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WATER & WASTEWATER ONLINE TRAINING

With TargetSolutions, water agencies can cost-effectively deliver quality courses to employees designed to increase safety comprehension, achieve compliance and decrease claims. Staying compliant with mandated training and continuing education requirements is critical. TargetSolutions comprehensive catalog offers online, state-approved water and wastewater continuing education.



GENERAL

Stay compliant with mandated training for water and wastewater management with engaging online courses. Continuing education includes crucial topics such as HAZWOPER awareness, bloodborne pathogens safety, groundwater treatment and more.

Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness (MOD #1-4)

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Employers are required to develop and implement Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) training to inform workers (including contractors and subcontractors) performing hazardous waste operations to the level and degree of exposure they are likely to encounter. Training must be conducted initially and annually thereafter.

NOTE: This training program consists of four learning modules. To maximize retention of the course material, all four modules must be completed within 365 days of starting the course to receive a certificate of completion.

NOTE: This course must be supplemented by an assessment of hands-on performance of work tasks. These are services that TargetSolutions does not provide and should be procured through your management or training coordinator.

Course Duration: 2 Hour(s) Each

Asbestos Awareness

The purpose of this course is to educate about Asbestos, what it is, where it is commonly found and dangers it can pose. Also covered is what to do if you come in contact with asbestos. This training course has 12 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Back Injury Prevention

The back is the most injury-prone part of the body, but all back injuries are preventable. Back injury incidents rank near the top of all occupational work injuries. These injuries can result in pain, lost work time, inconvenience, and possible disability. This course highlights techniques for protecting and strengthening the back. This training course has 6 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Backflow Prevention Methods

Backflow is an undesirable flow condition caused by a differential pressure that causes the flow of water and other substances into the distribution pipes of a potable water supply system. This can result in contamination of the potable water supply. Backflow contamination can occur if there are existing cross- connections, back siphonage or backpressure conditions, and unprotected cross-connection or failure of protection devices. Elimination of cross-connections and prevention of backflow is essential to maintaining the safety and health of the water supply.

This course highlights the methods of backflow prevention and describes seven commonly used backflow prevention devices. This course has 14 lessons and a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Backflow Prevention Overview

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Backflow is an undesirable flow condition caused by a differential pressure that causes the flow of water and other substances into the distribution pipes of a potable water supply system. This can result in contamination of the potable water supply. Backflow contamination can occur if there are existing cross- connections, backsiphonage or backpressure conditions, and unprotected cross-connection or failure of protection devices. Elimination of cross-connections and prevention of backflow is essential to maintaining the safety and health of the water supply.

This course highlights the common conditions that result in backflow, why cross-connection control and backflow prevention are necessary, the indicators of backflow contamination, methods for mitigating backflow events, and the elements of a typical backflow prevention program. This course has 12 modules and a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Bloodborne Pathogens Safety

Blood and other potentially infectious materials pose a serious threat to employees who are exposed to these materials. Injuries from contaminated needles and other sharps have been associated with an increased risk of disease from more than 20 infectious agents. The primary agents of concern in current occupational settings are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

This course explains the requirements for complying with this standard as well as provides practical information on the various diseases and protection strategies associated with bloodborne pathogens. The course incorporates the 2001 OSHA revisions to the standard that were made in compliance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. This training course has 20 learning modules with a ten- question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Building Evacuation and Emergencies

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In the event of an emergency every second counts. The safe orderly and prompt evacuation or relocation of building occupants depends on good planning and training. The goal of this course is to provide building occupants with information about emergency response plans and procedures in the event of any type of emergency.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

CA AB 54 for Water

Assembly Bill (AB) 54 is aimed at helping California improve the quality of its drinking water in public water systems, particularly in areas where financial investment is needed. To accomplish this, AB 54 contains a number of new regulations and provisions specifically addressing mutual water companies and Local Agency Formation Commissions or LAFCOs in California. It is important for all mutual water company personnel in California, especially board members, to understand the new provisions and regulations contained in AB-54 and how it may affect their operations and job responsibilities.

This course provides a general overview of AB-54 with an emphasis on its requirements and provisions for mutual water company personnel.

