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2016 On-Line Wastewater Education 501(c)3 Approved Continuing Septage Education classes:

NOTE:There are specific clasifications for Wisconsin CEU hours.
If you are unsure if these classes are relevant for you please contact Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, 1400 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703. FAX #:(608) 251-3018 Phone #: (608) 266-2112
E-Mail: DSPScourseapproval@wisconsin.gov
Website: http://dsps.wi.gov

All Wisconsin 2016 classes are conducted via the Adobe Connect distance learning, real-time, platform utilizing the internet.
2016 classes are interactive, distance learning events. Please Test your connection ability FIRST by clicking on this link and waiting for all 4 green check marks to appear.

• These are either Live/Interactive, ‘face-to-face’ classes, or a combination of Live/Interactive and ‘on-demand’ content - all conducted via the internet and/or telephone (for live audio). Those classes currently available as recorded/ on-demand are in GREEN

• Classes scheduled by calendar date will be listed HERE.

• Classes are fully interactive to include snap quizzes, discussion and Q&A.

• Those attending are expected to be active participants and complete a short post- class assignment.

• Classes may include a set exam to be completed in a designated time online.

• Multi hour credit classes are marked as such.

• All live classes will be offered at multiple times each month.

• INSTRUCTORS: THIS VARIES depending on date. All professional qualified instructors are under the direction of MS. DENDRA J. BEST, Director of Wastewater Education 501 (c)(3) Traverse City, Michigan 49685.

Effective October 1, 2010, students may not retake the same distance learning/recorded course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of a specific credential. A face-to-face training session is exempt.

• REGISTRATION/FEES - as marked: Payment and Registration may be made via secure online billing using all major credit cards, direct debit, or by check made payable to Wastewater Education 501(c)(3) and mailed to P.O. Box 792, Traverse City, Ohio 49685-0792. (Mailed checks should allow 5 business days to arrive)

• A 10% Discount will be made for anyone paying for 5 classes at the same time. Also a 6 month payment credit option is available for any amount over $99
( a Certificate of Completion will be issued by WasteWater Education 501c3 upon successful completion of the class and payment received.)

For more information and to book classes contact Ms. Dendra J. Best 1-231-233-1806 or info@wastewatereducation.org Attendees should block out an additional 30 minutes for each class to allow for any necessary connection technical assistance, internet troubleshooting, in class discussion and interaction and post class instruction of how to return required assignments.

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WI_ 001_16 Safety And Procedures Part One: Electricity 2CEU - $80

As more properties have outdoor electrical service, and increasing numbers of advanced systems have electrical components, even if your role is just to service the tank - outdoor electricity can be deadly, both man made and from nature. Areas to be covered referencing OSHA best practices:OSHA handout and reference links provided.

  • Recognizing the limit of your ability

  • Your liability for wrongful actions.

  • How to be 360º Aware and anticipate electrical hazards

  • Site specific features

  • Overhead Power lines and buried utilities

  • Vehicle electrics

  • Static electricity

  • Residential property - homeowner wiring

  • Pumps, panels and components: best practices

  • Lightening awareness

  • ARC Flash - the basics

  • Best practices for responding to a case of electrocution

  • Master Plumber License 2.0
    Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
    POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
    POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI_002_16 Safety and Procedures Part Two: Work Site Safety to Avoid Personal Injury And Liability 2CEU- $80

As a single business owner can you afford to be unable to work for an extended period of time? As an employer can you afford to have an employee file for Workers Compensation or sue you for injury on the job. Good policies are essential. Attendees will create a personalized Safety Procedures Manual. Involving your employees in preparing a Safety Procedures Manual is both common sense and protects you from liability.

Areas to be covered referencing OSHA best practices: - OSHA handout and reference links provided.

  • Gasses present in wastewater systems with reference to enclosed/ confined spaces. Positional asphyxia. Don’t be the second victim - how to respond to potential life threatening situations.

