Environmental Education Associates’ training approach involves a blend of classroom lectures, PowerPoint and video presentations, equipment demonstrations and practical hands-on activities. Students are presented with life-like scenarios in which to apply skills learned during the course. These hands-on training and practice sessions are essential elements of any complete training program. The opportunity to use newly acquired skills in practical situations reinforces lecture and classroom lessons and promotes a more thorough understanding of the subject matter.
In matters dealing with workers and public health and safety, the need to ensure an in-depth understanding of the proper techniques is critical. It is for this purpose that our programs integrate hands-on sessions whenever possible, including realistic situations developed to challenge students’ thinking and analytical skills. It is the experience of the course instructors that such scenarios play an important role in how well students will retain and apply lessons learned.
Courses and Topics We Cover
Hands-on sessions during certain courses may include the following topics, depending on the course requirements:
- Health and Safety Planning
- Work Area Preparation
- Environmental Surveillance Instrumentation
- Abatement & Hazard Control Techniques
- Respiratory Protection, Including Air Purifying Respirators and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Other Personal Protective Equipment
- Personal Monitoring Techniques
- Decontamination Procedures
- Environmental Sampling Techniques
- Confined-Space Entry
- Emergency Response Operation
- Hazard Communication
How Our Students Learn
Students are quizzed on a regular basis to ensure their understanding of the material presented. At the conclusion of the course, students may be given a final exam or quiz, dependent upon the course.
A comprehensive yet easy-to-read text is supplied to each course participant. The course texts have been specifically designed or selected by EEA to provide up-to-date guidance in the administration, management and field application of respiratory protection, medical monitoring and protective clothing programs, as well as detailed information on work area preparation, air monitoring requirements, asbestos project notifications, waste handling, OSHA compliance and other topics.
Environmental Education Associates design all asbestos textbooks. Each initial course attendee is also provided a copy of NYS Industrial Code Rule 56, with additional regulations and references from the USEPA, OSHA and NIOSH.
Lead course textbooks are based on EPA and HUD curricula, as applicable. Lead awareness and lead combination courses have been designed by EEA.
Mold assessment and remediation course curricula have been selected by EEA and approved by NYS DOL.
Texts supplied to each 40-hour HAZWOPER course participant include the DOT Emergency Response Guide Book, a comprehensive 600+ page manual including extensive reference materials from the USEPA, OSHA and NIOSH and other sources as well as original material prepared by EEA. The manual is specifically designed to provide guidance in the administration and management of respiratory protection, medical monitoring and protective clothing programs, as well as detailed information on health and safety planning and enforcement, OSHA compliance and other pertinent topics.
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EEA offers a variety of training schedules to meet the needs of our clientele. Courses can be held during weekdays, evenings, or on the weekends to meet the work schedules of your staff.
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What should I bring to class?
Environmental Education Associates provides all course materials, including course manuals, handouts, specimens and electronic media, where applicable.
You may want to bring a pen and note paper. We will supply pens and highlighters for those attending an initial training course. Those attending courses that are “hands-on” should be prepared for manual labor and should be outfitted appropriately with long pants and work boots. Environmental Education Associates will provide any additional safety equipment, including safety glasses and hard hats as determined by the circumstances.
I heard that there are special circumstances for asbestos. What exactly are they?
If you are being trained for the first time, you will need to bring your New York State Drivers License. If you are being trained by Environmental Education Associates and you are not a resident of New York State, you will need to contact the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a New York ID number.
What if I just need an asbestos refresher?
If you have already received training, you’ll need to bring a copy of your 2832 (DOSH Form) along with a current government issued picture identification card.
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