Water Operator Training

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training 61520

The OSHA 10 Hour General Industry safety course follows OSHA required curriculum.

o   Introduction to OSHA

o   Walking and working surfaces,

o   Emergency action planning, exit routes and fire prevention

o   Personal protective equipment

o   Electrical safety

o   Hazard communication with the new Global Harmonization updates

o   Blood borne Pathogens

o   Ergonomics

o   Confined Space Entry

Instructor:  Paula Jackson, OSHA - Department of Labor Authorized Outreach Trainer

Who should attend:

Water Operators and Distribution Personnel   - Equipment Operators- Managers

Wastewater Operators Collection Personnel – Laborers- Public works workers

  • This class is approved for Vermont licensed Designers  for 3 Non- Soil Credits
  • Class is approved for Wastewater Operator  renewal credit hours (6TCH’s)
  • This class is approved for Water Operator renewal credits (10 TCH’s)

 

 Students will their receive Department of Labor - OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training Course Completion Cards in the mail after completion of the course

Schedule the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training or OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Training for your Public Works Staff – Receive OSHA 10-hour Completion Cards

This course is highly recommended  for all municipal employees - $1500 max 20 people

 

61520 Doubletree Hotels by Hilton - Formally the Sheraton              

Course fee: $260.00

Day 1:  June 15, 2020  8:30AM – 3:30PM   Bag  Lunch                                                     

Day 2:  June 17, 2020  8:30AM – 12:30PM  No Lunch

 

Jun 15, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
South Burlington - 870 Williston Rd - Doubletree Hotels by Hilton - formally the Sheraton
$ 260.00
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - Trench Safety for Water and Wastewater Operators 6 TCH's 61620


Permit Required Confined Space Entry


  • This training session will educate and build awareness for utility workers on the hazards of permit confined spaces.
    The safety hazards of a confined space such as atmospheric (Hydrogen Sulfide, Methane), mechanical and blood borne pathogens are unique for wastewater water collection system workers.
  • The proper protective equipment and procedures for entry into a permit required confined space will ensure workers are safe.
  • The need for a rescue plan and how to extract workers without having to wait for rescue personnel is essential, we will look at the equipment and how to be prepared to rescue a co-worker if the situation arises. OSHA CFR 1910.146
    Trench and Excavation Safety
  • Water - Wastewater Operators, Distribution personnel and municipal workers face unique situations when excavating a trench to repair water and wastewater lines.
  • There are many different utilities in a trench which makes using trench boxes as protection of workers difficult to accomplish.
  • Attendees will learn about trenching and excavating hazards and will also look at different options for protective systems. OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P
     

• This class is approved for Vermont licensed Designers of Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems for 3 Non- Soil Credits
• This Class is approved by the Watershed Management Division for Wastewater Operator renewal Credit hours
• This class is approved by the Vermont Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division for Water Certification Renewal Credits
 

June 16, 2020          8:30 AM - 4:00 PM             Course Fee: $150                                No Lunch
Brattleboro Holiday Inn Express
100 Chickering Dr- Brattleboro Vt

 

 

Jun 16, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Brattleboro VT - Holiday Inn Express - 100 Chickering Dr -Brattleboro VT
$ 150.00
Microbiological Contamination - Chlorine Disinfection 6 TCH's 7820

 


  • Water treatment plant operators work diligently to ensure that harmful microbes can not enter the water treatment process or the water distribution system.
  • Attendees will learn about E-Coli and the health effects it poses to consumers. E-Coli can be fatal to vulnerable populations.
  • Attendees will watch the movie “Betrayed” The Walkerton Ontario e-coli outbreak which infected 2300 people and killed 7. The water operators lacked training and ethics which ultimately “Betrayed” consumers that trusted them.
  • Chlorine disinfection is the last barrier that water treatment plant operators have in preventing e-coli from reaching consumers and infecting them. If e-coli has found its way into your water system, chlorine disinfection, if done correctly will kill the e-coli and your consumers will not be affected.
  • Attendees will learn how chlorine works and the chemistry that needs to happen – Contact time requirements
  • Most water operators like to keep chlorine residuals low to appease the consumers, attendees will learn the vulnerabilities of their water distribution systems and how to measure the risk factors that require you to make sure chlorine residuals are at a level that will kill e-coli before reaching consumers.