  • Hazardous / inflammable conditions

  • Safe vehicle operation with particular attention to liquid transport vehicles

  • Common sense personal hygiene

  • Basic First Aid supply kit components

  • Line of sight safety for construction and installation

  • Basics of trenching and shoring

  • Ergonomically safe lifting techniques

  • Cell phone use

  • Master Plumber License 2.0
    Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
    POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
    POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI_003_16 HOW TO USE Google Earth Pro,  and USDA NRCS WEB Soil Survey 2CEU- $80

In the Class titled Assessing the Site, service providers were introduced to the tools available to them to look at the location beforehand, assessing best access routes, anticipating logistical problems.
This class is both for service providers and installers and will also cover some of those topics.

This class will allow attendees to experiment and to review an actual site using:
* Google Earth’s layers and functions.
* Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information - and invaluable tool for assessment and troubleshooting onsite systems. See http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm

Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI 004_16 Basic Math And System Calculations 2CEU- $80

WI 004_16_H Basic Math And System Calculations en Español - $80

Rationale: a competency in basic math is essential to be sure the system is working correctly. Areas to be covered:

• Basic refresher course in understanding calculations for area, volume
• Gallons per cubic foot
• Detention time and displacement
• Pump efficiency
• Event Counters and timed dosing
• Flow rate
• Soil loading rate
• Calculating bed and trench sizing
• Comparing design to ‘as built’ specs
• Measure twice - pump once!  Using basic and digital measuring devices.

Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI005_16 Understanding Conventional Systems- Tanks Servicing, Cleaning And Inspecting 1.5 CEU- $60

How they work, what to look for, in the home, inlets, outlets, tank construction, tank issues, effluent filters, measuring and observations, inspecting the drain field; when to do borings, where, what you may find.

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

WI006_16 Understanding Conventional Systems- Treatment Fields Servicing, 1.5 CEU- $60

How they work, what to look for, and different media. Inspecting the drain field; when to do borings, where, what you may find. Groundwater issues, surface water discharge and hydrologic flow. Understanding and recognizing local soils.

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

WI007_16 Understanding Conventional Systems- Site Specific Servicing and Repairs 1.5CEU - $60)

For many long time service providers, just when you think you've seen it all, a surprise waits for you! Reminding yourself of best practices for servicing conventional systems is a good refresher, especially as there may have been changes and additions to the system since your last visit. In this class, service providers will be encouraged to share stories and experiences - including finding a tank installed backwards!

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

WI008_16 Understanding Holding Tanks and Mounds- Servicing At Grade/Above Ground Systems 1.5 hours $60)

In this class we will review the reasons these systems have been installed and the special challenges of servicing.

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

2016WI- 009 Check Lists, Inspections and Disclosure Forms 2 CSE - PENDING APPROVAL

Service providers routinely do system inspections, both on occupied properties as part of a normal service call, but also on a property that has sat empty for an extended period of time. There are legal and ethical considerations - and development of sound policies and procedure are essential.
Utilizing checklists for all service visits is a best practice to ensure nothing is overlooked.
Creating a Disclosure Statement is good business practice for many reasons.
Recognizing the difference between an inspection and an evaluation will be covered, also best practices for collecting system samples for performance evaluation.
This class will discuss best practices and options for official onsite inspector certification.

WI 010_16 PPCPs 1.5 CSE- $60

A conversation about Pharmaceutical Products, Personal Care Products, Pesticides, Petroleum based cleaning and Plasticizing Products and their effect on wastewater system performance and the environment. What to look for, basic safety precautions, legal considerations.

