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Continuing Education


Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)          

CERT training helps you prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbors for severe weather, emergencies, and disasters. Offered in partnership with the Cities of Staunton & Waynesboro
and Augusta County, this training covers: disaster preparedness and mitigation; fire safety; emergency first aid; terrorism awareness/preparedness; disaster psychology; emergency preparedness for persons with special needs; pandemic flu preparedness; animals and disasters; and search and rescue.
Meets: Nine Thursdays, Mar 19-May 14, 6:30 pm-9 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Rebecca Joyce, CSPDC
Fee: FREE (#65640)

Combustible Dust Explosion Hazard Awareness

Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form and if such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, under certain conditions it can become explosive. Grain, feed, flour, and pesticides can all present an explosion hazard, and in this class you will learn about OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program, techniques and procedures to minimize this hazard in your operations, and fire prevention and special precautions that must be considered in fighting dust related fires and explosions.
Meets: Eight sessions, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Mar 9-25, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Tom Boxler
Fee: $209 (#65689)

EPA Method 9 “Smoke School” for Industrial Emissions

Blue Ridge Community College, in partnership with Opacity Consultants, LLC, is offering EPA Test Method 9 (Smoke School) classroom instruction, field training and testing required for EPA certification.  Many industrial facilities emit emissions visible to the human eye, with federal, state and local agencies establishing emission limits and monitoring requirements (codified federal law described in 40 CFR 60, Appendix A). 
Meets: One Tuesday, Mar 10, 8 am-noon; BRCC Plecker Center
To register, call Opacity Consultants (919/902-8602), or visit the Opacity Consultants website.

OSHA General Industry Training Courses

Both the 10- and 30-Hour courses below apply toward an Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) General Industry course completion card.  Successful completion of each course – which covers topics pertaining to regulations covered by Standard 29 CFR 1910 - will help to meet General Industry standards established by OSHA. Employees must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on specific hazards of their jobs.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Course

Meets: Five sessions; Tuesday & Thursday, Feb 3-17, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Tom Boxler
Fee: $149 (#65642)

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training Course

Meets: Fifteen sessions; Tuesdays & Thursdays, Mar 24-May 12, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker    Center
Instructor: Tom Boxler
Fee: $359 (#65643)

OSHA Inspection/Audit Preparation

In this class you will develop the basic knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare your organization or company for an OSHA inspection and/or audit. You will learn to develop a plan and process to prepare for an OSHA inspection and/or audit, understand the ramifications of the various citations issued by OSHA during the inspection, and learn the process of abatement, contesting a violation, and requesting standards variances.
Meets: Five sessions, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Feb 23-Mar 4, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Tom Boxler
Fee: $139 (#65687)