Tribal Waste and Response

PPE for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Description

This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Tribal Environmental Professionals online training was developed for all Tribal environmental employees to identify when and what PPE is necessary to protect them from the hazards that they may encounter in their workplace and/or fieldwork they may conduct. This online course is focused on Level D PPE and is not intended to replace Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training. Additionally, this course may create awareness for future training, including HAZWOPER and/or other safety training specific to each employees’ needs. It is important to note that PPE is used as the final option after eliminating workplace hazards using administrative or engineering controls. PPE is the least desirable method of controlling hazards because the hazard is still present in the workplace.

This online course does not cover all situations requiring employees to wear PPE. Therefore, it is critical that tribal staff take the time to identify the proper selection and use of PPE needed for different job positions in their department. If a tribe does not have their own Health and Safety Officer, they may consider hiring a consultant to assist them with writing Site Specific Health & Safety plans which includes proper PPE for various tasks. Employees must receive proper on-the-job training specific to their job duties. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions and determine if this training meets the needs for PPE that their employees require. The employer may determine that hands-on training is unnecessary, however, must assess the employees’ skill level, and ensure that workers remain competent in their current and any newly assigned duties.

This course is focused on Level D PPE found in the workplace and does not include training employees on selecting and using respirators. Resources are included for participants to learn more about what training and health monitoring employers are required to provide their employees for proper respiratory protection.

This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately eight hours of total learning time. CEUs and a certificate of completion are earned by completing the following course modules:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Overview & Limitations
  • Identifying When PPE is Necessary
  • Identifying Appropriate PPE, Wear, Care, Maintenance, and Disposal

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions.

Instructors:

Les Benedict, Assistant Director, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division

Doug Huntman, Director of Environmental Services, Delta Backhaul Company, dhuntman@dbcalaska.net, website - dbcalaska.net 

Eric Lindeman, Hazardous Materials Specialist

Ted Jacobson, Rural Alaska Landfill Trainer and Heavy Equipment Operations in Landfill and Landfill Alternatives, Sustainable Solid Waste Solutions, ted.ssws@gmail.com

Course Facilitator (you may call or email Jen with questions specific to the course content):

Jen Williams, Jennifer.Williams@nau.edu, 928-523-0673

Course Content

  • FileCourse Description and Outline
  • PageReceiving Your Certificate of Completion
  • ForumIntroduce Yourself Here and Meet Your Fellow Tribal Participants
  • ForumQ/A and Comments: PPE for Tribal Professionals
  • ForumAnnouncements
  • Page2.1 Video: PPE - What do I need to know?
  • File2.1 Presentation Slides: What do I need to know?
  • URLNIOSH Hierarchy of Controls
  • URLOSHA PPE Overview
  • URLOSHA PPE Standards & Documents
  • Page2.2 Reading: PPE Training Requirements, Responsibilities, and Respiratory Protection
  • FileExample Employee PPE Equipment and Training Log
  • FilePPE Program - Implementation Checklist
  • Page2.3 Video: PPE Levels A, B, C, and D
  • File2.3 Presentation Slides: PPE Levels A, B, C, and D
  • Page2.4 Video: Examples of Level D PPE
  • File2.4 Presentation Slides: Examples of Level D PPE
  • Page2.5 Activity: Locate Your Tribe's Laws Related to Occupational Safety and Health (if applicable)
  • Quiz2.6 Quiz: PPE Overview and Limitations
  • Page3.1 Video: PPE and Your Organization's Health & Safety Plan
  • File3.1 Presentation Slides: PPE and Your Organization's Health & Safety Plan
  • Page3.2 Activity: Conduct a Job Hazard Analysis
  • FileExample - Job Hazard Analysis
  • Page3.3 Video: Lessons Learned
  • File3.3 Presentation Slides: Lessons Learned
  • Forum3.4 Discussion: Share an Accident or Near Miss
  • Page3.5 Introduction to Hazard Communication and the Global Harmonized System
  • Quiz3.6 Quiz: Identifying When PPE is Necessary
  • Page4.1 Videos: Appropriate PPE, Assumptions, and Donning & Doffing
  • Page4.2 An Introduction to Landfill Operator Safety and PPE Needs
  • File4.2 Presentation Slides: An Introduction to Landfill Operator Safety and PPE
  • Page4.3 Additional PPE Examples for Specific Tasks
  • Page4.4 Activity: Locate (or Develop) Your Tribe’s Coronavirus Disease Prevention & Control Plan
  • File4.4 Example Coronavirus Prevention & Control Plan
  • Folder4.4 SRMT COVID19-Related Resources
  • Forum4.5 Discussion: Tribes Helping Tribes - Identifying Level D PPE
  • Quiz4.6 Quiz: Appropriate PPE, Wear, Maintenance, and Disposal
  • FileCompiled Course Resources and Video Links
  • FileFree Workplace Safety Training for Native American Tribes
  • FileExample Employee PPE Equipment and Training Log
  • FilePPE Program - Implementation Checklist
  • FileExample - Job Hazard Analysis
  • ForumUpload Resources to Share with Others Here
  • AssignmentReflective Writing: PPE for Tribal Environmental Professionals
  • QuestionnaireCourse Evaluation: PPE for Tribal Environmental Professionals
  • LabelCongratulations! By completing all the tasks in th...
  • Custom certificateCertificate of Completion: PPE for Tribal Environmental Professionals