Storm water effects us all
Novi, Mich. (PRWEB) December 20, 2007
Toxic effects on plants and animals, erosion of creek banks, lowering of water levels. These are the adverse effects of the absence of a storm water runoff program. And no industry wants any of them.
Then there are the fines. There are fines for each violation, based on the type and amount of illegally discharged or dumped material. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, violations for not implementing a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) can result in fines totaling from the hundreds to the tens of thousands of dollars per day, per violation -- fines severely hindering your ability to focus on your core business.
Mastery Technologies, Inc., announces the release of a new safety course, Storm Warnings: Storm Water Pollution Prevention, CBT. The interactive training -- with video produced by Excal Visual -- is available on the Web, Intranet or CD.
"We are pleased to continue providing Excal Visual's training on our best-in-industry platform," said Kirk Berry, vice president of sales for Mastery Technologies, Inc.
Storm Warnings training is appropriate for anyone working in an industry handling chemicals, petroleum products, wastes, herbicides, pesticides or other industrial-type materials. This includes workers that are covered under a General or Multi-Sector General Permit for storm water discharges, as well as workers at municipal facilities covered under an MS4 Permit.
Storm water pollution occurs any time industrial-type materials are washed away with storm water run-off or snow melt. This training prepares employees and contractors to prevent storm water pollution and know the laws by learning Best Management Practices (BMPs) of working safely around storm water drains.
52 learner interactions, focusing primarily on the most common BMPs, actively involve the learner in the training. The course presents interactive instruction covering these topics:
- Storm water and the law
- Good housekeeping
- Materials management
- Spill response
- Equipment fueling and repair
- Outdoor manufacturing
- Preventive maintenance
- Waste management
- Dust emission
"Storm water effects us all," said Mike King, president of Excal Visual, "this training gives industry the tools they need to avoid fines and focus their efforts on their main work."
About Mastery Technologies, Inc.
Mastery Technologies, Inc., located in Detroit, Dallas, and Boston, has been a leader in workplace health and safety training technology since 1986. Mastery Technologies has partnered with leading video content providers to co-produce the largest interactive multimedia training library available today to the workplace health, safety, and environmental marketplace. Mastery Advantage™ products are sold by Mastery Technologies, its Licensed Content Partners and The Mastery Group -- comprised of independent licensed distributors with in-depth experience in workplace training and technology.
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