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Friday, September 27, 2019

Safety and Procedures in the Onsite World

Start Date: 9/27/2019 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 9/27/2019 3:45 PM CDT

Venue Name: Madison County Extension Office

1305 S 13th St
Norfolk, NE  United States  68701

Organization Name: Nebraska On-Site Waste Water Association

Jason Orton
Email: jason@h2oboy.net
Phone: 4024760162


Schedule (Approved for 6 Hours) 

8:00 am Check-In 

8:30 am Welcome - Intro - Becky Schuerman

8:45 am Pathogen Safety
  • Review of the field study for the On-Site industry of pathogens common in wastewater and exposures to workers in the industry who are exposed to it.
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Complete Pathogen Safety
11:00 am Evacuation and Trench Safety
  • Introduce installers for OSS and tank repair to the requirements of excavation and trenching.
  • Guidelines for excavations and trenches over 4 feet deep.
12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Complete Excavation and Trench Safety

1:30 pm Confined Space Entry
  • Review the definition of a CSE (confined space entry) and its applications in the On-Site industry.
  • Using case studies, you will learn how to do this work safely and what equipment you’ll need.
2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Complete Confined Space Entry

3:45 pm Final Wrap-Up, Complete & Submit Training Evaluations and Adjourn

About the Speaker

John Thomas is the former Executive Director for the Washington Onsite Sewage Association (WOSSA) and he held this position for 16 years. He is also a trainer and the Training Director for the OSS education program in Washington. In his role as Executive Director, he is responsible for the development and delivery of new and ongoing programs for the Washington Onsite Sewage Association that include the creation of training and learning resources for industry, the public, and regulatory communities relating to the Onsite industry. In addition to industry-related technology training for Design, Installation, and Maintainers, he has developed several safety-focused training resources that are specific to the Onsite industry under both the Federal OSHA Susan Harwood and Washington SHIP (Safety Health Investment Program) grants. He is the principle trainer for
WOSSA for Industry related safety issues including; Confined Space Entry, Excavation and Trenching and Pathogen Exposures for Workers in Onsite and OSHA Focus Four for Onsite. He holds a B.S. Degree in Environmental Earth Sciences from Northern Michigan University.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/17/2019 5:00 PM

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