  • ? Who should attend: This class is approved for water and wastewater renewal credit hours 6 TCH’s
    ? Anyone using chlorine should attend this class and learn about e-coli and how chlorine works to prevent consumers from getting sick

July 8, 2020  - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM             Fee:$160      Bag Lunch        Brattleboro Holiday Inn Express

Jul 8, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Brattleboro - VT Holiday Inn Express 100 Chickering Dr - Brattleboro VT
$ 160.00
Microbiological Contamination - Chlorine Disinfection 6 TCH's 72420

 


  • Water treatment plant operators work diligently to ensure that harmful microbes can not enter the water treatment process or the water distribution system.
  • Attendees will learn about E-Coli and the health effects it poses to consumers. E-Coli can be fatal to vulnerable populations.
  • Attendees will watch the movie “Betrayed” The Walkerton Ontario e-coli outbreak which infected 2300 people and killed 7. The water operators lacked training and ethics which ultimately “Betrayed” consumers that trusted them.
  • Chlorine disinfection is the last barrier that water treatment plant operators have in preventing e-coli from reaching consumers and infecting them. If e-coli has found its way into your water system, chlorine disinfection, if done correctly will kill the e-coli and your consumers will not be affected.
  • Attendees will learn how chlorine works and the chemistry that needs to happen – Contact time requirements
  • Most water operators like to keep chlorine residuals low to appease the consumers, attendees will learn the vulnerabilities of their water distribution systems and how to measure the risk factors that require you to make sure chlorine residuals are at a level that will kill e-coli before reaching consumers.

  • ? Who should attend: This class is approved for water and wastewater renewal credit hours 6 TCH’s
    ? Anyone using chlorine should attend this class and learn about e-coli and how chlorine works to prevent consumers from getting sick

July 24, 2020  - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM             Fee:$160      Bag Lunch         Doubletree by Hilton - South Burlington

Jul 24, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
South Burlington - VT Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Burlington - Formally the Sheraton
$ 160.00
Vermont Class 2 Water Treatment Certification Preparation 18 TCH's

Vermont Class 2 – Water Certification Exam Preparation – Operator Renewal Credits

This Course is recommended for anyone taking the Vermont Class 2 Water Certification Exam – Students should attend all 3 days.  The exam preparation course cost $613.00

Water Operators who want renewal hours for their Class 2 – 3 -4 - D certification,  Choose the day you would like to attend below and Register.  

Each day is 6 TCH’s  individual day cost is $150

 

 

10120  Fall 2020   Day 1  October 1, 2020  8:00AM – 3:30PM    Rutland – Hampton Inn

·       Next Water Treatment Operator Exam Date   - November 6, 2020

·       Operator certification and responsibilities

·       Water Operator Ethics

·       Introduction to Water Treatment

·       What is a Public Water System?

·       The history of the Safe Drinking Water Act

·       Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

·       Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, State of Vermont

·       Drinking water treatment regulations

·       Water Sources and Characteristics

·       Microbiology

·       Chemistry

·       Water Sources and the Hydrologic Cycle

·       Sampling and Monitoring

·        

 

 

1016   Fall 2020      Day 2       October 16, 2020     8:00AM – 3:30PM      Rutland – Hampton Inn

·       Ion Exchange

·       Instrumentation

·       Groundwater System Components -Wells

·       Water System Hydraulics

·       Water Distribution System Basics

·       Disinfection/Chlorine Chemistry

·       Water Storage Tanks

·       Water System Pumps

 

 

102320  Fall 2020   Day 3      October 23, 2020       8:00AM – 3:30PM      Rutland – Hampton Inn

·       Cross Connection Control

·       Water System Safety

·Practice Exam (100 Questions) We will review the exam questions             and discuss

                                                                                                                   

 

May 28, 2020
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Montpelier VT Comfort Inn
$ 577
Vermont Class 3 Water Treatment Certification Exam Preparation and Renewal Credits

Vermont Class 3 – Water Certification Exam Preparation – Operator Renewal Credits

This Course is recommended for anyone taking the Vermont Class 3 Water Certification Exam – Students should attend all 3 days.  