Course Duration: 0.5 Hour(s)

CPR Academic

Each year approximately 250,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest in the United States. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, the heart stops pumping blood, blood pressure falls to zero, and the pulse stops. Within 10 seconds a victim may lose consciousness and become unresponsive. CPR helps circulate blood that contains oxygen to the brain and other vital organs and can help “buy time” until help arrives. This course highlights how to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest, how and when to perform CPR, and how to use an AED to help a person in cardiac arrest.

This course is meant to supplement CPR training conducted by the American Heart Association. It is not to be used as the primary guide for patient care. Please contact the American Heart Association for the hands-on class information.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation

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The primary goal of the water industry is the delivery of potable water reliably and at affordable prices. Coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation are each processes which can be part of the water treatment process. Some plants use all three steps, some plants use fewer, and some higher technology plants use none. An understanding of these processes is necessary for anyone working in the water industry.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Combustible & Flammable Liquids

This module covers the two primary hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids: explosion and fire. To prevent these hazards, this course and the standard upon which it is based (29 CFR 1910.106), address the primary concerns of design and construction, ventilation, ignition sources, and storage. This training course has 8 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Compressed Gas Safety

This course provides the information employees need to handle and transport these potentially volatile storage containers. The program reminds employees to work safely and avoid injuries when handling compressed air and gas. This training course has 9 learning modules with a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Confined-Space Entry

During the course of employment, you may be exposed to the hazards associated with confined space operations. This course provides awareness level training for activities related to confined space entry. Additional training at your job site is recommended to gain a better understanding of the confined spaces at your place of employment. This training course has 14 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Corrosion Control

Every day, hundreds of water main breaks occur throughout North America. Many of these are caused by corrosion. Corrosion can lead to tubercles and scale buildup in pipelines, which can impede the flow of water and damage equipment. Rust and pitting can cause leaks in the system. The cost of repairs and maintenance can strain budgets. Additionally, lead and copper corrosion can also have adverse health effects, and both are regulated by the federal and state governments.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Disaster Preparedness

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When disaster strikes, the best protection is knowing what to do. Preparedness is everyone’s job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society — service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen — should plan ahead for disaster.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Disinfection Basics

This course is designed to provide you with the basic information and safety rules to help you work safely with and around the chemicals that many organizations use in the water disinfection process. This course concentrates on Aqua Ammonia, Sodium Hypochlorite, and Calcium Hypochlorite.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Distribution Service to Customers

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Water distribution systems are an integral part of keeping the public healthy and safe. The primary purpose of a water distribution system is the delivery of potable water for drinking and firefighting. To meet that goal, systems are designed by civil engineers and city planners to meet the changing needs of homes, offices, and industries. The water operator plays a key role in the installation of these systems.

This course covers the methods of distribution to service customers, the installation of services as well as the maintenance of services. Also covered are the types of customers, metering of these customers and proper records to be kept for service customers.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Distribution System Materials and Equipment

Water distribution systems are a vital part of ensuring public health and safety. Their primary purpose of water distribution systems is this delivery of sufficient amounts quantities of potable water at adequate pressure while maintaining state and federal water quality which meets or exceeds State and Federal regulation standards.

While the delivery of drinking water is the most visible part of the distribution system, the system must be built to the higher meet peak hour demands and maximum daily demand, as well as plus fire flow requirements. That firefighting can place upon it firefighting can require twice the pressure or more of normal delivery pressure. To meet these demands goals, systems are designed by engineers who, working closely with water distribution operators. Their job is working closely with city planners, to meet residential and industrial needs while maintaining water quality. This course explores the various materials and equipment utilized in the installation and maintenance of a potable water of clean water distribution systems.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Driving Safety

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of incidental deaths among US workers. This training course presents information to aid employees in operating vehicles safely. This training program has 13 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Effective Meter Reading

Reading a meter is a basic skill every water operator should master. This course covers the proper way to obtain meter readings; including common types of meters, access to meters, how to obtain a direct readout from a meter, and alternative methods of obtaining meter reads.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Emergency Response to Terrorism (Modules 1–4)

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This Introductory Guide for First Responders is essential for those employees who may be among the first to arrive at an incident of suspicious origin. It is intended to be a general introduction to the basic concepts for first-responder awareness at the scene of a potential terrorist incident.

