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EnvironmentalTrainingRequirementsand ResourcesDeborah FerraroA Creative Environment LLCAGC Annual ConventionPalm Springs, CaliforniaMarch 21, 2006

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Background and Introduction

  • Deborah Ferraro
      • A Creative Environment LLC
      • DU – Environmental Policy and Management
      • Thesis – USS AZ Memorial Awareness Training
      • Aggregate Industries
      • EMS – safety and environmental overlap
      • Entropy International
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Today’s Topics

  • Environmental Training:
    • Basic Training Requirements
    • Simplified Training Tips / TOOLS
    • The overlap between Safety and Environmental Training
    • Toolbox talks – short and effective
    • Environmental Management System (EMS)
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Basic Training Requirements

  • Identify employees’ training needs!!
    • Risks at specific jobsites
    • How activities impact the environment
    • Legal Requirements
    • Company Requirements
    • Consequences for Departure from Requirements
    • Emergency Response
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Basic Training Requirements

Clean Water Act – Keep Pollutants OUT of Waterways!

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Basic Training Requirements

  • Clean Water Act – Do NOT allow spills into waterways!
  • Be prepared!
  • Location of Spill Kit
  • Internal reporting requirements
  • External reporting requirements
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Simplified Training Tips / Sample Tools

  • Creative Communication = Easy to Remember
    • Acronyms
    • Logos or Slogans
    • Stickers
    • Pictures
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Simplified Training Tips / Sample Tools

www.acreativeenvironment.com

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Simplified Training Tips / Sample Tools

www.aggregateindustries.com

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Simplified Training Tips / Sample Tools

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Are they EFFECTIVE?

  • Rework berms when needed
  • Replace deteriorated strawbails
  • Replace damaged silt fences
  • Keep secondary containment clean
  • Dispose of empty barrels
  • Remove unneeded equipment
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Overlap - Safety and Environmental Training

An activity may have both safety requirements and environmental requirements

  • ACID - PPE use
  • ACID – Protection from Storm Water Exposure
  • MERCURY Bulbs – DOT Training for Transportation
  • MERCURY Bulbs – Universal Waste Storage Requirements
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Overlap - Safety and Environmental Training

  • Combined environmental and safety training:
  • Ensures consistency in employee responsibility requests
  • No duplication in efforts
  • Combines departmental resources
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Overlap - Safety and Environmental Training

  • Injuries from Accidents
  • Spills from Accidents
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Overlap - Safety and Environmental Training

Old water and sewer pipes

may contain asbestos

fibers that need to be

disposed of properly

Asbestos fibers can cause cancer and lung disease.

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Toolbox Talks

  • Short and effective
  • Occur often (weekly, daily)
  • Many employees trained at once
  • Cheap and easy
  • Combine environmental and safety topics
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Environmental Management System (EMS)

An EMS is an Environmental Management System.

It is the way an organization manages

its impacts on the environment.

Most organizations have some sort of an EMS in place.

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Environmental Management System (EMS)

An EMS provides order and consistency for organizations to address environmental concerns through:

  • Allocation of resources
  • Assignment of responsibility
  • Procedures
  • Ongoing evaluation of practices and processes
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Environmental Management System (EMS)

The Continual Improvement Cycle

PLAN

1

2

DO

ACT

4

3

CHECK

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Recap

  • Environmental Training:
    • Basic Training Requirements
    • Simplified Training Tips / TOOLS
    • The overlap between Safety and Environmental Training
    • Toolbox talks – short and effective
    • Environmental Management System (EMS)
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Contact Information

QUESTIONS??

Deborah Ferraro

A Creative Environment LLC

DENVER, CO

inforequest@acreativeenvironment.com

deborah@acreativeenvironment.com

M – 720.206.4759

F – 303.296.4466