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October 2004: Inspector Safety and Unexploded Ordnance

In 2004, the LEA Training Program arranged for Carl Palladino to teach a one-day class on inspector safety and unexploded ordnance. The training consisted of two separate but related sessions. The morning session (Inspector Safety) provided an overview and refresher for solid waste inspectors on the issue of field safety. The afternoon session (Unexploded Ordnance) trained field staff to identify unexploded devices and follow specific safety rules when dealing with these devices.

Course Topics

Inspector Safety

  1. Review CIWMB inspection rules
  2. Discuss types of hazards (fire, explosion, radiological, chemical, and physical)
  3. Consider hazard recognition and avoidance for each type
  4. Identify workplace violence warning signs
  5. Allow participants to create a job hazard analysis for differing work site scenarios

Unexploded Ordnance

  1. Recognize unexploded ordnance
  2. Identify the hazards
  3. Provide procedures for unexploded devices

Dates and Locations

  • October 13, 2004--San Diego
  • October 14, 2004--West Covina
  • October 20, 2004--Sacramento


Fifty-four (54) people attended the training including LEA staff, CIWMB staff and other local government staff. Attendees were offered 4 hours of CEU credits for this workshop from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

Current Training Schedule

There is a field inspector safety training scheduled for October and November 2006. Please visit our training calendar to view other upcoming trainings.

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Last updated: September 8, 2006
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