Professional Development

Friday, August 3, 2018 for 2 ½ days
Certified Hazardous Materials Managers Examination Prep. Workshop

Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presented by: SPAN
Course Description:

This workshop is designed to prepare you for the examination leading to the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). You will cover the exam blueprint, and the study and testing techniques that will assist you in taking the exam. You will receive lectures, sample problems, and participate in discussions on those subjects most relevant to the exam blueprint.

Over the past 25 years the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification has gained in popularity and viewed with distinction as a credible credential like the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Additionally, the demand for increased practitioners for hazardous material management related duties have increased tremendously. This has made the CHMM a unique “stand-alone” certification that provides increased status for Environmental, Health and Safety Practitioners. The CHMM certification has maintained a high degree of credibility because of the affiliation with the IHMM and BCSP. The exam consists of 160 questions and you have 3 hours to take the exam. The CHMM is sponsored by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).

Learn to:

  • Recognize, identify and characterize hazards of materials
  • Assess risks related to hazardous materials
  • Mitigate and /or eliminate hazards of materials
  • Manage impact of hazardous materials on human health
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Manage hazardous materials

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$350 off for CUHMMC Attendees regular SPAN Workshop price of $950

Saturday, August 4, 2018 — 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Applying HAZWOPER Refresher (8-hour)

Presented by:Dennis Terpin PhD, O.H.S.T.

Course Description:
This program exceeds the mandatory 8 – Hour REFRESHER training requirements under OSHA 1910.120(p)(8)(iii)(A), (and 1910.120(q)(6) HAZWOPER.

Upon completion of the program, employees should:

  • Have an overall understanding of the HAZWOPER regulations.
  • Identify hidden chemical and physical hazards of hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste.
  • Recognize the importance of container labels, SDS’s, other reference sources and the information that they contain.
  • Applying the OSHA required PPE and Respiratory Protection HAZWOPER requirements.
  • Know the specific training requirements for various types of employees who work with hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste and emergency response.
  • Know when and how to use various methods to monitor for the presence of hazardous substances.
  • Learn how the Site Control Program, the Medical Surveillance Program and the Emergency Response Plan all help to provide a safer workplace.
  • Understand decontamination procedures, and how they can help prevent a minor mishap from becoming a major health problem.
30% off regular price of $215 a $65 value

Sunday, August 5, 2018 — 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Lithium Battery Air & Ground Transportation

Presented by: DGI

Course Description:

Who should take this course?

Individuals who are involved in shipping lithium batteries by highway, air transport, either alone or in, or with equipment (all sizes and types will be covered). This includes both lithium ion and lithium metal batteries. This course may be taken by those needing Initial or Recurrent training.

This class is for shippers who only ship Lithium Batteries, or for those currently certified in IATA, 49CFR and/or IMDG that need adequate training on shipping Lithium Batteries.

This course covers:

Excepted batteries, and regulated batteries (as class 9, requiring UN packaging)

15% off regular DGI price $205 a $30 value

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Lab Packing Training Course

Presented by: Jeff Christensen, University of Arizona

Course Description:
The course is designed for someone who is starting a hazardous waste self-pack program from the ground up. It is also very useful for hazardous waste mangers who do not self-pack but want to better understand what their vendor is doing and assess the quality of their work. The course will include a tabletop exercise using inventories from lab cleanouts at the University of Arizona to give participants practice determining chemical compatibility during a lab pack.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Compatibility/Hazard Segregation
  • Resources and Reference Materials
  • Logging and Inventory Tracking
  • Secondary Containment
  • TSDF Review and Approval
  • Packing (Containers and Absorbent Materials)
  • Shipment Preparation and Shipment

Thursday, August 9, 2018 — 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Advanced Lab Safety – For Laboratory Inspectors, Lab Managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, and Safety Professionals

Presented by: Dennis Terpin PhD, O.H.S.T. The International Safety and Health Specialists

Course Description:
This program exceeds the mandatory training requirements under OSHA (1910.1450(f)(4)(i)),Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.

This course is suited to the Laboratory Inspectors, Laboratory Managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, Safety Professionals, Graduate Student/Intern Orientation or the EHS professional who wants to broaden their knowledge of laboratory safety.This course will increase your ability to identify safety hazards in a laboratory and enhance your understanding of safe laboratory design and operation. The course will explore the different approaches for conducting laboratory inspections. First, the laboratory inspection checklist – Laboratory inspections are conducted annually to ensure safety and compliance with all applicable lab safety regulations and guidelines. Second, an advanced approach to laboratory safety inspection. The laboratory inspection is the safety audit of the conditions and operations that occur on a daily basis in the laboratory.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the role of the laboratory inspector
  • Identify the key steps involved in laboratory safety operations
  • Describe the importance of applying process safety concepts to laboratory inspections
  • Review the steps involved in a laboratory operations
  • Identify the hazards associated with temperature, pressure, vacuum, pilot plant unattended and working alone operations

Specific Topics:

  • NFPA 45 Requirements for Laboratories – Overview
  • Laboratory Ventilation
  • Temperature, Pressure and Vacuum and Scale-up Operations- Case Histories
  • Scale-up, Bench top and Pilot Plant Operations
  • How to Perform a Laboratory Hazard Assessment
  • Process Safety for Laboratory Operations
  • Emerging issues- Nanoparticles, and 3-D Printers
  • New Laboratory Safety Practical Workshop (Case Histories)
30% off regular price of $250 a $75 value