Hazardous Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to mastering the management of hazardous waste materials as well as preventing contamination of the environment.

This knowledge makes participants aware of the legal and regulatory aspects of pollution and the handling of hazardous waste materials within their plants. It will also allow them to reduce the amount of hazardous waste produced and save money through preventing personal injury and preventing or limiting the effects of accidental pollution.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone involved in the handling of hazardous materials, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chemical engineers and technicians
  • Consulting engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance managers, supervisors, engineers and technicians
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, inspection and repair managers, supervisors, engineers and technicians
  • Plant engineers
  • Production managers, supervisors, engineers and technicians
  • Project leaders

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Course objectives
  • Definitions

BASIC CONCEPTS

  • Pollution monitoring technologies
  • Environmental effects of pollution/hazardous waste
  • Toxicology
  • Radioactivity

REGULATORY CONSTRAINTS

  • Environmental laws/li>
  • Regulations governing storage and transportation of hazardous materials (national, provincial, regional, municipal)

WATER SUPPLIES

  • Water treatment processes
  • Ground water management
  • Drinking water management

AIR

  • Pollution prevention
  • Pollution monitoring
  • Air cleaning

PERSONAL SAFETY

  • Handling flammable materials
  • Handling corrosive materials
  • Handing poisonous substances
  • Handling radioactive materials

POLLUTION/CONTAMINATION PREVENTION PROCEDURES

  • Material balance systems
  • Building/plant design/layout
  • Safety codes
  • Management systems

CONTINGENCY PLANNING

  • Planning for emergencies
  • Training of response teams
  • Protective equipment and clothing
  • Dealing with spillage
  • Dealing with release of hazardous substances into the atmosphere

MEASURING TECHNIQUES

  • Measurement techniques
  • Statistical sampling theory

COSTS AND BENEFITS

  • Cost-benefit trade-offs
  • Opportunity costs
  • Costs of implementing (or not implementing) safety measures
  • Ethical issues

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