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LEA & Facility Operator Training

2009 Eight-Hour Tier One Refresher Training

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The California Integrated Waste Management Board (Board) offered the last Tier 1 training class for 2009 to LEAs and Board staff who perform field activities regularly and have the potential to encounter known hazardous environments. The goal of this training was to emphasize the importance of safety practices and provide heightened awareness of potential hazards encountered in the field.

Topics Covered

  • HAZWOPER Overview
  • Hazard Communications
  • Health and Safety Terminology
  • Confined Space
  • Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
  • Personal Protection Equipment and Decontamination
  • Case Study
  • Air Monitoring Instrumentation
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Vehicle Safety/Heavy Equipment Hazards
  • Pre and Post Field Activities
  • Review Case Study


79 LEAs representing 32 jurisdictions from throughout the state attended, as did 54 CIWMB staff.


Mr. Carl Palladino has 22 years experience as a Project Manager, Chemist, Chemistry Teacher, and Product Assurance Engineer, the last 15 years as an environmental consultant. Mr. Palladino provides a wide range of environmental and emergency management services for private companies and governmental agencies. Mr. Palladino's diverse experience includes working in hazmat emergencies, managing hazardous and radioactive waste investigations and remediation, consulting for emergency management and counterterrorism projects. His credentials also include designing and implementing air quality studies, developing quality assurance and quality control programs and developing and conducting health and safety trainings. He has taught over 150 technical and safety classes and is recognized as an outstanding and effective trainer. Mr. Palladino is principal consultant with The Palladino Company, Inc. based in San Francisco, California.

Continuing Education Credit

Attendees were offered four hours of continuing education credit from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

Dates and Locations

  • April 30, 2009-Sacramento
  • May 13, 2009-Contra Costa
  • June 24, 2009-Sacramento
  • June 25, 2009-Sacramento
  • July 15, 2009-Riverside
  • December 1, 2009-Sacramento

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