NOTE: This training program consists of four learning modules. To maximize retention of the course material, all four modules must be completed within 365 days of starting the course to receive a certificate of completion.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s) Each

Eye Safety

The loss of sight can be devastating and is easily preventable. A recent survey found that three out of five workers who suffered an eye injury wore no eye protection. Of those who did, 40% wore the wrong kind. You should wear safety eyewear whenever there is any chance that machines or operations present the hazard of flying objects, chemicals, harmful radiation or a combination of these or other hazards. This course reviews the selection of appropriate eyewear and basic first aid for the eye.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Fall Protection

Each year falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry and are a major concern in other industries. Events surrounding these types of accidents often involve a number of factors including unstable working surfaces, misuse of fall protection equipment and human error. Studies have shown that the use of guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets, covers and travel restriction systems can prevent many deaths and injuries from falls. This training course has 12 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Filtration Basics

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Water quality varies from location to location, and the definition of potable water can vary with locality. Most water treatment facilities use filtration as an important step in their water treatment processes, and some smaller municipalities might use a slow sand filtration as their only treatment method.

This course will examine the treatment of water via filtration: what is filtered out of the water we drink, what are the different types of filters available, and how do those filtration methods work? We will also survey the regulatory requirements for potable water as set forth by the EPA, examine some of the most common pollutants, and look at a few case studies regarding specific filtration problems and the unusual solutions that have sometimes been reached.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Hand portable fire extinguishers are considered the first line of fire defense for fires of limited size. They represent the most portable firefighting equipment available and are used primarily to suppress small, incipient stage, accessible fires before these fires have the opportunity to grow in size and intensity.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Fire Prevention Safety

The standards and regulations written by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) identify topics that employees must be familiar with in respect to the prevention of fires and what to do when there is a fire.

Supervisors are responsible for providing the information employees need to reduce the risk of fire at work and to know what to do if there is a fire. Fire prevention is the term used to take proactive measures to reduce the potential for a fire to start. Every work place will have varying general and unique elements in their fire prevention plan.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Forklift Safety

Many companies fail to realize that all forklift operators must be trained, authorized and certified per OSHA regulations. Failure to properly train and certify employees involved in forklift operations exposes employers to citations and monetary penalties, as well as an increased exposure to incidents caused by untrained operators. This course introduces basic forklift safety. This training course has 10 learning modules with a 10-question exam.

NOTE: This course must be supplemented by an assessment of hands-on performance of work tasks. These are services that TargetSolutions does not provide and should be procured through your management or training coordinator.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

General Construction Safety

There are many ways to prevent incidents from occurring. Full attention must be given by employees to all aspects of work to prevent injuries and illness from occurring. Having a good understanding of basic construction safety is important. Various areas of construction safety will be covered in each of the following lessons. This training course has 9 learning modules with a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

General First Aid Part I

First aid is the basic medical knowledge that could save a life. The risks involved with daily life may call for immediate action and you may be the only one capable of doing it. First aid will never replace professional medical care, but many injuries will only require first aid care.

Part 1 of this course covers basic first aid techniques, including care for childbirth, chest pain, and stroke. It has 14 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

General First Aid Part II

First aid is the basic medical knowledge that could save a life. The risks involved with daily life may call for immediate action and you may be the only one capable of doing it. First aid will never replace professional medical care, but many injuries will only require first aid care.

Part 2 covers basic first aid techniques, including care for insect bites, injuries, burns, and poisonings and has 21 learning modules with a 10- question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Groundwater Contamination – Aquifer Remediation

This course is divided into two key chapters. First, we are going to review some of the most common sources of groundwater contamination. And, in the second half, we are going to review some remediation alternatives to help restore the water quality of the impaired underground water resources.

Through this course, engineers, architects, planners, and contractors will learn about the most common contamination sources and the industry best practices used for groundwater aquifer remediation.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Ground Water Treatment

Untreated or inadequately treated ground water poses a serious problem in public water supply systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that about 70 percent of ground water systems provide either untreated or inadequately treated ground water. This means that 20 million people receive water that has not been disinfected; 70 million if we include those who receive water that has not been properly treated by log inactivation or removal of viruses. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ground water is responsible for the majority of waterborne disease outbreaks.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

HAZMAT Spill Prevention & Control

This course covers what composes a hazardous material and presents the requirements for the general handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. It covers what a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is and how to recognize the information contained in an SDS. It teaches you to recognize the special response procedures necessary to handle hazardous materials spills, covers personal protective equipment and why you’d use it. It also identifies the procedures for cleaning up a hazardous material spill. This training course has 7 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

HAZMAT Transportation

Preventing spills, fires and explosions of hazardous materials during transportation is a major goal of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To protect the environment, the public and employees from such incidents, the DOT has developed and adopted rigorous standards for packaging and identifying hazardous materials that are shipped by any mode of transportation.

