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Environmental Issues Encountered in Demolitionhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-issues-encountered-in-demolition-tickets-55238663329
Environmental Issues Encountered in Demolition
This program will familiarize LSRPs and environmental professionals to the latest procedures and regulations for managing a demolition project in the State of New Jersey. The course will cover proper permitting procedures under the jurisdiction of both State and Local government offices. The program will also focus on implementation of OSHA personnel safety and demolition equipment safety procedures, implementation of newly enforced silica airborne standards in workplace, waste management evaluation and disposal alternatives as well as building structure evaluation and engineering survey procedures.
Ted Budzynski, Owner, President/CEO, Enterprise Network Resolutions Contracting, LLC
Kevin J. McMahon, M.S., CIH, Director of Technical Services, HazTek, Inc.
William Rosenbeger, VP Operations, Enterprise Network Resolutions Contracting, LLC
Registration Fee Includes:
Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, course material, continuing education certificate & free parking.
Continuing Education Credits
- NJ LSRP CECs: 2 Regulatory and 4 Technical Credits
- NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 CPCs
- This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists
OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Annual Refresher Traininghttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/osha-8-hour-hazwoper-annual-refresher-training-tickets-57524686887
Have you taken a 24 or 40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER course, and need to renew your certification?
Don’t be out of compliance with OSHA regulations. This full-day training course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This program is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards and who have already taken the HAZWOPER 24-hour or HAZWOPER 40-hour certification training. This program covers topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures and will include a combination of lectures, class exercises and hands-on training.
Benefits from Attending this Program:
Employers that invest in workplace safety and health can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers’ compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees and conduct accident investigations. In addition, employers often find that changes made to improve workplace safety and health can result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and financial performance.
David Sweeney is the former Assistant Commissioner of the NJDEP Site Remediation Program which oversees the investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites in New Jersey. He has worked on revisions to the Site Remediation Program’s Technical Regulations and associated Technical Guidance documents. These efforts are related to the implementation of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program. During his 25 year tenure at the NJDEP, he was the Chief of the Bureau of Emergency Response (BER) responsible for all major discharges of oil and hazardous materials in New Jersey, he was also Bureau Chief of technical support in the areas of geology and hydrogeology for cases in the Site Remediation, as well as Section Chief and Case Manager in the Bureau of State Case Management overseeing waste site remediation. His experience involves various complex site remediation cases undertaken in New Jersey including CERCLA, RCRA, ISRA, Spill Act and Voluntary clean ups. Prior to working at NJDEP, Mr. Sweeney was employed by the Camden County Health Department for fourteen years. At Camden County he managed environmental programs under the County Environmental Health Act including Emergency Response and was the manager of their environmental laboratory. Mr. Sweeney’s background is in environmental science and public health with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science. Mr. Sweeney is an instructor at Camden County Fire Academy and holds a level two instructor certification from the Division of Fire Safety. He has instructed hazardous materials courses for the New Jersey State Police and National Fire Academy.
Undercurrents in Site Remediation: Hydrogeology for LSRPs & Environmental Professionalshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/undercurrents-in-site-remediation-hydrogeology-for-lsrps-environmental-professionals-tickets-60602117565
Undercurrents in Site Remediation:
Hydrogeology for LSRP’s & Environmental Professionals
Groundwater – a fugacious, transient phase, moving unobserved and un-seeable through a three-dimensional network of cryptic subterranean passages, entraining, transporting, precipitating and re-entraining a dissolved load of mineral and chemical species, ultimately emerging from the Earth’s crust as surface water. Never actually seeing their object of study, hydrogeologists rely on indirect measurements to internally visualize groundwater flow and then communicate their visualizations using second-hand representations or simulations. Engaged thus in the unseen, it is small wonder that even geologists disagree with each other in their conclusions about groundwater, contaminant transport and remedial strategies.
Faced with making decisions pertaining to the invisible world flowing beneath their feet, Site Remediation Professionals must synthesize hydrogeologists’ esoteric and indirect measurements into a reasoned, compliant, and ultimately defensible site remediation strategy. A seemingly hopeless endeavor, that objective is nonetheless achievable because, despite the uncertainties and competing hypotheses, hydrogeology is an objective science and LSRPs and Site Remediation Professionals are in the unique position to require geologists to support their conclusions/solutions with hard data, empowered to question every interpretation and conclusion along the way.
This course will provide you with jargon-free explanations of the fundamental aspects of geology and hydrogeology relevant to site remediation decisions. The approach for all topics discussed is that decision makers must know the questions to ask and must be able to understand the responses. This assures that the technical persons making recommendations in support of the individual’s remedial decisions can defend those recommendations with hard data which will stand scrutiny and challenges!
Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Techniqueshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-infrastructure-stormwater-management-techniques-tickets-59762661730
Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Techniques
September 20, 2019 | 8:00AM-4:00PM
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences (CELS) Building
Montclair State University
With the expanding regulatory push to decrease stormwater volume and improve stormwater quality, increasing attention is being given to the use of green infrastructure stormwater management techniques. While growing popular, these techniques are often misapplied, improperly designed or inadequately maintained. This innovative one-day class will explore those techniques being implemented on an increasingly frequent basis throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The focus of this program deals with the proper selection, design, implementation and maintenance of green infrastructure techniques commonly used in urban and suburban settings. Multiple site examples will be provided.
Additionally, with the interest of DEP in sustainable remediation, the impacts of capping contaminated sites may be mitigated by the innovative approaches discussed in this course. Therefore, LSRPs are encouraged to attend this program as they should be aware of the alternatives to “hard caps” in reducing stormwater runoff.
Environmental Forensics: "What is it? Where did it come from? And, is it mine?"https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-forensics-what-is-it-where-did-it-come-from-and-is-it-mine-tickets-59762607568
“What is it? Where did it come from? And, is it mine?”
This new course was designed for LSRPs and other environmental professionals who are seeking an introduction to environmental forensics methods with an emphasis on real world applications. The course is structured around environmental media, including groundwater, storm water, sediment, and soil. Course instructors will provide an overview of both introductory methods and options for more complex statistical analyses. Case studies will illustrate best practices for exploring data and developing lines of evidence that support arguments for source apportionment, cost allocation, and site-specific background screening levels in both regulatory and litigation contexts.
Attendees will learn how to tailor sampling designs to provide information that is amenable to environmental forensics, and will develop a greater understanding of the types of data evaluation methods that are commonly used, along with their strengths and limitations. Working knowledge of environmental chemistry and introductory statistics is desirable but not a pre-requisite.
- Source profiling of metals and petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater
- Chlorinated/brominated/fluorinated compounds and isotopes
- Accounting for temporal variation
- Mixing and unmixing analysis and tools
- Chemical fingerprinting PAHs in sediment
- Redox state and bacterial activity
- Multicriteria decision analysis
- Perfluoroalkyl compound profiles – ratios, isomers, and more
- Bivariate plots, probability plots, principal components analysis