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Online Hazardous Waste and Environmental Tech Training

Through a partnership with the Hazardous Materials Training & Research Institute (HMTRI) and Kirkwood Community College

Resource Management of Western New York, Inc. is now offering online training programs to prepare students for environmental technology certificates and/or college level credits through Internet-based instruction. If needed, equipment-intensive, hands-on training and competency demonstration components will be delivered on- site. College credits and/or CEUs are available for specified classes. The following on-line classes are now available for your convenience:

AGRICULTURAL AGENTS THREAT and RESPONSE

10 Hours
In addition to the human element is the economic and psychological impact of a biological attack against the U.S. agricultural industry. Foreign animal diseases as well as encroaching plant pathogens are the focus of this module. A review of Foot-and-Mouth disease and Mad Cow Disease provide a basis for discussion of the other diseases addressed in this module. Included is a virtual laboratory tour of the European outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease to demonstrate the potential for widespread economic and psychological devastation among the general public as well as those directly employed in the agricultural industry.

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AGRICULTURAL TERRORISM FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

6 HOURS
This Internet-based course provides six hours of online training, including an embedded textbook, for those who would potentially be first responders to an incident of agricultural terrorism or a natural occurring agricultural crisis (e.g. Foot and Mouth or Mad Cow Disease). Students will be walked through the six steps of an effective response: Prepare, Prevent, Contain, Euthanasia, Dispose, and Recover. There is a pre- and post-test to measure students’ understanding of the concepts.

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ANTHRAX THREAT and RESPONSE

10 Hours
What is anthrax, why is it a terrorist agent, how can it be detected, who is at risk, when has it been used, where can I go for information? These and other questions surrounding Bacillus anthracis and the infection it causes are addressed in the Anthrax Module. Included is a virtual laboratory exercise to introduce sampling protocols.

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BOTULISM AND OTHER FOOD-BORNE AGENTS THREAT and RESPONSE

10 Hours
Our food supply arrives daily from all over the world. What is the potential for contamination, what agents are of particular concern to the CDC and what historical data do we have on food borne infections? This module addresses a variety of organisms and microbial toxins that have been identified by the CDC as potential food-borne agents of terrorism. Included is a virtual laboratory to acquaint the student with the multitude of potential scenarios for both intentional and accidental food-borne illnesses.

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COMPOSTING OPERATIONS

25 Hours
Composting is the controlled process of organic degradation or waste decomposition. This web-based course will provide those taking the class with knowledge in the process of waste decomposition, an array or microorganisms and invertebrates consume the organics and convert them to humus. In the truest sense, solid waste composting is actually microbe farming, and like any type of farming, success has a lot to do with the farmer knowing how to make what he is raising thrive and grow. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

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DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION

5 Hours
This course is designed to familiarize you with the DOT hazard communication system related safety and security issues. It will help you understand the labels, placards, shipping papers, and markings associated with the transportation of hazardous material. You will learn how to read the Hazardous Material Table and the 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook. The course includes labeling exercises, form completions, and self-tests. Students can access the DOT Regulations and the CFR through online links.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

10 Hours
An act of terrorism can occur anywhere, at any minute, when you would least expect it. No jurisdiction, urban, suburban, or rural, is totally immune. Despite our security consciousness, if terrorists intend to wreak havoc it will be difficult to stop them. This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and information on how best to respond to such an attack.

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HAZARD COMMUNICATION

(aka Right to Know)

1 Hour

Using the Internet, students will become familiar with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 that requires employers to develop a written Hazard Communication Program and to inform and train employees. This course provides an overview of the standard, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), collection and retention, proper storage procedures, labeling and placarding systems, employee training, and documentation.

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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WORKER SAFETY AWARENESS

26 Hours
This course is an Internet-based, self-paced, open-entry, open-exit, 24-hour waste site worker course meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA's Hazardous Waste Site Worker and Emergency Response Standard. Note: This course requires a 2-hour hands-on component (lab) to be provided by the instructor.

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HAZWOPER

40 Hours (24 hours online/16 face-to-face)
This Internet-based course is a self-paced, open entry, open exit, waste site worker course that meets all the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120,OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Site Worker and Emergency Response Standard. The course consists of an online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, and final exam. There are two days of face-to-face training to complete the 40 hours for Hazwoper Certification or as a stand-alone course to enhance your skills. Topics include exercises on PPE, Regulations, Site Characterization, Confined Space, Decon, etc.

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