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Please note all public training courses are currently delivered online due to COVID-19

Course descriptions

Hazmat Transportation and IATA Compliance >

This one day (eight-hour) Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods training class meets the DOT/IATA requirements for hazardous materials employees who prepare or offer transportation of dangerous goods for domestic transport, international shipments or both, in addition to reviewing and signing hazardous waste manifests.

Course content will address function-specific hazardous material handling needs, and includes:

- Review of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR) and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

- Use of the DOT Hazardous Materials Table and IATA Dangerous Goods List

- Review of DOT Hazard Classes

- Review of Packaging, Marking, Labeling, and Shipping Papers requirements

- Review of General Awareness and Security requirements

- Review of Hazardous Waste Manifests

- Emergency Procedures

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training. 

Speaker: Dan Chodos

Environmental Reporting for EHS Professionals  >

This half-day comprehensive training was designed to familiarize EHS professionals with compliance reporting requirements and also recordkeeping. BSI will take you through essential Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements such as Tier II and TRI reporting but also bi-annual waste reporting, air emissions, emergency release reporting, storm water discharge reporting and more.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

 

Course topics:

- EPCRA Section 311 and 312 (Tier II) Reporting
- EPCRA Section 313, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI or Form R) Reporting
- Pollution Prevention (P2) Annual Progress Report
- Industrial & Hazardous Waste Annual Waste Summary (AWS)
- Annual (2019) Air Emissions Inventory Reporting

About your Speaker: Mike Zimmerman, P.E., CHMM

Industrial Hygiene: Practical Awareness for EHS Professionals >

This half-day Industrial Hygiene (IH) awareness training sets a framework for Industrial Hygiene compliance while introducing key regulatory requirements for EHS professionals. Throughout this training, BSI instructors will teach basic general science concepts relevant to operations triggering industrial hygiene requirements that a EHS Professional may encounter in their day-to-day operations. 

 

This training will introduce exposure science and air sampling techniques including exercises in creating an exposure assessment and air sampling plan. Additionally, the training will focus on and review the regulatory requirements for occupational health and implementing solutions to control health hazards, hearing conservation programs, and monitoring and sampling at your facility.

 

Course topics:

- IH Fundamentals: Anticipation, Recognition, Evaluation, Control
- Adverse Health Effects & Toxicology
- Regulatory Overview including Exposure Limits (TLV, PEL, REL, OEL, BEI
- Chemical Health Hazards (silica, benzene
- Biological Health Hazards (mold, legionella
- Physical Health Hazards (Noise,Radiation)
- Ergonomics
- IH Sampling Planning
- Air Sampling: Equipment, Types and Strategies
- Noise Sampling: Equipments, Types, and Strategies
- Other Types of Sampling
- Hierarchy of Controls: Elimination, Substitution, Engineering Controls, Administrative Control, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Understanding the Data
- Understanding the Report

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

About your Speakers: John Baker, Jennifer Hsu

Introduction to Clean Air Act Compliance and Permitting >

This half-day comprehensive air permitting training will take you through an information-packed training session on Federal and some State air quality permitting and compliance requirements. BSIs experienced air practitioners will help you understand what permits you need, how to get them, and what to do after you have them.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

 

Course topics:

- Clean Air Act Lingo
- Clean Air Act Purpose and History
- The Clean Air Act Regulations
- Sources and Pollutants
- Basics of Air Permitting
- Title V Permitting
- Common Violations

About your Speaker: Lindsey Renfro

Introduction to Hazard Identification and Risk Management >

Behind each fatality or serious injury there are thousands of at-risk behaviors and unidentified hazards that contributed to the incident. This training is designed to familiarize attendees with basic principles of safety management, workplace hazard identification, the risks these hazards pose to employees, and steps to consider to properly control and mitigate those risks. In addition, we will discuss completing an effective Job Hazard Analysis for a typical task.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

About your Speaker: Adrienne Young

Introduction to Risk Management Plans (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) >

Hazardous chemicals can be safely manufactured and/or handled when appropriate systems are in place to manage them. The minimum requirements for such systems are outlined in the OSHA PSM regulation and the EPA RMP rule. Compliance with these regulations helps companies protect their employees, minimize financial risk, and improve overall environmental, health, and safety performance. Having systems in place is just one part of the compliance equation; having knowledgeable employees is the other.

