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Safety Training Series for Water & Wastewater Operators: Day 3 (#2023-22)

Basic Electrical Safety
We rely on electricity, but sometimes underestimate its capability of causing injury. Even household current (120 volts) can stop your heart. It is imperative that water and wastewater personnel are aware of the hazards electricity poses, such as shock, fire, and explosion, and either eliminate or control those hazards. During this course we will review how to work safely with electricity, the specific electrical hazards in the workplace, and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. In addition, we will review the appciable OSHA electrical safety regulations, including 29 CFR 1926 Subpart K and 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S.

Hand and Tool Safety
This course covers the potential hazards associated with the use of hand and power tools as well as the safety precautions required to prevent those hazards from occuring, including guards and safety switches. In addition, we will review OSHA's 29 CFR 1926 Subpart I and 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P.

Landscape Safety
This course covers the core safety guidelines all workers should follow while performing landscaping activities. We will review how to prepare for work including what to wear and weather precautions, aboid injury while working with chemicals and electricity, safely operate mowers and trimmers and initiate first aid response.

Hearing Conservation and OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure Standard 29 CFR 1910.95
During this course we will disucss the purpose and components of OSHA's Hearing Conservation Program in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Topics will include audiometric testing and the proper fitting, use and care of various types of hearing protectors. In addition, we will detail the engineering controls and administrative practices designed to conserve employee hearing.

Please Note:
This course is an overview of content, not a certification course.
You will only recieve a MassRWA TCH Certificate of Completion for attending this course. This is an In-Person class. Seating is limited to 30 participants, and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please register today to reserve your seat. No walk-ins please. Should the class fill up, all other reigstations will be placed on a Wait List in order in which they are received.

To sign up for this class, REGISTER ONLINE, or contact Jason Blais

March 23, 2023 (#2023-22)

Registration: 10:45am - 11:00am EST
Class Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm EST (includes a breaks and a working lunch)
This class is being held In-Person

South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal St, South Hadley, MA 01075
we will email all registrants a confirmation/reminder a day or two prior to class

Class Fee (per registrant):
Free for all registrants

Agency Approval:
4.0 TCHs for Water & Wastewater Operators

Instructor: Tom Bahun II, Tom's Water Solutions, LLC.
Tom Bahun II, Co-Owner of Tom's Water Solutions, is a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), with over 30 years of experience and expertise in developing, designing, and delivering water and wastewater safety, emergency repsonse, and operator certification training. He is well known for his fun and energetic training classes, drawing upon what his students already know. Tom's focus is to lead his students through socially supported interactions to enhance learning and contruct new understandings.

In addition to Tom's vast training experince and abilities, he has a long history of helping small to large water and wastewater systems with technical and managerial knowledge and understanding. Tom is a full-time Water Systems Operator overseeing drinking water treatment and distributionat Maine's largest water and wastewater utility. He holds a State of Maine Class IV Water Treatment and Distribution Operator License, and a Grade 5 Wastewater Treatment Operator License.


Cancellation Policy:
Individuals registered for one of our training classes, seminars, and/or conferences will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of canellation at least 48 hours prior to the beginning of class. Anyone contacting MassRWA to cancel enrollment in a training session will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact MassRWA as soon as possible with the details.

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Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943