22, 2010, the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule takes effect. The Lead RRP rule will require certification of contractors and maintenance staff performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint (LBP) and it will apply when renovators impact LBP in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities. According to EPA, child-occupied facilities are those where children under age six are present on a regular basis. EPA defines regular basis by the same child as combined weekly visits lasting at least 6 hours or combined annual visits lasting at least 60 hours.

The Lead RRP certification specifically applies to those firms or organizations conducting renovation and maintenance activities in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities, elementary schools, and some common areas of public and commercial buildings, such as restrooms and cafeterias. A renovator must complete an EPA-approved training course, and a firm must apply to EPA to become certified by April 22, 2010. Initial training is eight hours in duration and includes hands-on exercises. Follow up refresher training is four hours and will be required once within each five year re-certification cycle.

In order to help facilitate our clients in becoming compliant with the new rule, AMEC will be offering classes on an as-needed basis during evenings and weekends beginning January 2 and continuing through April 22 2010. This will be in addition to our regularly scheduled classes. As with all of AMEC’s classes, the Lead RRP course can be presented at your location or ours.

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Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher

On April 22, 2010, the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule takes effect. The Lead RRP rule will require certification of contractors and maintenance staff performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint (LBP) and it will apply when renovators impact LBP in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities. According to EPA, child-occupied facilities are those where children under age six are present on a regular basis. EPA defines regular basis by the same child as combined weekly visits lasting at least 6 hours or combined annual visits lasting at least 60 hours.

The Lead RRP certification specifically applies to those firms or organizations conducting renovation and maintenance activities in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities, elementary schools, and some common areas of public and commercial buildings, such as restrooms and cafeterias. A renovator must complete an EPA-approved training course, and a firm must apply to EPA to become certified by April 22, 2010. Initial training is eight hours in duration and includes hands-on exercises. Follow up refresher training is four hours and will be required once within each five year re-certification cycle.

In order to help facilitate our clients in becoming compliant with the new rule, AMEC will be offering classes on an as-needed basis during evenings and weekends beginning January 2 and continuing through April 22 2010. This will be in addition to our regularly scheduled classes. As with all of AMEC’s classes, the Lead RRP course can be presented at your location or ours.

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Lead in Construction and General Industry

This course provides an overview of OSHA lead standards, lead-containing materials, lead exposures, PPE and abatement practices in construction and general industry. This course for lead workers, supervisors and program managers meets OSHA’s lead training requirements. Participants will:

  • Review current lead regulations

    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 and 1910.1025)
    • Title X and other requirements
  • Outline an OSHA Lead Protection Program
  • Identify the Sources and Hazards of Lead
  • Review Protective Measures

    • Protective clothing
    • Respirators
    • Engineering controls
    • Other control measures
  • Learn medical monitoring program requirements

    • blood lead level, zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) monitoring
    • medical removal programs
    • health effects
  • Identify lead detection and monitoring methods

    • air monitoring
    • lead content of construction materials
    • lead testing equipment (x-ray fluorescents [XRF])
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Mold in Buildings: Assessment and Remediation

The Mold in Buildings course provides basic information regarding the identification and control of mold growth in indoor settings. This course will cover:

  • A history of mold’s impact on people
  • General mold biology and characteristics
  • Mold risk management concepts
  • Mold regulations and guidelines
  • The investigation process
  • Mold remediation and drying basics
  • Mold project quality assurance and quality control

This course is intended to provide a practical, reasonable approach and solutions for addressing indoor mold. This course is appropriate for risk managers, indoor environmental professionals (IEPs), attorneys, insurance adjusters, building managers, facilities managers, general contractors, subcontractors, and other individuals who are responsible for recognizing and controlling mold issues in buildings.

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OSHA Compliance for Construction

This OSHA-approved class reviews OSHA’s health and safety regulations for construction. Participants will:

  • Evaluate construction hazards
  • Review the most frequently cited construction hazards
  • Learn how to interpret & apply information found in OSHA standards
  • Compare work practices to OSHA requirements
  • Develop a construction site safety checklist
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OSHA Compliance for General Industry

This OSHA-approved class uses a hands-on approach to increase students knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requirements. Participants will:

  • Identify hazards & recommend ways to eliminate hazards
  • Review OSHA’s most frequently cited violations
  • Learn & work with OSHA standards: how, where, & when they apply
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Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

This class meets the OSHA requirement for first aid training, covering evaluation, triage and first aid for injuries ranging from minor to life threatening. Learn basic and advanced techniques for wound treatment, sudden illnesses, strokes and more from an experienced Red Cross instructor.

In the CPR/AED portion of the class you will learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. You will receive hands-on training in chest compressions, breathing assistance, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

Certification is included, meeting the OSHA two year requirement for first aid providers.

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Respiratory Protection

This course helps participants comply with OSHA’s Respirator Standard adopted in April 1998. In the first half of the class, students will cover:

  • Respirator selection and limitations
  • Qualitative and quantitative fit testing
  • Protection factors, maximum use concentrations
  • NIOSH respirator selection logic

Students will receive copies of OSHA’s new Respirator Standard and a question and answers booklet addressing some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the new standard.

In the second half of the class, an AMEC industrial hygienist will conduct respirator fit testing. Students are asked to bring their respirators to class. This will meet the annual fit testing requirement. Those who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate of course completion.

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Shipyard Competent Person

This course provides required training for Shipyard Competent Persons (SCP) in the maritime industry. The SCP often works with an NFPA Certified Marine Chemist to evaluate and authorize entry into confined spaces and authorize hot work for maritime and shipyard operations. The class includes a review of the OSHA 1915 standard as it relates to confined space evaluation, testing, entry and hot work. Topics include:

  • Theory of fire and explosion
  • Confined space evaluation and hazard control
  • Selection, calibration and use of atmospheric test instruments
  • Roles of the NFPA Certified Marine Chemist and the SCP
  • Construction and hazards of marine vessels
  • Toxicology of marine cargos and processes
  • Completion of required records
  • Hot work: welding, cutting, grinding
  • Cold work: inspection, cleaning and painting
  • Enter with Restrictions and appropriate PPE
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Shipyard Competent Person Refresher

This course provides refresher training for Shipyard Competent Persons (SCP) in the maritime industry. The SCP often works with an NFPA Certified Marine Chemist to evaluate and authorize entry into confined spaces and authorize hot work for maritime and shipyard operations. The class includes a review of the OSHA 1915 standard as it relates to confined space evaluation, testing, entry and hot work. Topics include:

Theory of fire and explosion Confined space evaluation and hazard control Selection, calibration and use of atmospheric test instruments Roles of the NFPA Certified Marine Chemist and the SCP Construction and hazards of marine vessels Toxicology of marine cargos and processes Completion of required records Hot work: welding, cutting, grinding Cold work: inspection, cleaning and painting Enter with Restrictions and appropriate PPE

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