The course cost for White River Junction is $711 (Facility fee’s)

Water operators who want renewal hours for their Class 2 – 3 -4 - D certification,  Choose the day you would like to attend.   Each day is 6 TCH’s  individual day cost is $150

 

 

92920  Fall 2020   Day 1   September 29, 2020  8:00AM – 3:30PM   Location to be Determined

·       Vermont water certification exam  applications

·       Operator certification and responsibilities

·       Introduction to Water Treatment

·       The history of the Safe Drinking Water Act

·       Water Operator Ethics

·       Drinking water treatment regulations

·       Sampling and Monitoring – Record keeping

·       Water Sources and Characteristics

·       Water Sources and the Hydrologic Cycle

·       Corrosion control

·       Filtration

·       Iron and Manganese Treatment

·       Fluoridation process Operation

·       Lime Softening

 

 

 

10920   Fall 2020   Day 2  October 9, 2020     8:00AM – 3:30PM   Location to be Determined

·       Activated Carbon Adsorption

·       Aeration

·       Membrane treatment

·       Microbiology

·       Chemistry

·       Ion Exchange

·       Instrumentation

·       Groundwater System Components -Wells

·       Water System Hydraulics

·       Water Distribution System Basics

 

 

11320   Fall 2020   Day 3    November 3, 2020   8:00AM – 3:30PM   Location to be Determined

·       Cross Connection Control

·       Water Storage Tanks

·       Water System Pumps

·       Water System Safety

·       Disinfection/Chlorine Chemistry

·       Practice Exam (100 Questions)  We will review each question and discuss

 

Mar 5, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Waitsfield Vermont - Clear Water Filtration
$ 577
Vermont Class D Water Distribution Exam Preparation and Operator Renewal

Vermont Class D – Water Distribution Exam Preparation and Operator Renewal Credits

This Course is recommended for anyone taking the Vermont Class D Water Certification Exam – Students should attend all 3 days.  The exam preparation course cost $711

Water operators who want renewal hours for their Class 2 – 3 -4 - D certification,  Choose the day you would like to attend.   Each day is 6 TCH’s  individual day cost is $150

 

  • 92520   Fall 2020   Day 1  September 25, 2020     8:00AM – 3:00PM    South Burlington -Wind Jammer
  •  Safe Drinking Water Act – Drinking Water Regulations
  •  Water use and system design
  • Water distribution pressure maintenance
  • Water distribution pipe materials
  • Trenching and excavation
  • Thrust blocks
  • Backfilling and water main testing
  • Flushing and Disinfection
  • 10920      Fall 2020        Day 2   October 9, 2020   8:00AM – 3:00PM      South Burlington - Wind Jammer
  • Water Service Connections
  • Valves
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Water Storage
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Control
  • SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Pumps and Motors
  • Water Meter

 

 

  • 102720    Fall 2020         Day 3   October 27 2020      8:00AM – 3:00PM      South Burlington - Wind Jammer
  •  Chlorine disinfection
  •  Cross connection control
  • 100 Question Practice Exam – Students will take the test and we will review each question
Mar 19, 2020
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Montpelier Vermont Comfort Inn
$ 711
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training 9220

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training  10 TCH's

The 10 Hour General Industry safety course follows OSHA required curriculum.

o   Introduction to OSHA

o   Walking and working surfaces,

o   Emergency action planning, exit routes and fire prevention

o   Personal protective equipment

o   Electrical safety

o   Hazard communication with the new Global Harmonization updates

o   Blood borne Pathogens

o   Ergonomics

o   Confined Space Entry

Instructor:  Paula Jackson, OSHA - Department of Labor Authorized Outreach Trainer

