*All conference fees must be paid in order for you to receive your conference badge at check-in and to attend any activities. In the event your registration fees are unpaid you will not receive certificates for training.
Earn as much as 13 SWANA Continuing Education Credits at the conference this year. That will get you well on your way to earning the 30 CEUs needed every three years to maintain a variety of SWANA certifications.
*Click here to be directed to the Sponsor/Exhibitor registration for this event
2017 NAHMMA Conference Trainings
Identification of Unknowns (6hr) –Sunday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
Unknown chemicals arrive at HHW sites every hour across the US. Come to this training to learn tried and true methods to simply and quickly identify the hazards of these unknown chemicals so you can ensure they are properly disposed of. This training includes using product labels and information to deduce hazardous properties and/or classification, discussion on various chemical testing methods, and hands-on practice with basic chemical testing techniques.
HHW/VSQG (CESQG) Collection Operations Training (24hr) – SWANA Certification Available! –
– Sun. August 13, Mon. August 14, and Tues. August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
This NAHMMA developed training provides health and safety baseline training focused on common operations at HHW/CESQG collections facilities. It is designed to satisfy the 24-hr OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training, and much of the material is equally applicable to collection events. This course combines multi-media lecture, hands-on exercises, and a field visit to an operating collection facility. The course manual is the Household Hazardous Waste/CESQG Collection Operations textbook and is provided to each attendee. The certification exam is proctored at the end of the training, with the $250 exam fee also included in the total cost.
HAZWOPER Train-the-Trainer (16 hr + preconference webinar) – Sun. August 13 and Tues. August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
Want to offer your own HAZWOPER Refresher courses for your staff? By successfully completing this course, you will be provided the know-how to teach the 8-hour HAZWOPER course. This training provides instruction in the fundamentals of effective presentation skills to conduct engaging, effective hazardous waste operator trainings, and it will be delivered by NAHMMA’s most skilled and experienced trainers.
This course is being taught over multiple days, each day being a different piece of the full course training. The two piece course includes: a 1-2hr webinar presentation presented the week or two before the conference along with two full day training sessions during the conference. You must attend all course elements to receive acknowledgement from NAHMMA.
DOT HAZMAT Awareness (6hr) – Monday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
Department of Transportation (DOT) training is required every 3 years for anyone that has responsibilities with shipping safety to include packing, labeling, marking, buying labels, drums, manifest completion and signing. This course will be presented to serve as either initial training or refresher. Come prepared to ask tough questions about the 49 CFR.
SQG New Inspector Training (8hr) –Monday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This training will provide you with the tools needed to conduct a hazardous waste inspection. You will be given an overview of the hazardous waste and used oil management rules, as well as the most common waste streams for the majority of the facilities you inspect. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an inspection and be advised of the necessary equipment needed and safety procedures to follow. Experienced inspectors will show you the tips and tricks needed to become an effective inspector.
Explosive and Highly Reactive Chemical Recognition (4hrTuesday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
This course will provide information on a variety of explosives (detonators, bombs), shock sensitive materials and meth lab materials. Attendees will be shown examples of commercially available explosive materials and highly reactive and unstable chemicals. Additional details will be provided on unusually hazardous chemical compounds that are acute poisons via skin absorption and inhalation. This is an important training for all HHW collection program managers and staff to attend as well as business inspectors, especially those working with laboratories and schools.
Disaster Debris Management Training (3hr) –Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
This class provides HHW, Solid Waste, and Emergency Managers with planning and procedures found to be successful in managing hazardous wastes resulting from debris generating disasters. We will identify common types of disaster-related debris and discuss debris management planning, debris contracting, and permitting concerns. We will also address issues related to regulatory compliance and FEMA eligibility.
Chemistry for Non-Chemists (4hr) – Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Build on your knowledge of what the hazards are for HHW products that enter your HHW program. Learn how to use practical references such as labels, SDSs, DOT charts, online databases and references books to identify the chemical ingredients and properties in HHW products. This course provides information on basic chemistry related to HHW including the basic properties of chemicals, incompatibles, and classification of chemicals collected at HHW programs. Hands-on experiments add a fun educational element. Suggested attendees include hazardous waste managers and technicians, environmental health & safety inspectors and fire inspectors.
HHW Facility Design (8hr) –Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
Whether you are working on your first HHW collection facility or remodeling your current facility, this workshop will give you critical tools and concepts to meet your program’s needs while creating a safer, more efficient collection facility. If you have a site or are in the design process, bring your project plan with you. Small groups will work together to apply the integrated workshop concepts of budget, operations, and design. Facility Design text available for purchase via NAHMMA.
HAZWOPER Refresher (8hr) –Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lunch included.
OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8-Hr Refresher is a course designed to prepare participants for “real world” incidents. It is an interactive course designed especially for SQG verification inspectors, as well as those who work at HHW facilities. The course features problem solving, enhanced safety procedures and effective planning techniques.