The Safe Practices for Water Utilities course provides industry professionals working in drinking water treatment plants with important safety information specific to distribution systems, proper handling of gaseous chlorine and other treatment chemicals, the safe access of elevated tanks, general safety awareness, personal protective equipment, and other operations necessary to produce quality drinking water. Information provided during course covers case studies, video presentations, and practical exercises addressing nine important safety areas. An emphasis is placed on the importance of students applying the knowledge they receive to individual utility work sites.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
TopicsSafety Awareness and Safety Management Programs+Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)+Chemical Safety (including hazardous materials and worker right-to-know)+Electrical Safety+Tool Safety+Excavation and Trenching+Climbing Elevated Tanks and Working on Reservoir Floating Covers+Confined space safety+Workplace Violence and Dealing with Dangerous Customers
- Water operators along the Texas/Mexico border as well as small rural water utilities
Continuing Education & Professional CreditsTCEQ licensed water operators