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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY TECHNOLOGY 200 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 4 units

Catalog Description
Requirements and applications of federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to hazardous materials. Emphasizes compliance with the Department of Transportation, OSHA Hazard Communication Plan, Community Right-To-Know, Proposition 65, Emergency Response Plan, and ISO14000. Lecture portion provides an understanding of the legal framework of hazardous materials laws. Laboratory portion focuses on applications of these laws such as proper labeling, shipping and handling of hazardous materials, obtaining and interpreting MSDS's, permitting and monitoring functions, as well as planning and reporting functions. Students will develop plans related to hazardous materials management.

Prerequisite
None

Course Objectives
Students will be able to:
1) Describe agencies that regulate specific hazardous materials
2) Fill out a hazardous materials manifest
3) Read hazardous materials labels
4) Describe generator regulatory compliance concerning hazardous materials
5) Perform a rudimentary site investigation of a hazardous materials generator
6) Demonstrate proper sampling procedures of hazardous materials
7) Describe proper transportation and shipping of hazardous materials

Minimum Student Materials
None

Minimum Instructional Facilities
Standard classroom

Course Content
1) OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
a. Introduction and History
b. Requirements of Federal and State Hazard Communications Standards
c. Conducting Chemical Inventories of Hazardous Substances
d. Determining if a Substance or Mixture is Hazardous
e. Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records
f. Interpreting MSDS's
g. Proper Labeling of Hazardous Materials
h. PPE Communication Requirements
i. Manufacturer and Suppliers Duties and Trade Secret Protection
j. Regular Inspection and Enforcement Considerations
k. Compliance Strategies

l. Sources of Assistance and Information

2) Community Right-to-Know
a. Introduction and History
b. Requirements of Federal and State Community
c. Hazardous Materials Release Response Plans and Inventory Requirements
d. Determining Whether a Business Handles Hazardous Materials
e. Hazardous Materials Business Plan Exemptions
f. Reporting Requirements and Methods
g. Business Plan Development
h. Trade Secret Protection
i. Penalties and Informant Rewards
j. Management of Extremely Hazardous Materials (RMPP's)
k. Regular Inspection and Enforcement Considerations
l. Compliance Strategies
m. Sources of Assistance and Information


3) Proposition 65
a. Requirements of Law
b. Notification
c. Designated Employee Reporting
d. Function of the Science Advisory Panel
e. Regulatory Considerations
f. Compliance Strategies
g. Sources of Assistance and Information


4) Underground Tanks
a. Introduction and History
b. Requirements and Primacy of Statutes and Regulations
c. Existing Tank Standards
d. New Construction
e. Abandonment/Closure
f. Regulatory Inspection and Enforcement Considerations
g. Compliance Strategies


5) Transportation
a. Introduction and History
b. Requirements for Hazardous Materials Transportation
c. Hazardous Materials for Databases
d. Accident and Spill Information and Reporting Systems
e. Identification and Classification for Transportation
f. Determination of Proper Shipping Names
g. Containers for Hazardous Materials Transportation
h. Labeling
i. Packaging and Placarding
j. Carrier Requirements
k. Manifesting
l. Regulatory Inspection and Enforcement Considerations
m. Compliance Strategies
n. Sources of Assistance and Information


6) Asbestos
a. Introduction and History
b. Regulatory Requirements
c. Uses of Asbestos
d. Legal Issues/Insurance
e. Notification and Documentation Requirements
f. Inspection/Assessment/Sampling
g. Regulatory Inspection and Enforcement Considerations
h. Compliance Strategies
i. Sources of Assistance and Information


7) Air Toxics
a. Introduction and History
b. Requirements of Federal and State Air Pollution Standards
c. Local Air Pollution Control Authorities
d. Identification of Toxic Air Pollutants
e. The Role of Planning and Modeling
f. New Source Review and Permitting Considerations
g. Regular Inspection and Enforcement Considerations
h. Compliance Strategies
i. Sources of Assistance and Information

Method of Instruction
1) Lecture and discussion
2) Class projects
3) Field trips
4) Lab assignments and projects

Method of Evaluation
A grading system will be established by the instructor and implemented uniformly. Grades will be based on demonstrated proficiency in subject matter determined by multiple measurement for evaluation, one of which must be essay exams, skills demonstration, or where appropriate, the symbol system.
1) Verbal and written communication skills, quizzes, exams
2) Active participation and discussion of lectures
3) Attendance
4) Hands-on activities for technical proficiency

Texts and References
1) Required: Dufour, J.T., ed. Hazardous Materials Handbook. California Chamber of Commerce, 1989.
2) Supplemental: None


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