Safety Committee meeting: Hazardous Animals, Insects and Poison Plants - On Demand
Recorded On: 09/18/2023
CWEA Members: $38.00
1.8 Contact Hours Towards CWEA Certifications: ALL
This 60 minute webinar, hosted by the CWEA Safety Committee, designed to bring information to those working in locations that may contain the following dangerous animals, insects, spiders, fire ants and poisonous plants.
• Learning Objectives/Attendee Takeaways
● Venomous snakes (depending upon the region this includes rattlesnakes, copperheads, coral snakes and water moccasins)
● Deer mice that may be infected with Hanta Virus
● Venomous spiders and arachnids including black and brown widows, brown recluse, scorpions and fire ants
● Stinging insects including bees, wasps and hornets
● Poison plants which regionally include poison oak and ivy and poison sumac
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Safety training presentation
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Safety Committee Update (everyone is welcome)
• Cal/OSHA Update
• Southern/Northern Safety Day
• Getting Involved
Wastewater/Public Agency Safety Expert
David Burpeau has been a Water and Wastewater Safety Professional for 45 years. In addition, has served as a consultant specializing in water utilities and disciplines pertaining to Occupational Health & Safety, Water and Wastewater Security, Emergency Management, and risk management, Insurance, Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene Risk Management and Loss Control. Recently Mr. Burpeau has become associated with Water Otter, developing safety content for their Water and Wastewater training system, and previously had done the same for Target Safety, AKA Vector Solutions.
As a safety professional with two large water and wastewater agencies in San Diego, California, and a consultant to many more. Mr. Burpeau’s leadership, systems and programs enjoyed significant success related to reductions in accidents, injuries and other losses resulting in at least 80% reductions in losses. In addition, one organization worked several years without a lost workday injury. He also developed internal confined space, and trenching rescue teams that also were proficient in chlorine leaks and other chemical emergencies.
Mr. Burpeau is a Viet Nam era veteran serving as a Navy Corpsman with specialty training in general medicine, surgery, radiology, emergency medicine and other medical disciplines. As a federal employee he worked as an associate within a medical/surgical research/tissue bank facility working on a team that worked to develop and perfect new surgical techniques. Mr. Burpeau was a partner with Don Brown Productions, the world’s leader in safety video production and was responsible for the development of more than 2500 safety and training videos of which Mr. Burpeau crafted hundreds of topics.
Mr. Burpeau has extensive training experience in safety program content development and implementation providing training programs to senior management, utility and general industry, managers, and employees. Mr. Burpeau also has extensive training and experience in security associated with Public Agencies, Homeland Security and Security for Houses of Worship. including weapons training and use.
Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.8 contact hours towards ALL CWEA's certifications.
To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds. Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.
Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.
Once you have entered the correct attendance check codes, you will be able to create and download an electronic certificate of completion under the "Contents" tab.