This module will briefly discuss general DOT classifications and requirements for packaging and shipping hazardous materials. The DOT standards must be followed if you ship hazardous chemicals or samples by any means of transportation. DOT standards must also be followed for any chemical, sample, or hazardous material you may take with you (or check in your baggage) on a flight by scheduled or chartered aircraft. This training course has 14 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Hand & Power Tool Safety

Tools are such a common part of our lives that it is difficult to remember that they may pose hazards. All tools are manufactured with safety in mind but, tragically, a serious incident often occurs before steps are taken to search out and avoid or eliminate tool-related hazards. In the process of removing or avoiding the hazards, workers must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards. This training course has 8 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Hearing Conservation

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupational diseases and the second most self- reported occupational illness or injury. The extent of hearing damage depends on the loudness of noise to which you are subjected and the length of time you are exposed. Unprotected, continued exposure to loud noise, defined by OSHA as noise levels over 85 decibels (averaged over an 8-hour time period), can damage the hair cells of the inner ear and result in permanent hearing loss. At these noise levels, a company must have a Hearing Conservation Program.

This course outlines the requirements of a Hearing Conservation Program. This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Hydraulics

This course covers the concepts, calculations, and operational uses of hydraulics in the water industry, and will examine the physics behind certain operations and processes within the water treatment industry. Subjects included are density and specific gravity, pressure and force, head, head loss, pumping rates and pump heads, flow rates, and flow measuring devices.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Incident Investigation

Thousands of incidents occur throughout the United States every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies or surroundings to behave or react as expected, causes most of the incidents. Incident investigations determine how and why these failures occur.

This course introduces techniques for investigating an incident and documenting the results of the investigation. This training course has 7 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Indoor Air Quality

Concerns with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) have increased since energy conservation measures were instituted in office buildings during the 1970s minimizing the infiltration of outside air and contributing to the buildup of indoor air contaminants. IAQ generally refers to the quality of the air in an office environment. Other terms related to IAQ include Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and “Sick Building Syndrome.” This course highlights the causes and effects of poor indoor air quality. This training course has 6 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Industrial Ergonomics

Human factors/ergonomics is the study of the interaction of the worker and the job in an effort to minimize physical and psychological stress in the workplace.

It applies information regarding worker’s capacities and capabilities to the design of jobs, products, workplaces and equipment. This course introduces the general principles of occupational ergonomics, as well as how to prevent repetitive stress injuries and how to recognize the warning signs of RSIs. This training course has 9 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Laboratory Safety

Recognizing the unique characteristics of the laboratory workplace, OSHA tailored a standard for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. This course describes the requirements of the Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, including the written chemical hygiene plan to ensure employees are protected from all potentially hazardous chemicals in use in their work areas. This training course has 14 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Ladder & Scaffolding Safety

This course covers the activities related to ladders and scaffolding and provides basic safety instructions to protect workers from the hazards associated with ladders and scaffolding. Construction of all ladders and scaffolds should conform to the provisions of the applicable state, provincial or local codes, whichever are most restrictive. Special-use climbing equipment, such as a combination stepladder-work platform, also must comply with the applicable codes.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Laser Safety

Lasers are used every day. They are used in grocery store scanners, auto repair shops for alignments and laser-point pens. Lasers have made it easier for employees to track inventory, conduct research and enhance presentations. They have become common in the workplace and are used in research, medical and other industries. Most lasers are capable of causing eye injury to anyone who looks directly into the beam or through reflective conditions.

This course will introduce you to the basic hazards involved with using lasers and how to prevent potential injuries. This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Lead Awareness

Lead overexposure is a leading cause of workplace illness. This course will cover background information about lead and its uses in buildings, health effects, regulations and respiratory protection. This training course has 12 learning modules with a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Lead Contamination of Public Water Systems

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Potential lead contamination from drinking water presents a significant health risk. Notable examples of lead contamination include a crisis in Flint, Michigan, a city that, for a variety of reasons, failed to protect its citizens from the dangers of this toxin. Other examples are reported far too regularly. Such an example includes an EPA report that approximately 350 schools and day-care centers across the nation failed 470 lead tests between 2012 and 2015.

