Post-Conference Training Courses

These are full-day courses.
- Courses are held on
Thursday Dec. 8 at the Red Lion Hotel.

- Separate registration fee applies .
- Conference registration is NOT required in order to attend courses.
- Lunch is “on your own.”

A - HazMat / HAZWOPER / Emergency Response Annual Refresher ($150)
B - Lean Six Sigma for the Environmental Manager ($150)


See Below for Course Details


A - HazMat / HAZWOPER / Emergency Response Annual Refresher: 8-Hours
Thursday Dec. 8, 8:00-5:00    |   Fee: $150   |    Presented by: Amec Foster Wheeler

This course meets the OSHA requirement for annual refresher training for those who have taken the following classes and are required to maintain certification.

     - 40-Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations

     - 40-Hour Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incident

     - 24-Hour Hazardous Materials Emergency Response

     - First Responder Awareness and Operations

Designed for emergency responders as well as hazardous waste staff, heavy equipment operators, hydrogeologists, engineers, safety officers and others involved in cleanup of hazardous waste sites, this course reviews:

     - Regulatory agency updates

     - ER plans and team responsibilities

     - Incident and response critique

     - Debriefing techniques

     - Site control

     - Decontamination


Chris Brown is a Senior Industria Hygienist with Amec Foster Wheeler. Over the past six years he has personally authored a library of over 40 instructor led and 30 computer based training courses, and has delivered several OSHA 30 hour Outreach Training courses per year since 2004. One of his recent projects involved authoring twenty Safety Data Sheets for Williams Pipeline in compliance with the OSHA Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication.

Brenda Pittman is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with more than 26 years' experience managing environmental health and safety programs, and serving clients in transportation, environmental remediation, manufacturing, and governmental work settings. She has planned and performed industrial hygiene chemical hazard assessments in a variety of work settings and has prepared complex Health & Safety Plans for hazardous waste site settings as well as Accident Prevention Plans and Activity Hazard Analysis for USACE work sites. Brenda also conducts a range of occupational health and safety trainings.

B - Lean Six Sigma for the Environmental Manager
Thursday Dec. 8, 8:30 - 4:30    |   Fee: $150   |    Presented by NEBC

Lean and Six Sigma are proven techniques for process improvement that many companies and organizations have used for decades. Learn how the same approach can be applied to make them more environmentally sustainable – by reducing water usage and pollution, air emissions, solid waste and landfill charges, hazardous waste, and energy usage. Case studies will be used to illustrate how companies have used these techniques and modes of thinking to engage employees, identify "low-hanging fruit" opportunities, save money, and reduce the risk of fines and penalties.

Tools and concepts that will be discussed include:  The advantage of Lean Six Sigma; Triple Bottom Line; 5 Lean Principles; Waste Pyramid 8 forms of process and environmental waste; Change Management; Value Stream Mapping (VSM); Kaizen events; Gemba walks; Supplier-Inputs-Process-Outputs-Customers (SIPOC); 5S; Kanban; Visual Controls; Safety, Quality, Delivery, Customer (SQDC); Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA); Statistical Process Control (SPC); Regression analysis.

Attendees will leave the training course with at least 3 different process improvement tools or techniques they will want to try out in their company or with their clients to reduce their environmental impact. The techniques can also be used to make your office work more efficient, so you can spend more time with your clients, or handle more workload.

This course is appropriate for two audiences: (1) internal Environment, Health & Safety engineers and managers within companies, and (2) external environmental consultants who work with businesses on reducing their environmental impact on water, air emissions, solid waste, hazardous waste, and energy.

Brion Hurley is a Principal Lean Consultant at Rockwell Collins (manufacturer of Heads Up Displays, Simulator Projectors, and F-35 Helmets) in Wilsonville, OR. He led Rockwell Collins to the Clackamas County Leaders in Sustainability Gold Certification. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and Lean Master certified. He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, and a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa. He obtained a Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Iowa.