Vigilance in the manufacture, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials not only protects our health and well-being, it impacts our national defense. This college credit certificate will supply well-trained workers with a broad perspective on the environment and safety.
The Hazardous Materials Specialist Technical Certificate focuses on personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites as well as the response to an accident involving hazardous materials in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.210 (e)(3)(i). Graduates will be expected to identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances. Graduates will also learn to identify appropriate regulations and action levels to ensure the health and safety of the workers. Graduates of this program research applicable local, state, and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; to maintain records as required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT); to develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; to plan for emergency response to hazardous material incidents; and to protect employees/workers/communities from hazardous material exposures.
Local corporate and governmental authorities participate on the Florida State College at Jacksonville advisory board for this program. Members include: CSX, JEA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Army Corp of Engineers, St. Johns River Water Management District, and others. These programs meet their anticipated needs.
The courses in this technical certificate are part of the Environmental Science Technology (2166) (A.S.) degree. Students may choose to pursue an A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the A.S. degree. Students may also choose to pursue one of more technical certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field.
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