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Safe Practice in the Groundwater Industry



Estimated Contact Time: 3 hours

Credits:
  • NGWA:  0.3 CEU (1 CEU = 10 hours)
  • Per state: Varies, see specific state recognition in description
  • Continuing Education FAQs
Program Description:
This NGWA online, on-demand certificate program, prepared by Denis Crayon, CHST, and Roger E. Renner, MGWC, NGWAF, addresses ways to improve safety in the workplace.

Historically there are three major loss areas in the groundwater industry:
  • Materials handling
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Electrocution/electrical hazards.
This course addresses these three specific areas with the intent to:
  • Inform employees of the hazards
  • Increase awareness of the hazards
  • Provide guidance on immediate actions to mitigate threats to safety.
Who will benefit from taking this course?
  • Field technicians
  • Geothermal contractors
  • Pump installation contractors
  • Safety officers
  • Site managers
  • Water well drilling contractors
  • Water well suppliers.
After completing all of the lessons, you will be able to take a 25-question test. After passing the test, you will be able to download a certificate.

State Recognition:
  • Florida Water Well Contractors Continuing Education Program — 3 S/B ( in effect 07-20-2020 to 07-20-2022 )
  • Georgia Water Well Standards Advisory Council — 3 hours
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources — 2 CEUs for well driller and pump installer
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources — 3 credit hours
  • Maryland State Board of Well Drillers — 3 credit hours
  • Minnesota Department of Health — 3 contact hours
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality — 3 hours
  • Nevada Division of Water Resources — .75 CEUs
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — 3 safety CEPs (in effect through 03-31-2023)
  • North Dakota State Water Commission — 3 CECs
  • Ohio Department of Health — 3 CE hours
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board — 3 CEUs
  • Oregon Water Resources Department — 3 CECs (in effect through January 2023)
  • South Carolina Environmental Certification Board — 3 hours
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation — 3 hours
  • Washington Department of Ecology — 1.5 CEUs
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources — 3 CECs for PIP, WDP WDRO, and HEDI HEDRO ( in effect through 12-31-2022)
  • Wyoming State Engineer’s Office — 3 CPCs