The Detroit Training Center’s Environmental Training Courses are intended to provide students with a complete understanding of environmental safety and health. Topics include hazardous waste safety, asbestos and lead safety, and environmental hazard management. Our hands-on training facility allows students to train in a real world project setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn from instructors who have actual field experience in capacities ranging from superintendent to project manager to business owner. Using actual field suits, respirators, and decontaminating units prepares students for the field.
Asbestos Abatement Contractor Supervisor Initial
This class prepares students for work in the Asbestos Abatement industry. In depth lecture material will include Asbestos history, health effects and exposure, legal, insurance, pre-work activities and considerations, worker safety, and key terminology. The hands on segment includes preparation of the work area, decontamination, negative pressure containment, airborne fibers, glove bagging techniques, scaffolding and ladder safety. Students receive respirator, respirator fit test, hard hat, and an abatement knife. A physical at a 3rd party location is also included. Certificate of Completion forwarded to State of Michigan for licensing.
Asbestos Abatement Contractor / Supervisor Refresher
This one day class is designed for those holding Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor Licenses in the State of Michigan and is the annual refresher course for Supervisors. In depth review of textbook materials on Asbestos, legal, health effects and exposure. Hands on segment includes glove bagging review, practical abatement, and setup review. Students will receive fit testing. Certificate of Completion forwarded to the State of Michigan for licensing.
EPA Lead Safety RRP
This one day EPA RRP course is essential to workers in every trade within the construction industry. Did you know that you need the EPA RRP license if you are disturbing more than 6 square feet of lead based paint on the inside of a home or other facility occupied by children, or more than 20 square feet on the exterior? This training course will keep you compliant with the latest EPA Lead paint requirements and regulations. Licenses are good for 5 years and firms can also get certified.
Lead Abatement Supervisor Initial
This 32 hour course is required for all individuals interested in abating lead or disturbing more than 6 feet of lead-based paint. The Lead Abatement Supervisor training provides information on lead-based paint abatement and regulatory guidelines. The class meets local government and EPA training requirements for those individuals that will plan and/or oversee lead abatement work. A certified Supervisor can perform all of the duties that a Lead Worker can, and additionally a Supervisor is responsible for occupant safety during the abatement process and for writing the abatement plan. The course focuses on essential abatement procedures including site preparation, contract planning, project management, abatement implementation and record-keeping. This workshop prepares you to immediately apply your knowledge to the field, with extensive hands-on training and real-world examples from experienced instructors.
Lead Abatement Worker Initial
This 24-hour course is required by the State of Michigan, Lead Abatement Act of 1998, which requires certification of individuals engaged in lead-based paint activities in the state of Michigan. Certification requires the individual to meet minimum education and/or experience qualifications, successfully complete an accredited training course, and pass a third-party certification examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, a State of Michigan lead certification card will be issued to you.
Lead Abatement Refresher
This one-day course is for individuals that have already been certified in lead abatement and need to renew their certification. Lead Abatement certification is valid for three years, with an annual maintenance fee. Prior to the end of each three year period, a certification in good standing may be renewed by successful completion of an appropriate refresher course and successful completion of a third party exam. These courses meet the training requirements of the US EPA/HUD and state agencies for these disciplines. Meets OSHA annual Lead Hygiene and Hazard Communication Training requirements. Additionally, training requirements are completed for compliance with OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards (including fit Testing).
The Hazwoper 24hr Course is designed to prepare those working on a job site with hazardous waste while exceeding OSHA requirements for certification under OSHA rule 29 CFR 1910.120. “Employers are responsible for ensuring employees are provided with training to perform their job duties safely.” This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
The Hazwoper 40hr Course is designed to prepare those working on a job site with hazardous waste while exceeding OSHA requirements for certification under OSHA rule 29 CFR 1910.120. “Employers are responsible for ensuring employees are provided with training to perform their job duties safely.” This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
Hazmat – Incident Reporting
The Incident Reporting Course was designed to prepare those working on a job site with the proper techniques to accurately record and report onsite incidents and injuries. Incidents can occur at a job site or in route to a job sate, with or without hazardous materials. A hazardous materials incident may result from an accident that occurs in the course of the hazardous material’s transportation, but it is not correct to automatically equate an accident on the road involving hazardous materials with a hazardous material incident.
LEED Green Associate Prep
LEED Green Associate is the introductory-level LEED credential, and sets you apart from your competition as a green building expert. This course will provide an introduction to green building and sustainable design principles, specifically as they relate to USGBC’s LEED Rating System. It prepares individuals to pass the LEED Green Associate exam on the first try, and is the first step in becoming a LEED professional. Students will be given over 500 simulated practice exam questions, memorization study sheets.
Classroom instruction on risk mitigation, asbestos terminology, possible health concerns, overview of procedures and equipment. Students will leave with an understanding of asbestos as a material and the trade of asbestos removal. Students receive overview packet of all material covered and Certificate of Completion.
Classroom instruction on risk mitigation, lead terminology, possible health concerns, overview of procedures and equipment. Students will leave with an understanding of lead as a material and the trade of lead removal. This two hour course communicates information such as methods of recognizing lead, health effects associated with lead exposure, how to minimize exposure, warning signs and labels. Students receive overview packet of all material covered and Certificate of Completion.
This course provides an understanding of the basic health effects, routes of entry, methods of compliance and prevention, and regulatory requirements for cadmium standards applicable to workplaces covered by the general industry standard 29CFR 1910. This course familiarizes the learner with OSHA regulations related to cadmium. Topics include definitions and descriptions of cadmium, common uses, routes of exposure, health hazards, signs and symptoms of exposure, preventative measures for exposure, and supervisor and employee responsibilities.
Emergency Response / Rescue
The Emergency Response and Rescue course details what emergency response information must be included and how it is to be presented when issues occur at the jobsite. This information becomes especially important for responders to hazardous materials incidents who use the information to protect themselves and the public from a material’s hazards. The course will cover Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR). HMR provides minimum standards of compliance for the transportation of hazardous materials in the U.S..