Have You Heard About World Wetlands Day?

Sunday, February 2, is World Wetlands Day!

Do you know just how important our wetlands are? With this global celebration on February 2nd, it’s a chance to raise awareness about all the benefits wetlands have for us and our wildlife. It’s also a chance to raise awareness about their protection.

Wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from erosion, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants, provide a habitat for many diverse plants and animals, improve water quality, and give us an overall beautiful environment. With all the benefits of wetlands, conservation is crucial for our safety and welfare.

Knowledge is key to understanding them and protecting them. Did you know we offer training in Wetlands Awareness? In this introductory module, you’ll learn what wetlands are and why they are important, federal laws pertaining to wetlands, requirements and permits needed when working in or around wetlands, guidelines for protecting wetlands, and inspections. Learn more about this awareness course now:

Wetlands Awareness Training

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UST Class C certification training for Connecticut just added!

This NEW UST Class C operator training has been reviewed and approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

Successfully completing this training will award a certificate which grants UST Class C operator certification in Connecticut. For all other states, this course should only be used as a reference (and will not award certification). In many states (PA, VA, etc.) the only way to become Class C certified is to be trained by a certified Class A/B operator.

UST Certification

UST Class C Operator Training Program

(5 modules)

In this training program, you’ll learn important topics for CT UST operators such as:

Introduction to Class C Operators:
  • Class C operator responsibilities & certification
  • Operator requirements and training records
  • and more
UST System Components:
  • What is an underground storage tank
  • The primary parts of a pump dispenser
  • Spill prevention equipment
  • Safeguard and emergency shut off devices
  • and more
Spill and Overfill Prevention:
  • Main sources of UST releases
  • How to be prepared for an emergency
  • Correct filling practices
  • and more
Emergency Response:
  • Release monitoring
  • Common causes of spills and releases
  • What to do in case of an emergency
  • and more
  • Spill containment materials
  • Basic steps to follow when responding to a petroleum spill
  • Washing down spills
  • and more

View Training Details Now!

And make sure to check out all of our other UST Class A/B operator

certification and preparatory training programs too! 

Safety & Awareness Spotlight: Radon

Check yourself and protect yourself from radon. January is Radon Action Month, which is a great time to raise awareness about this invisible radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. Radon is the #1 environmental cause of cancer deaths and the #2 cause of lung cancer deaths. Since you can’t smell or see radon, testing your home is the only way to determine if you are living with high levels of this dangerous gas.

Here’s what the EPA has to say about protecting yourself and your family:

“January is national Radon Action Month and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon. January is an especially good time to test homes and schools because windows and doors are closed tightly and people spend more time indoors.

Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States with an estimated 21,000 deaths a year. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. By making simple fixes in a home or building people can lower their health risks from radon.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas; so testing is the only way to know if radon is present in your home or school. Test kits are available in home improvement centers and hardware stores and costs approximately $20. The kits are simple to use with easy testing and mailing instructions.

Make the commitment to protect your family. Test for radon. Fix the problem if you find elevated radon levels. Save a life!”

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Check out helpful links and tips on finding test kits, learning about the health hazards, and even how it can affect your business on EPA’s site here: https://www.epa.gov/radon

Happy Holidays from Envicomply!

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Big News for Our ECATTS team!

We are happy to announce that our ECATTS government training division has recently been awarded another 5 year contract with the U.S. Navy, providing their online environmental and safety compliance training! The Navy has been a loyal and wonderful client for 20 years now and we are thrilled to continue working with them. Keep up the great work, Navy, and thank you for all you do!

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Pesticide Warning

New Settlement Over Pesticide Violations Costs Company $79,000 in Civil Penalties

“EPA settlement with PBI-Gordon Corporation resolves alleged violations of pesticide labeling requirements in Longmont, Colorado, and Monroe, Washington

Agreement with Kansas-based company resolves findings of non-compliance

DENVER (November 6, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with PBI-Gordon Corporation (PBI) of Shawnee, Kansas, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in Longmont, Colorado, and Monroe, Washington. Under the terms of a Consent Agreement and Final Order filed on November 5th, PBI will pay a civil penalty of $79,000 to resolve the alleged violations.

“EPA’s pesticide laws ensure that consumers have clear and current information about products and how to use them safely,” said Suzanne Bohan, director of EPA’s regional enforcement program. “We will continue to secure compliance with labeling requirements that protect people from exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”

The PBI-Gordon Corporation supplies herbicide products to approximately 60 distributors throughout the United States which package and sell lawn turf weed-and-feed products to retailers such as Ace Hardware, Lowe’s and Walmart. As the registrant of these herbicides, PBI is responsible for ensuring its distributors are using the most current and complete pesticide labels to ensure protection of human health and the environment.

