Environmental Health and Safety

CCC offers a variety of environmental health and safety courses. These courses can be offered at the college or on site. We can customize our training programs to meet your organization’s unique needs and culture. 

Our courses offer convenience, flexibility and relevance because they are based on real-world applications and taught by industry experts. In addition, our flexible training ensures that you get exactly what you need, when you need it. 

You’ll find the classes we offer listed below, and you can expand the tabs to see course descriptions. You can find upcoming courses with our Community & Industry Class Search. Please remember that we also can customize classes to meet your specific needs.

Backflow Recertification

Recertification includes classroom study and hands- on review of the backflow field. Course meets the requirements set by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulations and Licensure for receiving CEUs toward recertification.

Confined Space Entry and Rescue

The Confined Space Entry and Rescue class covers OSHA guidelines CFR 1910.146 and provides hands-on experience for people working in confined spaces. This training utilizes a state of the art “simulator” to present realistic hands on training.

Topics included

  • Definition and identification
  • Hazard recognition
  • PPE
  • Safety equipment
  • Communication equipment
  • Requirements of the program that must be met for permit entry
  • Roles of entrant, attendant and supervisor
  • Atmospheric monitoring
  • Mode, signs, symptoms and consequences of exposure
  • Evacuation Requirements
  • Emergency procedures and non-entry rescue methods
  • Employer's Responsibilities
DOT Hazardous Materials

This 49 CFR (DOT regulations) trainingcourse is intended to provide familiarization with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and fulfill the tri-annual DOT HazMat Refresher requirement. This program is designed for any person or business that:

  • Transports hazardous material
  • Prepares shipping papers or labeling for packages to be transported
  • Selects or purchases packaging
  • Handles finished hazmat packages
  • Is involved in the transport of any hazardous materials

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Hazard classes and divisions
  • The Hazardous Materials Table
  • Packaging: Marking and Labeling
  • Hazmat descriptions and proper shipping names
  • Shipping papers
  • Placarding
Forklift Certification

Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), or forklifts, occur in US workplaces. These accidents can be avoided! Operating a lift truck is an important job. So important, that OSHA requires that only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck. This program will comply with the OSHA requirements for 29 CFR 1910.178-Powered Industrial Trucks.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Forklift Orientation
  • Prestart Inspections
  • Stability and Design
  • Proper Safety Procedures
  • Handling and Transporting Hazardous Materials
  • General Awareness of Various Federal Regulations

Training includes lecture as well as hands-on driving experience. Individuals attending this workshop will perform a driving test using a provided forklift. Attendees must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. This workshop is taught in English.

8-Hour Hazmat Refresher

The 8-Hour Hazmat Refresher course is designed to comply with requirements regarding annual refresher training for hazardous waste site and emergency response workers who have previously received the 24-hour and/or 40-hour training.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • 29CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Protective Clothing
  • Hazardous Materials in Confined Spaces
  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • First Aid for Hazardous Material Personnel
  • Hazard Identification
  • Response Levels Review and Control Zones
  • Decontamination
24-Hour Hazwoper

Are your employees trained on how to respond to a hazardous material spill or release? This three-day session is designed to satisfy the 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements for employees engaged in emergency response, containment, control and clean-up of hazardous materials released during an incident at your facility.

This course is required for industry that has the potential of accidental release of hazardous chemicals. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Regulation Overview
  • 29CFR 1910.120 Hazard
  • Communication Standard
  • 29CFR 1919.120 Hazardous

Waste Operations and Emergency Response

  • • 29CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
  • Recognition and Identification of Hazardous Material
  • Toxicology
  • Protective Clothing (PPE)
  • Incident Management and Control
  • Work Zones
  • Decontamination
40-Hour Hazwoper

Course is intended for waste site workers and clean-up personnel at environmental superfund locations. Contractors may need this training to do work on certain environmental sites.

