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.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
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 and Professional CreditsTCEQ licensed water operators