Projects: Environmental Health & Safety Training
Water Intrusion Management Training
Situation: The world’s largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier was facing bodily injury and property damage claims related to water intrusion and mold. Brokers and their clients were facing increasing premiums and higher deductibles. The client came to Cardno ATC for a solution.
Results: Cardno ATC's Water Intrusion Management Plan program helped general and specialty contractors, project managers and laborers with the prevention, recognition and management of moisture control and mold growth during construction activities. The program provided procedures for inspecting and maintaining appropriate environmental conditions at buildings under construction to reduce the potential for property damage, project delay and otherwater-related liabilities.
Lead-Based Paint Training Program
Situation: In order to comply with HUD regulations, a northeast State Housing Authority needed help to customize Lead-Based Paint Hazard training programs for weatherization contractors and housing rehabilitation organizations. Programs would include a variety of Lead Dust Sampling Technician and Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor Courses.
Results: Cardno ATC conducted a 32 Hour EPA-accredited lead supervisor training course and a one-day refresher course several months after the initial classes for students taking the EPA licensing required third-party examinations. Courses provided “competent person” accreditation to perform housing rehabilitation work practices in a “lead safe” manner. There was a hands-on training requirement for work practices and personal protective equipment training as part of the coursework. Cardno ATC instructors transported our “lead work practices simulator” wall panels, vacuums, respirators, HEPA filtration units, “pop-up” shower decontamination equipment, and all other necessary equipment to off-site locations and classes were held Cardno ATC training centers. Cardno ATC worked with the client to develop written standard operating procedures for their lead-based paint work practices and assisted in OSHA compliance exposure assessment studies for developing a “negative initial determination”.
Universal Waste Management & First Responder Awareness Level
Situation: A Beverage Manufacturer needed to train its workforce universal waste management and first responder awareness techniques at their facility.
Results: Cardno ATC developed and presented one-hour training sessions to meet basic “proper handling and emergency procedures” requirements of the State of Maine Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 06-96 Chapter 850, Section 3A (13)(3)(9). The training included an introduction, defining universal wastes, proper waste management (waste, container, and area management), transportation, and recycling/record keeping requirements. Since employees would contact an outside vendor to respond to spills and leaks of mercury, Cardno ATC's first responder awareness training included an introduction, initiating an emergency response through hazard recognition, implementing site control, and making proper notifications. The sessions were in accordance with the training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency response standard, 29 CFR 1910.120(q). Upon completion of the training sessions, Cardno ATC provided training documentation (a certificate of attendance for each student, the original attendance rosters, a hard-copy and electronic copy of the training materials, and the course evaluations) for the client’s files.