Topics included:

  • Regulation Overview
  • Site Characterization
  • Toxicology
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Chemical Awareness
  • Radiological Hazards
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • PPE: Face, Head, Foot and Hand
  • Site Control
  • Decontamination
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Air Monitoring
  • Personal Sampling
  • Material Sampling
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Excavation
  • Emergency Procedures

The lockout/tagout standard remains one of OSHA’s Top 10 sited standards. This training will give you the tools and knowledge needed to stay safe and comply with OSHA’s LOTO standards 1910.47 and 1926.417. Arm yourself or your employees with the tools to do the job safely.

Topics included:

  • Authorized employees
  • Affected employees
  • Lockout devices
  • Types of energy
  • Engineering
  • Enforcement
  • Applying energy controls
  • Annual Inspections
  • Special Situations
NFPA 70E/Arc Flash

Electrical hazards, proper electrical work practices and procedures, and the safe installation of electrical equipment will be discussed. You will learn how the NFPA 70E requirements work in conjunction with OSHA requirements. Designed to keep workers safe and up-to-date, this program provides workers with lifesaving information.

NFPA 70E Topics of Interest:

  • Introduction to 70E
  • Qualified vs. Unqualified
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Shock Hazards vs. Flash Hazards
  • Approach Boundaries for Shock Protection
  • Limited
  • Restricted
  • Prohibited
  • Flash Protection Boundaries
  • PPE
  • Hazard Risk Categories
10-Hour OSHA Construction

The 10-Hour OSHA Construction (29 CFR 1926) safety course is intended for entry-level participants and provides instruction on a variety of general construction safety and health standards. Upon successful completion of this course participants will be mailed an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-Hour Card.

30-Hour OSHA Construction

The four-day 30-Hour OSHA Construction (29 CFR 1926) course covers safety principles as well as policies, procedures and standards. Attendees will gain an understanding of the scope and application of OSHA regulations as they apply to the construction industry.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Introduction to OSHA, OSH ACT/General Duty 5 (a) (1): General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Competent Person (Subpart C)
  • Recordkeeping (CFR Part 1904)
  • Electrical (Subpart K)
  • Fall Protection (Subpart M)
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment, (Subpart E)
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal (Subpart H)
  • Tools-Hand and Power, (Subpart I)
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors, (Subpart N)
  • Excavations (Subpart P)
  • Stairways and Ladders, (Subpart X)
10-Hour OSHA General Industry

This course is ideal for supervisors with safety and health responsibilities and for employee safety and health awareness.

Students will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles covered in OSH Act Part 1910. Special emphasis will be placed on areas most hazardous using OSHA standards as a guide.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach DOL course completion card.

Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:

  • State the purpose of the OSH Act and list the functions of OSHA
  • List the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act
  • The basic requirements for proper aisle and passageway maintenance
  • Guidelines for identification and protection of floor openings
  • To understand the importance of effective egress fire protection program
  • To know the safe means of egress to provide fire protection in emergencies from new or old buildings or structures
  • Outline the general requirements for general safety standards
30-Hour OSHA General Industry

The 30-Hour OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910) course gives insight into the more complicated elements of the OSHA standards for general industry. It provides compliance safety training to prepare employees for the hazards found in manufacturing, service and distribution companies. Attendees will gain an in-depth knowledge of occupational safety and health standards.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Intro to OSHA: An overview of the OSH Act, including citations and penalties, plus tips on how to avoid them.
  • Subpart D: Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Subpart E: Means of Egress
  • Subpart G: Hearing Conservation
  • Subpart H: Hazardous Materials
  • Subpart I: Personal Protective Equipment
  • Subpart J: Confined Space; Lockout/Tagout; Machine Guarding
  • Subpart K: Medical and First Aid
  • Subpart L: Fire Protection
  • Subpart N: Materials Handling and Storage
  • Subpart O: Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Subpart Q: Welding, Cutting and Brazing
  • Subpart S: Electrical
  • Subpart Z: Blood-borne Pathogens
Water Operator’s Training

Workshops are designed for Grade I- IV water operators who are dedicated to the water industry by keeping in stride with the latest in water industry regulations and technology. This class meets the requirements set by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulations and Licensure for receiving CEUs toward recertification

Other Training

Other Training

  • GHS Hazard Communication
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Customized Training
  • On-site Training