 

Although both regulations have been around for several decades, the employees who are most familiar with them are beginning to retire. This loss of compliance knowledge is a serious issue that must be addressed. This virtual training class provides an opportunity for less experienced employees to get up-to-speed quickly on 1) the requirements of both regulations, 2) the compliance challenges that these regulations may present, and 3) the enforcement practices that continue to evolve. Each class is taught by experienced PSM/RMP consultants with over 25 years of compliance experience.

 

Topics include the following:


- History of PSM and RMP
- Minimum Requirements
- Enforcement Practices OSHA National Emphasis Programs
- EPA National Compliance Initiatives

About your speaker: Mike Zimmerman, P.E., CHMM and Adrienne Young

Performing Effective Accident Investigations >

This training was designed to familiarize attendees with tools and procedures of performing an effective incident investigation at their facility. Throughout this half-day comprehensive training we will cover the elements of an incident investigation including initial incident reporting/notification, incident evaluation, investigation methodology selection, information gathering and evidence collection, effective interviewing, timeline development, root cause analysis, report generation, corrective action development, and investigation closure.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

About your Speaker: Adrienne Young

RCRA Hazardous Waste Management including Waste Manifest >

RCRA regulations can be somewhat confusing especially with the latest changes and staying in compliance is a full-time job. This half-day comprehensive RCRA course will bring you up to speed on the major RCRA federal and state regulatory issues, including hot topics like COVID-19 waste and how to put the information you have learned into action at your facility.

 

We will start with a brief history of the hazardous waste regulations and then walk you through the requirements that apply at generation, accumulation, storage, transportation, and disposal. Throughout each of the presentations we will teach you compliance strategies and how to avoid costly mistakes. In addition, for those responsible for signing hazardous waste manifests, we will conclude the training with a Hazardous Waste Manifest training session.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

 

Course topics:

- RCRA Program Objectives
- Brief Hazardous Waste History
- Generator Requirements
- Container Issues
- Universal Waste
- COVID-19 Waste
- Used Oil
- Recordkeeping and Reporting
- Waste Manifest Training

About your Speaker: Mike Zimmerman, P.E., CHMM

SPCC Compliance and Aboveground Storage Tank Management >

This half-day comprehensive SPCC training is designed for those indirectly or directly responsible for SPCC planning and performing inspections at their facility. This course is great for those new to the field and those veterans that need a refresher.

 

We will start with a brief history of SPCC and then taking you through the SPCC regulations as they stand today in (40 CFR 112) and what to expect in the future. BSI will then take you through the anatomy of typical tank designs and construction and performing an SPCC inspection including annual tank integrity testing to assure it is compliant with SPCC regulations. In addition, we will cover how to develop and implement your SPCC Plan and inspect your facility. You will be able to practice utilizing the latest EPA checklists your own facility’s SPCC plan. If you don’t have a plan, a sample plan will be available to download.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

 

Course topics:

- Brief history of SPCC
- SPCC Objectives
- Who Needs to Have an SPCC Plan?
- SPCC Requirements
- Anatomy of an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST)
- SPCC Inspections
- Recordkeeping
- SPCC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

About your Speaker: Mike Zimmerman, P.E., CHMM

Storm Water Management >

This half-day comprehensive Storm Water Management training is designed for those indirectly or directly responsible for storm water management, planning, field inspections and sampling at their facility. This course is great for those new to the field and those veterans that need a refresher.

 

We will start with a brief history of the storm water regulations and then into the sometimes-perplexing stormwater permitting process. Next, we will walk you through developing your Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3), performing stormwater inspections and visuals, completing sampling and benchmark monitoring, and addressing exceedances and changes to your facility.

 

A live moderator will be available to field questions from the attendees to the instructor and a question and answer period will be integrated after each lesson. A certificate of completion will be available to download at the conclusion of the training.

 

Course topics:

- Permit objectives
- Brief Storm Water History
- Types of Permits and Requirements
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Requirements
- Performing Sampling and Analysis
- Recordkeeping and Reporting

About your Speaker: Mike Zimmerman, P.E., CHMM