Even more disturbing was a change in Washington, DC water system disinfection methods that caused a spike in lead levels to thousands of homes a result that was kept hidden from residents for three years. Another example includes Sebring, Ohio schools, where officials shut down water fountains due to elevated lead levels.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Lock-Out / Tag-Out

Lock-out/tag-out procedures safeguard employees from hazardous energy while they are performing service or maintenance on machines and equipment. The procedures necessary to shut down and lock- out or tag-out machines and equipment require that employees receive training, conduct periodic inspections and maintain the energy control program. This training course has 9 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Low Voltage Electrical Safety

Employees who do not have a basic understanding of electrical safety are often exposed to dangers associated with hazardous energy sources. In addition, the servicing and maintenance of equipment may expose employees to these hazardous energy sources. Annual electrical safety training will help prevent an electrical accident from happening at your workplace.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Machine Guarding

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and blindness are just some of the possible machinery-related injuries. There are many hazards created by moving machine parts. Machine guarding and training are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injuries. This training course has 9 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Materials Handling, Storage, Use, & Disposal

More employees are injured in industry while moving materials than while performing any other single function. In every day operations, workers handle, transport and, store materials. They may do so by hand, by manually operated materials handling equipment, or by power operated equipment.

This course highlights basic warehouse safety to prevent employee injury. This training course has 11 learning modules and a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Mathematics Applied

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For almost every job within any technical area of public service or general public works, there is a requirement for an understanding of basic mathematics and how to apply such concepts. Within the water industry there are necessary mathematics calculations that must be successfully mastered for the safety and health of the public who utilize domestic and industrial water systems.

This course covers beginning applied mathematics as used in the water supply industry. It is structured for beginning-level operators or those who have not had recent experience with mathematics in their jobs. Subjects covered in this course are: average daily flow, overflow rate, filter loading rate, detention time, and well operation calculations.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Mathematics Basics

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Water operators must master basic math skills to perform the more advanced calculations required day- to-day on the job.

This course covers basic mathematical notation, methods, and calculations. Included in the course are powers and scientific notation, dimensional analysis, rounding and estimation, solving for the unknown value, ratios and proportions, percent, averages, linear area and volume measurements, and conversions.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Personal Protective Equipment

The purpose of PPE is to shield or isolate individuals from the chemical, physical and biological hazards that may be encountered. This course describes the different types of PPE, as well as how to select and maintain PPE. This training course has 15 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Radiation Safety

This training course was designed to provide managers and employees with basic concepts of radiation and radiation protection. At your job site, part of your job may be to protect people’s health and the environment from harmful exposure to radiation. This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems: Current Technologies

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Water distribution renewal methods can be divided into three overall categories. They include pipe repair, rehabilitation and replacement. There is some obvious overlap between the technologies used on these three methods, such as the case of sliplining as it can be used for spot repairs and for entire system rehabilitation. The applications of the different technologies will vary per the specifics on each project. However, please note that any systems used need to be approved by the NSF/ANSI 61 standard for use in water distribution project.

At the end of this course Contractors, Engineers, Water System Operators and Architects will be able to identify technologies that are used to repair, rehabilitate and replace aging water distribution systems.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)


Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems: Designing Renewal Projects

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The average age of water distribution systems within the U.S. is between 50 to 100 years. This is right at the design life cycle of many systems; thus local water agencies are investing more and more in the rehabilitation of existing water distribution systems instead of the construction of new systems.

We are going to review some of the key technical guidelines and standards for the design of renewal projects for water distribution systems.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems: Selecting Rehab Methods

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The average age of water distribution systems within the U.S. is between 50 to 100 years. This is right at the design life cycle of many systems; thus local water agencies are investing more and more in the rehabilitation of existing water distribution systems instead of the construction of new systems. We are going to review some of the key items that need to be considered when selecting a rehabilitation method to maintain the operability of water distribution systems.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Respiratory Protection

The objective of this training course is to provide basic information on the selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices so that they may be used in a safe and effective manner. This training course has 8 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Right-to-Know (Hazard Communication)

