Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

Central Community College Training and Development provides educational, interactive and effective environmental health and safety training. These customized workshops foster increased communication skills, improved processes, more effective teams, and results that impact the bottom line.  We customize to fit the needs of your group! Find out how to bring these educational training opportunities to your company!


Workshop Descriptions:

8-Hour Hazmat Refresher Downloable Columbus Workshop Brochure
December 18 in Kearney
Columbus 2015 Training dates: April 16th, May 1st, May 12th, May 21st, June 1st, June 4th, September 11th, October 8th, and December 8th.

This one-day session is designed to comply with requirements regarding annual refresher training for hazardous waste site and emergency response workers who have previously received the 24-hour and/or 40-hour training.

24-Hour HAZWOPER Training Downloable Columbus Workshop Brochure
December 16,17 and 18 in Kearney
Columbus 2015 Training dates:  March 17-19; May 26-28 and October 6-8.

Are your employees trained on how to respond to a hazardous material spill or release? This three-day session is designed to satisfy the 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements for employees engaged in emergency response, containment, control and clean-up of hazardous materials released during an incident at your facility. This course is required for industry that has the potential of accidental release of hazardous chemicals.

10-HR OSHA Construction 
This 10-Hour Construction Safety Course is intended for entry-level participants and is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general construction safety and health standards. Upon successful completion of this course participants will be mailed an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-Hour Card.

30-HR OSHA Construction

The OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry course covers safety principles as well as policies, procedures and standards. Attendees will gain an understanding of the scope and application of OSHA regulations as they apply to the construction industry.

10 Hour OSHA General Industry 
This course is ideal for supervisors with safety and health responsibilities and for employee safety and health awareness. Students will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles covered in OSHA Act Part 1910. Special emphasis will be placed on areas most hazardous using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach DOL course completion card.

30-HR OSHA General Industry
This is a comprehensive four-day course which gives insight into the more complicated elements of the OSHA standards for General Industry. The 30-Hour OSHA General Industry course provides compliance safety training to prepare employees for the hazards found in manufacturing, service and distribution companies. Attendees will gain an in-depth knowledge of occupational safety and health standards.

40 Hour Hazardous Waste Site Operations & Emergency Response Standard (Hazwoper)
This course is specifically designed for workers who are invovled in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations and storage, disposal or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations.  The course coveres topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.  Who should take this workshop?  Any person or business with workers who perform activitives that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances.

Backflow Recertification
Includes classroom study and hands-on review of the backflow field. Course meets the requirements set by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulations and Licensure for receiving CEUs towards recertification. Credit Hours: Grade 6=5 hours; Grades 1-4=3 hours. Water Operator’s Training Workshops are designed for Grade VI water operators who are dedicated to the water industry by keeping in stride with the latest in water industry regulations and technology. Wastewater operators will also receive 3 CEU hours.

Chlorination and Operations Water Operators Training
This course meets the requirements set by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulations and Licensure for receiving CEUs towards recertification. Credit Hours: Grades 1 - 4 = 5 hours  Who should attend? Water operators, or any individual dedicated to the water industry and who would like to further their knowledge on water system chlorination and related issues.

Confined Space Entry and RescueDownloable Columbus Workshop Brochure
Columbus 2015 Training dates: May 19th and August 4thThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports more than 13,000 American workers are injured annually in confined space accidents, 5,000 of those seriously. A confined space is defined as an area that is big enough to permit a person to enter, has limited means of entrance and exit, and is not designed for human occupancy. OSHA Regulation number 1910.146 requires employees to be trained on the confined space entry standard as a key step in maintaining employee health and safety. 

This training includes hands-on training utilizing a confined space simulator and state of the art equipment.

D.O.T. Hazardous Materials Downloable Columbus Workshop Brochure
Columbus 2015 Training dates: September 22nd
This course is intended to provide familiarization with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and fulfill the tri-annual DOT HazMat Refresher requirement.

Topics of discussion will include:

    • Hazard classes and divisions
    • The Hazardous Materials Table
    • Packaging:
    • Marking and Labeling
    • Hazmat descriptions and proper shipping names
    • Preparing Shipping papers
    • Placarding
    • Emergency Response Information

Energizing your Safety Committee
Does your company have a safety committee? According to Nebraska Law, LB757, every public and private employer is subject to the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act and needs to establish a safety committee. This committee must meet on a regular basis. This training is designed for safety managers, safety committee members, human resource professionals and staff, facility managers, and anyone wanting to improve the function of their company's safety committee. This workshop will give you ideas on how to form a safety committee or operate an existing committee more effectively. Learn how to gain management commitment, organize a meeting, and identify safety problems. Discover how safety committees can be a valuable resource in promoting employee safety and reducing employee injury.