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

WI 011_16 Educating the Property Owner on Best Management and Operations Practices 2 CEU- $80

Building a relationship of trust with the property owner is more than just a 'pump and go' event. Educating the public about their responsibility as an onsite system owner is compatible with your role as an environmental and public health professional. A recent study made the claim that the average adult has a 5-8th Grade understanding of science but a basic understanding of how a septic system works is essential to their performance and your ability to properly service them.
This class will cover resources available for you to develop communication skills and customize education services and messaging for the property owner to promote the reason we are all in this business - to protect public and environmental health. In this class we will look at where to find local demographic information and how to use this to anticipate client issues. The traditional stereotype of the wastewater service provider is usually unflattering. In this class we will concentrate on examples of great businesses who have learned to leverage their professional image to promote the reason we are all in this business - to protect public and environmental health. Increasingly the methods used to find your business and research your professional skills are not on paper but on line! This class will look at the statistics of social media and the internet and how linking to established reputable sources of information can both enhance your knowledge, your image and your client base.

  • a) an appreciation, and understanding, of how their specific system works - using EPA Septic Smart Tools and Resources
    b) helpful tips on how to cut down on both service and electricity costs by practicing water conservation - using EPA WaterSense™
    c) drainfield and system protection best practices - and understanding of basic soil biology and structures and how this affects good treatment - using resources available from NRCS.
    d) seasonal issues - protecting the system and reserve treatment area in both freezing and drought conditions.
    e) Why there IS a reserve treatment area - explanation of Groundwater Awareness Week
    f) property use issues - i.e home based businesses
    g) local/state regulations for the property owner to be aware of.
    h) a better appreciation of what you do as a service provider. 

Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI_012_16 Pathogens and Parasites 2 CEU - $80)

Safety Procedures: Basic primer on personal safety best practices both as an employer and as a single business owner. Areas to be covered will reference OSHA 1926:
CDC Guidelines. [15 minutes]
Understanding the difference between parasitic, bacteria and virus structures [20 minutes]
Vectors for infection and recognition of symptoms. [15 minutes]
Disinfection best practices. Use of the listed EPA-registered products consistent with the product labeling complies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s requirements for Occupational Exposure to blood borne Pathogens (29 CFR 1910).[10 minutes]
PPE guidelines and preventative measures. If using a respirator, the worker should be part of a respiratory protection program that includes medical clearance and fit-testing under OSHA’s PPE standard (29 CFR 1910.132).[10 minutes]
Legal obligations and responsibility in the safe handling of human waste. [15 minutes]
Public outreach and communication [ 10 minutes]
Common sense personal hygiene for contact and clothing [10 minutes]
Developing a spill response plan see https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3756.pdf [15 minutes]

Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

Principles of quality pre-cast concrete tanks.
ALL:

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5&
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

Taught by Sam Lines, WasteWater Education Board Member (Lines serves on several committees and task forces for the National Precast Concrete Association)

WI013a_16 Principles Of Quality Pre Cast Concrete Tanks. Introduction To History And Use Of Precast Concrete Tanks

Is it cement or concrete? Why does it even make a difference? In this first course of a four part series, you will learn the difference between cement and concrete and how they are used. A brief history of concrete will be presented showing that concrete is the oldest building material still being used today. The course will also provide the learner with a brief overview of current issues in the industry, including associations, certifications, and ASTM standards applicable to precast concrete.

WI013b_16 Principles Of Quality Pre-Cast Concrete Tanks. Who's In Charge- Are You In Charge? What are your responsibilities for installing a precast tank?

Getting organized Reviewing the design, the location, the grade, the layout, the elevation. Is this a new, replace or repair visit? Reviewing the site. Do you see potential problems now and for the future? How easy will it be to service this system? Assessing the site, soils, conditions BEFORE chosing and hiring equipment. Assessing the landscape view - (i.e the problems with slopes and walk out basements, snow plowing sites etc.) Protecting the site and why. Equipment staging for hauling, digging, lifting, leveling. Pipe choices, staging, handling

WI013c_16 Principles Of Quality Pre Cast Concrete Tanks. Safety - Think First!

As a service provider you are the responsible person on site. Tank delivery, clearance, trenching, confined space, types of tanks and the various installation guides, leveling and setting the bed, watertightness, repairing and inspecting risers, filters and inspection ports. Checking for integrity of existing boots, seals and mastics. OSHA & ASTM standards.