Today’s settlement resulted from EPA-led inspections at PBI distributor facilities in Colorado and Washington. On June 9, 2015, EPA conducted an inspection at the company’s Wolfkill facility in Monroe, Washington, and found the facility was packaging a weed-and-feed product with labels missing required information including precautionary language, directions and instructions for proper use, and current storage and disposal directions.

On July 29, 2016, EPA conducted an inspection at the Gro Tech II/Green-it Turf facility in Longmont, Colorado. EPA found the facility was distributing two PBI weed-and-feed products with outdated labels missing required storage and disposal directions.

FIFRA’s labeling requirements provide the public with important, current information on how to safely use, store and dispose of pesticide products.” 

Do not dismiss the importance of proper labeling, storage and disposal of pesticides. Violating these requirements puts you at risk. Knowing what you can do to avoid violations like this can help keep you and your business safe.

Check out our Pesticide Awareness training now and learn about pesticide laws, Best Management Practices, proper storage and disposal of pesticides, and what to expect during an inspection.

Stay safe. Stay in compliance. 

You can read more at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-settlement-pbi-gordon-corporation-resolves-alleged-violations-pesticide-labeling

Construction Contractor Training

Training Spotlight: Construction Contractor Course Packs

Did you know about our Contractor Course Packs? We offer a variety of contractor training packages tailored to your specific job roles and responsibilities.

Each targeted curriculum ranges from 11-21 courses and includes helpful training enhancements like images, voice overs, videos, and knowledge checks to assist with your overall learning experience. And even better, by purchasing one of our predesigned course packs, you’ll be SAVING 10% off the individual purchase of each course! 

Our Contractor Training Course Pack offerings include:

Electrical Contractor Course Pack (14 courses)

Environmental Manager Awareness Course Pack (11 courses)

Hazard Abatement Contractor Course Pack (13 courses)

Landscape Contractor Course Pack (16 courses)

Mechanical Contractor Course Pack (17 courses)

Painting Contractor Course Pack (12 courses)

Plumbing Contractor Course Pack (12 courses)

Prime Contractor Course Pack (21 courses)

Sitework Contractor Course Pack (19 courses)

Maintaining your compliance on the job site is easier than ever with our Contractor Course Packs being just a click away. So avoid costly fines and violations by getting the training you need. Check out all of our contractor training now!

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Do You Know How To Stay Lead Safe?

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is here. NLPPW encourages individuals, organizations and governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Lead exposure to children can be extremely harmful causing damage to the brain and nervous system, as well as slowed development. 

The most common route of lead exposure in children is ingestion from chemicals and foreign bodies containing lead such as lead paint (peels, chips, paint removal) or contaminated food or water. It is important to keep yourself educated on the products you use for your safety and the safety of those around you. Did you know we offer training courses in Lead Management and Lead Awareness for this purpose? Check them out now:

Lead & Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Management 

In this 3 module training curriculum, you’ll learn:

  • What lead and lead-based paint (LBP) is
  • Modern day products that contain lead
  • Lead laws and executive orders
  • How to detect lead-based paint
  • Precautions you should take when remodeling buildings that contain LBP
  • LBP abatement activities
  • Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) activities
  • Lead’s harmful health effects on the human body (adults and children)
  • Why lead is so toxic to humans
  • Lead sources and how you could be exposured
  • Lead exposure symptoms
  • How to reduce potential health risks from exposure to lead
  • The different methods to test for lead in paint (laboratory and field testing)
  • Proper LBP waste disposal
  • Removal of structures containing LBP
  • Certifications to conduct work with LBP
  • How to become certified to perform LBP renovations
  • Proper procedures for safely removing LBP
  • States authorized to administer the LBP program
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • TSCA notification exceptions
  • The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and LBP
  • OSHA and LBP
  • Plus more

Lead Awareness

In this training course, you’ll learn:

  • What lead is and who regulates it
  • Common uses of lead
  • Why lead is used in products
  • Routes of lead exposure
  • Symptoms of lead poisoning
  • Levels of lead poisoning
  • Lead dangers for children and adults
  • Preventative measures to avoid lead poisoning
  • Plus more

Visit https://www.epa.gov/lead/national-lead-poisoning-prevention-week to learn more about NLPPW.