Forklift Certification Downloable Columbus Workshop Brochure 
Columbus 2015 training dates:  February 12th, April 23rd, June 25th, August 13th and November 5th
Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), or forklifts, occur in US workplaces.

These accidents can be avoided! Operating a lift truck is an important job. So important, that OSHA requires “Only trained and authorized opera-tors shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck”. This program will comply with the OSHA requirements for 29 CFR 1910.178- Powered Industrial Trucks.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Forklift Orientation
  • Prestart Inspections
  • Stability and Design
  • Proper Safety Procedures
  • Handling and Transporting Hazardous Materials
  • General Awareness of Various Federal Regulations

NOTE: Training will include lecture, as well as hands-on driving experience. Individuals attending this workshop will perform a driving test using a provided forklift. This workshop will be taught in English.

Initial Lead Renovation Training
IMPORTANT! Beginning April 22, 2010 all contractors that disturb more than 6 square foot of painted surface interior or 20 square foot exterior in a pre 1978 residential dwelling or child occupied facility will be required to be a certified lead renovator and have all employees trained. This includes all renovation, remodeling, window replacement, window repair, and weatherization.

Individuals that have taken training for Lead Abatement Supervisor, Worker, or any of the following training courses may take the EPA 4 hour Renovation Refresher Course and be certified as a Lead Renovator:

  • Joint EPA/HUD Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repair, and Painting; 2003 course
  • EPA Model Training Course Minimizing Lead-Based Paint Hazards During Renovation, Remodeling, and Painting; 2000 course

Training provided by Midwest Training, an EPA approved training provider for Lead Disciplines listed in Federal Guidelines as well as the State of Nebraska.

Machine Safeguarding
Any machine part, function or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact with it can injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be either controlled or eliminated.

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Protection
Electrical hazards, proper electrical work practices and procedures, and the safe installation of electrical equipment will be discussed. You will learn how the NFPA 70E requirements work in conjunction with OSHA requirements. Designed to keep workers safe and up-to-date, this program provides workers with life saving information.

National Electrical Code® 2014 Review
During this day and a half seminar, participants will get an in-depth review of the major components of the NEC manual. They will learn to effectively use the manual’s index to locate specific codes. Vital “how-to-design” information relating to systems and equipment will also be covered. This course is approved for 12 continuing education units by the Nebraska State Electrical Board for electrician license renewal. SED course number: 09-21.

Who Should Attend? This course is recommended for electricians, safety and electrical engineers, contractors, journeymen, apprentices and supervisors.
Topics to be covered will include:

  • Changes in the 2011 NEC
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • NEC Chapter Five, Special Occupancies
  • NEC Article 230
  • Common Field Problems
  • U.L. White Book
  • NEC Article 430
  • Conductor Ampacity

OSHA CORE Training
OSHA Core training is designed to give new employees the OSHA information they need. And it will challenge the long time employees with information and views that they may have never seen before. This is one day of training that will make a huge difference in your safety.

OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting
OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements are explained in 29 CFR 1904 and 1910.20. This course covers OSHA’s recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses standard, recordkeeping exceptions, record retention and access. Know the difference between “reporting” and “recording”. Includes the latest recordkeeping changes and revisions.  This training is geared toward those persons in your company responsible for OSHA Recordkeeping: the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, Form 301 Injury and Illness Report and Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The purpose and scope of OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements
  • How to differentiate between “recordable”, lost-work-day incidents and first aid cases
  • What records can be requested and cross-referenced
  • The required forms and how to fill them out correctly
  • Who is responsible for filling out the forms

Preparing for an OSHA Inspection

Course Objectives:

  • Identify some of the violations OSHA looks for.
  • Explain what OSHA must prove to issue a citation.
  • Understand what an employer must prove to have a citation dismissed, even if OSHA meets their obligation.
  • Articulate how OSHA determines the severity of a violation.
  • Calculate the penalty to be issued for a violation.
  • Use all this information to your advantage during informal settlement meetings with OSHA

For more information on any of these offerings, please contact:

Mike Sobota
Environmental Health & Safety Trainer/Coordinator
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877-222-0780 ext. 1461 


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