February 23-24, 2021
8:30am - 12:00pm EST (Log-in time: 7:45am - 8:00am EST)
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD A PHOTO OF YOURSELF HOLDING YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID (passport, driver’s license, municipal, or county ID) BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE COURSE.
PFAS - four letters that seem to be in the news everywhere you turn. What are they and why is everyone talking about them? This online course has been designed to give you a strong introduction to the topic.
PFAS is an acronym for members of a broad group of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS as a group contains categories and classes of durable chemicals and materials with properties that include oil, water, temperature, chemical, and fire resistance, as well as electrical insulating properties. Since approximately the 1940's, these characteristics have led to widespread applications in industry. From clothing to cookware and from packaging to firefighting foams, they have literally been used everywhere.
Now, due to the persistent nature of these substances in the environment – and potential impacts to humans – energetic examinations of occurrences in air, water, soils, and sediment are underway, accompanied by development of possible treatment and cleanup technologies. Let us be the ones to give you the information you need to start off on the right foot as we face this new environmental challenge. Industry experts and scientists will present the facts you need for a strong footing as you plan how to best proceed!
Chris Venezia, LSRP, is a senior operations manager with Mott MacDonald and has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry ranging from site investigation through remediation, and regulatory compliance and negotiation. He will be joined by a group of industry experts to give you up-to-date information on PFAS.
Steve Barnett, Esq., PE, CIH, MSPH Connell Foley LLP
J. Margie Gray, PE, Principal Engineer, Mott MacDonald
James Occhialini, Specialty Services Practice Leader, Alpha Analytical
Robert Starcher, PhD, PG, Senior Project Geologist, Mott MacDonald
In addition to 0.65 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental training course is approved for the following credits:
NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 6.5 TCHs (Approval #01-012002-30)
NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for PFAS: Background, Issues, and Treatment Technologies are still pending.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): Pending
NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 5.5 Technical and 0.5 Regulatory
PA Water and Wastewater Operators: 2 Recert Hours
This online course will be facilitated on the Canvas Virtual Platform. It is recommended that you access the course using a computer (desktop or laptop) with a high-speed internet connection. A built-in laptop microphone or external microphone can be used. Webcams are optional. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. Tablets can also be used. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, you should download the Canvas app. Please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567.
You will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. An OCPE staff member will review the picture and verify your identity.
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If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.
Pre-registration is required.