Who should attend:

Water Operators and Distribution Personnel   - Equipment Operators- Managers

Wastewater Operators Collection Personnel – Laborers- Public works workers

  • This class is approved for Vermont licensed Designers  for 3 Non- Soil Credits
  • Class is approved for Wastewater Operator  renewal credit hours (6TCH’s)
  • This class is approved for Water Operator renewal credits (10 TCH’s)

 

 Students will their receive Department of Labor - OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training Course Completion Cards in the mail after completion of the course

Schedule the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training or OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Training for your Public Works Staff – Receive OSHA 10-hour Completion Cards

This course is highly recommended  for all municipal employees - $1500 max 20 people

 

9220  White River Junction – Hartford Town Offices               

Course fee: $266.85

Day 1:  September 2, 2020  8:30AM – 3:30PM   Pizza Lunch                                                     

Day 2:  September 3, 2020  8:30AM – 12:30PM  No Lunch

 

Sep 2, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
White River Junction
$ 266.85
Chlorine Chemistry and Disinfection 10820

Chlorine Chemistry Disinfection    3 TCH’s

Chlorine Disinfection is the final treatment process that water treatment plant operators count on to ensure that the safe water leaving the water plant remains uncontaminated until it reaches the customers tap.

Chlorine Disinfection also ensures that wastewater treatment plant effluent does not have high quantities of bacteria that can kill off the ecosystems in the receiving waters,

 

Attendees will learn:

·       Chlorine chemistry that produces free available chlorine

·       How pH influences the chlorine disinfection process

·       Contact time

·       Shock chlorination

 

10820  White River Junction – Hartford Town Offices  

October 8, 2020    8:30AM- 12:00 PM 

Course Fee: $81.20

 

Oct 8, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
White River Junction
$ 81.20
Water Distribution Operation and Maintenance 9920

Water Distribution Operation and Maintenance  5 TCH’s

 This course was developed for Vermont Class 2-3-4-D Operators in mind.  Water distribution systems can be very large or very small but the hydraulics are similar.

Attendee will Learn:

·       Water distribution system design

·       Water distribution system components

·       Contamination vulnerabilities

·       Hydraulics and backflow

·       Operation and Maintenance tasks

·       Water distribution system rehab options

 

9920  Brattleboro  Holiday Inn Express 

September 9, 2020  8:00AM – 2:00PM                                 Course fee: $150.00

Pizza Lunch provided

Sep 9, 2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brattleboro VT - Holiday Inn EXpress
$ 150.00
Boil Water Orders 102220

Boil Water Orders  4 TCH’s

Boil water orders are issued when there is a contamination issue that effects the potable water supply and there is a high probability that it will make consumers sick if they consume the water.

Attendees will learn:

· Contamination situations that cause a boil water order such as loss of pressure in the distribution system, e-coli positive sampling, Flooding and other water system failures that cause contamination concerns

· Broken water mains – boil water orders

· “Do not Drink”  Orders

· Consumer education regarding boil water orders

 

 

102220  South Burlington – Wind Jammer 

 October 22, 2020   8:30AM – 1:00PM

 Course fee: $107        No Lunch

Oct 22, 2020
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
South Burlington VT - Best Western - Wind Jammer
$ 107.00
Chlorine Chemistry and Disinfection 111220

Chlorine Chemistry Disinfection    3 TCH’s

Chlorine Disinfection is the final treatment process that water treatment plant operators count on to ensure that the safe water leaving the water plant remains uncontaminated until it reaches the customers tap.

Chlorine Disinfection also ensures that wastewater treatment plant effluent does not have high quantities of bacteria that can kill off the ecosystems in the receiving waters,

 

Attendees will learn:

·       Chlorine chemistry that produces free available chlorine

·       How pH influences the chlorine disinfection process

·       Contact time

·       Shock chlorination

 

111220  Montpelier -   Comfort Inn   

November 12, 2020            8:30AM – 12:00PM 

Course Fee: $82

Nov 12, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Montpelier VT - Comfort Inn
$ 82.00
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