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Training Standards

All BELFOR Environmental field employees and specific subcontractor personnel receive basic training that focuses on health and safety, contaminant specific, transportation and disposal, and contract management functions.

Basic Training

Basic training requirements for particular types of employees and subcontractors vary according to job descriptions. All employees and subcontractors are required to have current OSHA Health and Safety training. BELFOR Environmental personnel responsible for providing core services must have appropriate contract administration and project management training.

Project Managers, Chemist/Scientist, Foreman/Supervisor, Equipment Operators, Leadmen, Truck Drivers and Response Technicians are required to take the following training courses:

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1920.120: 40-Hour
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120: 8-Hour Annual Refresher
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120: 8-Hour Supervisor
  • OSHA 40 CFR 763 Asbestos: 4-Day/Worker
  • Spill Response Operations and Equipment

Project Managers and Foreman/Supervisors are required to also take the following training courses:

  • OSHA 40CFR 763 Asbestos: 5-Day Contractor/Supervisor
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146(g): Confined Space Entry/Rescue
  • CPR and First Aid
  • U.S. DOT HM181 and HM126F
  • Lead Awareness

For all other positions, depending on specific functions, these courses are preferred and/or mandatory:

  • OSHA 40CFR 763 Asbestos: 5-Day Contractor/Supervisor
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146(g): Confined Space Entry/Rescue
  • CPR and First Aid
  • U.S. DOT HM181 and HM126F
  • Lead Awareness

 

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Specialized Training

Specialized training is required for employees, team and non-team subcontractor personnel working on project sites that present special challenges. Specialized training is tailored to meet job-specific hazards. These include:

  • Tank car railroad
  • Advanced tank car railroad
  • Intermodal container / vessel
  • Highway response
  • Incident command
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Excavation hazards
  • Fire hazards
  • Specialized equipment hazards
  • Forklift / Lift-truck Training
  • Electrical safety hazards
  • Radiological hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Fall protection hazards
  • Methamphetamine labs

BELFOR Environmental requires all field personnel to carry evidence of training to every delivery order job site. Required training records that must be maintained by each employee as part of his or her “travel pack” include:

  • Health and Safety Checklist that records the employee’s OSHA training;
  • Fitness For Duty form that certifies the employee fit for work;
  • Certifications to operate heavy equipment;
  • Respiratory protective equipment and training records;
  • CPR / First-Aid training;
  • Certificates of training for basic and specialized training course completed.