Contamination and Hazardous Wastes- Management and Prevention

Start Date: 9 Jan 2022
End Date: 13 Jan 2022
Duration: 5
Country: Istanboul / Turkey
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment


Improper storage of hazardous chemicals- both products and wastes-incompatible inspection of containment materials, using hazardous products when non-hazardous products are available and inadequate training of staff are some of the leading causes of environmental contamination. Contamination can come in many forms- Some examples of contamination are ground and surface water, land, air, radioactive, food, noise, molds, odor, construction, vibration, etc. and invariably, if these contaminants are not properly dealt with, will result in pollution and in certain situations serious health problems. This five day course will give some details on these various types of contaminants and the new frontiers in eliminating or minimizing these contaminants, the use of effective non-hazardous products in your company and also environmentally acceptable methods of disposal for both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

Workshops, DVD videos and classroom audit exercises will enhance the learning process and the economic side of minimizing or preventing pollution by industry and the associated tangible rewards will be emphasized throughout the course.



         Learn about the various types of contamination and which ones are more applicable to your company

         Encourage and facilitate dialogue with like minded individuals on specific contamination issues of concern in their organizations and the opportunity to develop regional networks within the GCC area to address common concerns

         Learn about the relevant environmental treaties dealing with contamination and pollution

         Learn how to prioritize contamination problems in dealing with contamination and waste management issues in a logical sequence.

         Show and emphasize the close relationship between human health and the environment thatís been directly affected by contamination

         Discussion of the current methodologies for the cleanup of contaminated soil, ground and surface water, air pollution, construction materials and radioactive materials


Training Methodology

The course will encourage delegatesí participation, and the atmosphere in the classroom will be tailored to asking questions and the delegates will all be made to feel welcome in a stress free atmosphere. Both a power point slide presentation and videos will be used. Class exercises will also be used to reinforce the information discussed.


Organisational Impact

         The organization , based on the training received by its employees at the course, will have less cause for concern of real or potential contamination problems at the plant, and this usually results in improved productivity

         By addressing real or potential contamination problems from the companyís operations, the whole audit management process (system audits, process audits, review audits, surveillance audits, re-registration audits etc) will be made easier and less stressful

         If contamination should occur, reduced healthcare costs for the organization knowing that contamination issues are fully addressed and managed

         If contamination should occur, reduced cleanup costs for the organization knowing that contamination issues are fully addressed and managed

         Enhanced reputation of the organization in the community knowing that there will not be any surprise contamination issues that could derail the organizationís image

         An improved image of the organization with the Regulatory Authorities


Personal Impact

         Personal satisfaction of the employee knowing that the organization is providing the necessary information required for him/her to minimize and/or manage workplace contamination

         Risk Reduction knowledge which will provide lasting benefits both personally and professionally

         Safer workplace environment

         Personal psychological advantage of an employee doing his or her part concerning contaminants reduction via "Think Globally, Act LocallyĒ

         Personal pride in being an employee of an organization thatís fully committed to addressing and managing real or potential contamination issues

         Personal pride in being part of an organization thatís committed to protecting the environment and preventing pollution


Who Should Attend?

         Health & Safety and Environmental Professionals

         Staff responsible for managing hazardous wastes

         Staff responsible for contamination issues

         Laboratory Technicians

         Staff wishing to reduce risk and liability arising from polluting events

         Technical assistants and anyone who has a role to play in environmental matters of the Organization

         Emergency Personnel





Brief History of Contamination and Introduction to Hazardous Wastes

         What is contamination and how does it affect us?

         A detailed look at all the various types of contamination

         Global Environmental issues related to contamination

         International Environmental Treaties and Guidelines related to Contamination

         The toxic 12 chemicals and the role of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

         The current watch list for chemicals that soon may be added to the toxic 12

         Environmental Law and its significance

         Definition of hazardous Wastes & Non -Hazardous Wastes

         Connecting the dots between Contamination and Hazardous Wastes

         Environmental DVD



Management of Contamination and Hazardous Wastes

         Brief review of Day 1 topics

         The relationship between Contamination and Occupational Health & Safety

         The importance of documentation in Hazardous Waste Management

         Some typical Hazardous Waste Regulations and the need for harmonization

         The purpose of a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

         The purpose of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

         Why a Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is essential for WHMIS and MSDS

         Carrying out a Contamination Audit

         Managing a Waste Disposal Site

         Environmental DVD

         Class Exercise



Contamination and Pollution Prevention

Discussions on common contamination sources from the contamination audit, sources of pollution and techniques and technologies to prevent or minimize them

         Review of Day 2 topics

         Exploration & Production- Refining & Transportation

         Oil Spills with special reference to the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil slick occurrence

         Modern Tanker design to minimize the occurrence of a major oil spill

         Other oil related sources of pollution

         The common thread amongst many third world countries concerning pollution issues

         The current concepts of Zero Waste (ZW) and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and their limitations

         The Bird Problem- Pollution from bird droppings and dead birds and the latest available technologies to control this problem

         Environmental DVD

         Class Exercise



Continuation of Contamination and Pollution Prevention Planning and Contingency Planning for major incidents

         Review of Day 3 topics

         Life Cycle Management of all materials being used in a company

         The 5Rís- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Rethink

         Detailed requirements for proper storage of hazardous materials

         The importance of on-going training

         The importance of regular reviews of emergency plans

         Updated information on ISO 14001, 18001 and 9001

         Types of Environmental Audits

         Discussion of some major preventable accidents



Big picture review of the Management and Prevention of Contamination and Hazardous Wastes

         Review of Day 4 topics

         HAZID ( HAZard IDentification)

         HAZOP (HAZard & OPerability)

         Environmental Ethics

         Examples of Environmental Ethics from the Instructorís personal experiences

         Climate Change update and its significance for the Gulf Coast Countries

         A complete course review with some generic recommendations including Greening your Company at a reasonable cost

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