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Practical suggestions on how to implement the Hazard Communications Standard for the public sector, how to determine hazard classifications, how to interpret a Material Safety Data Sheet and procedures of Hazard Communications as presented in OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200 or 29CFR 1926.59. Contains three interactive scenarios, reference materials, case studies and hazardous communications forms.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Risk Assessment Analysis

This training program will present and discuss the three basic methods used to evaluate safety and health program effectiveness. This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention

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Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Storm Water Pollution Prevention

This course was designed to educate employees on storm water pollution prevention techniques. This course covers the regulations, permits, and authorities that govern storm water pollution. It explains the components of facility-specific storm water pollution prevention plans and describes the fundamentals of storm water sampling. It also covers major ways storm water contributes to water pollution as well as the role of supervisors and employees in preventing storm water pollution.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Trenching & Shoring

This course highlights the requirements in the standard for excavation and trenching operations, provides methods for protecting employees against cave-ins and describes safe work practices for employees. This training course has 8 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Water Industry Aquifer Remediation

This course is divided into two key chapters. First, we are going to review some of the most common sources of groundwater contamination. And, in the second half, we are going to review some remediation alternatives to help restore the water quality of the impaired underground water resources. Through this course, engineers, architects, planners, and contractors will learn about the most common contamination sources and the industry best practices used for groundwater aquifer remediation.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Wastewater Treatment

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There are approximately 16,000 municipal wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. Many of these plants use extensive and sophisticated water treatment technologies that require highly-developed operating skills. Such treatment plants face numerous challenges to effective operations and to compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. According to the EPA about 11,000 enforcement actions have been taken against small wastewater facilities around the country.

This course reviews the fundamentals of the wastewater treatment process. Various aspects of the process are discussed encompassing each stage of treatment, including primary, secondary, and tertiary or advanced treatments. Additionally, the course reinforces the importance of wastewater treatment to human health and the environment and highlights the federal regulations applicable to wastewater treatment.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Water Industry Excavation

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This course will address all the potential hazards one can encounter in an excavation, and how to clearly identify and protect one’s self from those hazards. After completing this course, individuals will be able to recognize and eliminate hazardous conditions, be knowledgeable in different soil classifications, and choose the correct protective solution for a specific scope of work.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Water Industry Filtration Basics

Water quality varies from location to location, and the definition of potable water can vary with locality. Most water treatment facilities use filtration as an important step in their water treatment processes, and some smaller municipalities might use a slow sand filtration as their only treatment method.

This course will examine the treatment of water via filtration: what is filtered out of the water we drink, what are the different types of filters available, and how do those filtration methods work? We will also survey the regulatory requirements for potable water as set forth by the EPA, examine some of the most common pollutants, and look at a few case studies regarding specific filtration problems and the unusual solutions that have sometimes been reached.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Water Main Installation

Water distribution systems are an integral part of keeping the public healthy and safe. The primary purpose of a water distribution system is the delivery of potable water for drinking and firefighting. To meet that goal, systems are designed by civil engineers and city planners to meet the changing needs of homes, offices, and industries. The water operator plays a key role in the installation of these systems.

This course will illustrate each step-in water main installation, including excavating a trench, inspecting and laying pipe, backfilling a trench, and pressure and leak testing and flushing and disinfecting new pipelines. Safety precautions for all these steps will be made clear as well.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Welding Safety

Welding, cutting and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. Even with advances in control technology, welders continue to be exposed to hazardous welding fumes and gases.

This course introduces basic techniques for keeping workers safe. This training course has 17 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Working in Extreme Temperatures

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Because employees may work under conditions of hot or cold temperature extremes, they must understand the nature of heat and cold stress-related disorders and the keys to the effective management of these types of emergencies: knowing the necessary measures to prevent these problems and being able to identify and respond to these situations if they do occur.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)


HUMAN RESOURCES & EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

HR training helps reduce risk in the workplace and protects employees with comprehensive training that includes an alcohol-free workplace, health & wellness and workplace stress.

