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Sustainable Waste Managemnet & Recycling System

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This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed this program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge on sustainable waste management and recycling system
  • Understand how hazardous materials are handled, identified and human responses to exposure
  • Learn the importance of the Health and Safety Plan (HSP)
  • Incorporate knowledge of what to do in case of site emergencies
  • Use appropriate safety methods and work practice controls
  • Recognize signs and labels that are used to alert personnel of danger involving hazardous material
  • Explain sustainable waste management
  • Recycling principles and methods of management

Course Outline

Day 1

Regulation Overview Module:

  • About the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act)
  • The Creation of OSHA and NIOSH
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • Understanding OSHA Standards
  • Hazardous Waste Legislation (EPA)
  • Hazard Definitions

Site Characterization Module:

  • Site Characterization Introduction
  • Off-Site Characterization
  • On-Site Survey
  • On-Going Monitoring and Hazard Assessment
  • Documentation

Day 2

Toxicology Module:

  • Response to Chemical Exposure
  • Toxic Substance Forms
  • Target Organ Poisons
  • Routes of Exposure
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Chemical Interaction
  • Exposure Limits
  • Protection from Toxins

Hazard Recognition Module:

  • Hazard Recognition Definitions
  • Hazard and Safety Analysis
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Chemical Health Hazards
  • Site and Equipment Hazards
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Biological Hazards

Day 3

Personal Protective Equipment Module:

  • Personal Protective Equipment:
  • Clothing and Ensembles
  • Developing a PPE Program
  • Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Level of Protection
  • PPE Inspection Program
  • PPE:
  • Face, Head, Foot, and Hand

Decontamination Module:

  • Decontamination
  • Decontamination Plan
  • Levels of Contamination
  • Decontamination Methods
  • Testing for Effectiveness
  • Decontamination Facility Design
  • Decontamination Selection
  • Emergency Decontamination

Day 4

  • Environmental Metrics
  • Environmental Sustainability Plan Development
  • Zero Waste Plan Development
  • Environmental Justice

Day 5

  • Sitting of Waste Processing Facilities
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Integrated Sustainability and Waste Management Programs
  • International Recycling/Solid Waste Management Policy

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all managers and staff involved in waste management and those who need an appreciation of the techniques and principles involved in waste management, waste minimization, material re-use recovery and recycling.


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