Safe Practices for Water Utilities

WWW221 – 4.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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.

Course Completion Requirements

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines

Attendance Requirements

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.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of safety in the workplace and the need for safety management programs.
  • Recognize the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the drinking water industry.
  • Apply safe work practices when working on or around electrical equipment.
  • Discuss the importance of tool safety in the drinking water industry.
  • Recognize the importance of chemical safety in the drinking water industry.
  • Describe procedures for working safely in a confined space.
  • Explain methods for preventing safety-related incidents in the workplace.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for water operators along the Texas/Mexico border along with other underserved rural water utilities.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)