Alcohol-Free Workplace

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Alcohol, a very simple molecule, is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Like other general anesthetics, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. When alcohol is consumed, it is distributed throughout the body and exerts most of its effects in the brain. In general, its effects are proportional to its concentration in the blood. It is estimated that alcohol abuse costs society an estimated $116 billion a year and is associated with up to half of all traffic fatalities. In the workplace, the costs associated with alcohol abuse include increased absences, accidents, and errors. This training course has 12 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Diet & Nutrition

This training course was designed to provide managers and employees with basic concepts of diet and nutrition. Your job is important to you and your family. Proper nutrition is a means of staying at a job so that one can provide for his or her family. These lessons are designed to give you information so that your life will be healthy. This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Drug-Free Workplace

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Drug abuse can have dangerous and costly effects in the workplace. This course highlights these impacts, and provides useful information about the different types of drugs that are commonly abused and how to evaluate each element and subsidiary component of a safety and health program. This training course has 11 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Health & Wellness

This training course was designed to provide employees with basic concepts of health and wellness. Your job is important to you and your family. Good health is a means of staying at a job so that one can provide for his or her family. These lessons are designed to give you information so that your life will be healthy. Topics include mental health, stress, physical activity, stretching, burning calories and much more.

This training course has 7 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Office Safety

In today's fast-paced environment, employees are not always aware of the fact that hazards exist in the office setting. In fact, statistics have shown that a majority of accidents and injuries occur in the office environment. Most employees work in a variety of settings and when they are made aware of the potential hazards that exist, they can then take the appropriate steps to avoid injury and help other employees to do the same.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Principles of Debt Collections

On average each year, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission receives more complaints from customers about debt collection practices than any other issue. Nearly 32,000 of these complaints pertain to in-house collectors, such as utility companies and other non-third-party collection agencies. By following key guidelines in their customer communication and service delivery, employees can reduce the number of complaints while also improving their chances of successfully collecting past-due account balances.

This course reviews principles of bill collection for water operators that can improve customer retention and boost the chances of success in collections. In addition to other topics, the course also discusses the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, customer service strategies in the context of collections, and tips for improving collections success.

The information provided in this course is not intended to be legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only. TargetSolutions makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or the reliability of the information contained in this course. Course users are advised to consult an attorney for legal guidance.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol for Supervisors

This program is designed to help managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals understand the legal and practical issues associated with testing employees for drugs and/or alcohol use. It will inform designated employees on the "do's" and "don'ts", "why's" and "how's" in making a fair, reliable and reasonable suspicion of alcohol testing referral to cover suspected employees performing safety-sensitive job functions. This training course has 14 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Reasonable Suspicion of Drugs for Supervisors

Reasonable Suspicion is a belief, drawn from specific objective facts and reasonable inferences, that an employee is using drugs in violation of work rules or regulations. If drug use is suspected, it is every supervisor's responsibility to proactively assist the employee and protect others who may be affected by erratic behavior due to drug use.

This program is designed to help managers, supervisors, and HR professionals understand the legal and practical issues associated with testing employees for drug use. It will inform designated employees on how to make a fair, reliable, and reasonable suspicion for a drug referral to cover suspected employees performing safety-sensitive job functions. This training course has 17 learning modules with a 10-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Sexual Harassment Awareness

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Sexual harassment is any form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When sexual harassment occurs, it can affect others in the workplace creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.

This training course has 7 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Workplace Diversity

Ethnic diversity is racial, national and religious variety of groups of people who have varying backgrounds or cultures. An awareness about different cultures and backgrounds helps bring unity and tolerance to the workplace or community. This training course has 7 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Workplace Stress


Stress is one of the leading causes for reduced productivity in the workplace. Stress can also cause worker illness to the point of missing days of work, which makes it an important issue for employers as well as employees. Stress is present everywhere decisions are made, it becomes a problem when these decisions conflict. Actions and their consequences cause stress, although not all stress is negative, a certain amount of stress is necessary to survive. As you move through this training course, look for coincidence between the text and your life and you will be on the path to positive stress outlook.

This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Workplace Violence


Workplace violence has emerged as an important safety and health issue in today's workplace. Its most extreme form, homicide, is the second-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States. On average, 1.7 million workers are injured each year, and more than 800 die as a result of workplace violence (WPV) [Bureau of Justice Statistics 2005; BLS 2005]. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), violent acts made up 18 percent of all fatal work-related injuries in 2005.

Death or injury should not be an inevitable result of one's chosen occupation, nor should these staggering figures be accepted as a cost of doing business in our society.

This training course has 10 learning modules with a ten-question exam.

Course Duration: 1 Hour(s)





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