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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Hazardous Waste Supervisor HAZ.S

Location: 

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

Length: 

16 hours.

Dates: 

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define leadership; list six skills or characteristics of an effective leader; list the six basic steps of decision making; list and explain the five key points of effective communication; explain how body language influences verbal communication; list the points to consider when evaluating a message; explain how attitude can impact communication; list the steps to follow when evaluating written communication; list the steps to follow when planning a safety meeting; explain the supervisor’s responsibilities as they relate to the site-specific safety and health plan; explain the term “living document”; identify the 14 sections of a typical site-specific safety and health plan; state the objective of a Quality Assurance Project Plan; list the typical information recorded on a chain-of-custody form; name three other kinds of records the supervisor might be responsible for maintaining; list the three categories of stress; list the four phases of disaster response; list six signs of cognitive stress response; list six signs of physical stress response; list six signs of emotional stress response; explain the purpose of debriefing sessions; list and explain the 11 requirements OSHA has established for a minimal acceptable respirator program (MARP); perform a quantitative fit test according to OSHA guidelines; perform a qualitative respirator fit test according to OSHA guidelines; list the criteria that must be factored when selecting PPE for site workers; identify and explain the two ground rules of decontamination; state at least four reasons why workplace monitoring is performed; explain the supervisor’s role in the workplace monitoring program; explain the difference between an instrument calibration and a bump check; give information that the supervisor or worker on a cleanup site can give to the media; list the times when the media may become involved with a site; state the employer’s “general duty” under the OSH Act; explain why workers’ legal rights should be respected on a hazardous waste project, even more so than on a general construction project; explain the workers’ basic rights and protections under the “Whistleblower” program; explain management’s role as it relates to safety on the job site; explain the worker’s role as it relates to safety on the job site; identify how the supervisor fits into the “big picture” of workers’ legal rights; and state the possible legal consequences of deliberate or willful disregard of safety standards on the part of the supervisor, if such action results in a serious injury or death.

Instruction: 

Major topics include leadership skills, prepare for emergencies and understand the legal rights and requirements of hazardous waste workers. This course builds upon the information provided in the 80-hour Hazardous Waste Worker course.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 1 semester hour in Construction Technology (4/16). 

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