This lesson will focus on precautions for safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemical, radioactive and biohazardous waste, because these three types of waste are so often found in the same facilities. You may not have to deal with all of these types of waste in your job, but as you go through this lesson you’ll find that many of the general principles governing the safe disposal of these three types of waste are the same.
Spills in the workplace are almost inevitable. Because of the range and quantity of substances used in laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other work areas, preplanning is needed to respond safely to chemical spills. Spills should be cleaned up only by knowledgeable and experienced staff. This training will provide the information needed to handle small chemical spills in the workplace. Ideal learners are anyone who works around chemicals.
Runoff from rainstorms and snowmelt picks up pollutants like sediment, oil, grease and other chemicals. Contaminated runoff may flow into storm drains or it may flow directly into lakes, rivers and streams. Preventing stormwater contamination ensures clean water for swimming, fishing and drinking.
U.S. Federal law requires construction sites to obtain stormwater permits any time an acre or more of land will be disturbed. As part of the permitting process companies implement stormwater pollution prevention programs, or SWPPPs. This course covers Best Management Practices (BMPs) for stormwater and erosion control.
The purpose of this 3-part series is to help you work in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. These modules discuss environmental issues and goals, best management practices for dealing with those issues, and elements of an emergency action plan regarding spill and fire response and hazardous chemical storage.
This course examines FDA requirements for environmental control and monitoring elements employed for aseptic processing areas to prevent microbiological contamination of sterile products. It will review why aseptic processing poses unique challenges for producing sterile products, the importance of maintaining quality environmental conditions, components of a written program, and how to prevent contamination.