WI013e_16 Principles Of Quality Pre Cast Concrete Tanks. Fabricating A Watertight Precast Concrete Septic Tank

Not all precast concrete septic tanks are built alike. In this second course of a four part series, you will learn the basic principles of construction that are critical to the long term performance of a concrete septic tank. The industry “Best Practices” will be presented. In plant, as well as on- site, performance testing will also be discussed.

WI 014_16 The Basics: An Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Processes And Microbiology For Package Treatment 2 CEU - $80

An interactive live 2 hour introduction to the absolute basics of how biological wastewater treatment systems and microorganisms operate.
This class is both for those at the very start of their careers as well as those who would just like to know more about the hidden world of microbes!
We have good health in this country because we train professionals to understand how biology and chemistry make wastewater treatment systems work.
Come learn the basics!
It's been since 1911 since the US has had a major outbreak of cholera but preventing incidences of water born illness are the central reason environmental professionals strive for excellence in wastewater system design, operation and maintenance.
Wastewater practitioners have to start somewhere on their long road to becoming a professional operator.
Instructor: Ryan Hennessy

Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI015_16 Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Processes And Microbiology.
Content: Ryan Hennessy and Dendra Best
ALL:
Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

The goal of these presentations is to be a basic introduction to wastewater and a resource for operators taking certification examinations. Areas to be covered will reference OSHA 1926 and OSHA’s PPE standard (29 CFR 1910.132)

WI015_16_a Section 1 1.5 CEU - $60.

• Section 1
• General wastewater characteristics, terminology, testing, and other information
• Preliminary Treatment
• Primary Treatment

WI015_16_b Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Processes And Microbiology. Section 2 1.5 CEU - $60.

• Activated Sludge
• General Activated Sludge
Troubleshooting

WI015_16_c Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Processes And Microbiology. Section 3 1.5 CEU - $60.

• Aerobic Digestion
• Anaerobic Digestion
• Fixed Film Processes

WI015_16_d Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Processes And Microbiology. Section 4 1.5 CEU - $60.

• Wastewater Lagoons
• Disinfection
• Tertiary Filtration
• Sludge Thickening and dewatering
• Sludge Disposal Methods
Instructor: Ryan Hennessy

WI 016_16 an Introduction To OSHA Fall Protection Safety Standards For Wastewater Service Providers 2 CEU - $80

An interactive live TWO Hour class will be taught online on a rotating basis to a live audience referencing the MIOSHA Part 45, Fall Protection Safety Standard. We will review recent publicized accidents and fatalities, latest fall protection techniques and criteria.
Sam Lines is an Authorized OSHA General Industry Trainer.
Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

WI017_16 Dealing With Extreme Weather Events 1.5 CEU)

As an active participant in programs and presentations of the OSU Climate Change Outreach Team", and in view of severe weather events from recent years, STS providers will need to become aware of and trained for conditions which stress, damage or limit the performance of onsite wastewater systems. This class will review wet weather events, prolonged ice and snow cover, drought and heat periods as well as natural disasters.

Master Plumber License 1.5
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 1.5
POWTS Inspector Certification 1.5
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 1.5

WI 018_16 Bugs Without Borders 2 CEU - $80

Vectors for infection are changing especially emerging infections due to changing climate and weather conditions. Projected climate changes and increased risk of exposure from insects and travel will be examined. Recognition of symptoms. Areas to be covered will reference OSHA 1926. Be prepared not paranoid.

Master Plumber License 2.0
Master Plumber-Restricted Appliance License 2.0
POWTS Inspector Certification 2.0
POWTS MAINTAINER Registration 2.0

COURSE FEE REIMBURSEMENT
CEU course fees may be reimbursed or applied to a future class.

Course Cancellation/Rescheduling:Course Cancellation/Rescheduling: Some courses may be cancelled or rescheduled due to low enrollment/registration or other reasons.

Questions regarding the above courses may be directed to the Director of Wastewater Education 501(c)(3) Ms. Dendra J. Best, at 231-233-1806.

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