Air Quality improves in the U.S.

A recent release from the EPA states that Air Quality continues to improve in the U.S. with the combined emissions of six key pollutants dropping by 73% in the last 46 years:

  • “Lead (3-month average) ↓99 percent
  • Carbon monoxide (8-hour) ↓ 77 percent
  • Sulfur dioxide (1-hour) ↓ 85 percent
  • Nitrogen dioxide (annual) ↓ 56 percent
  • Ground-level ozone (8-hour) ↓ 22 percent
  • Coarse Particulate Matter (24-hour) ↓ 39 percent and Fine Particulate Matter        (24-hour) ↓ 44 percent”

This significant progress to our air quality highlights the importance of the Clean Air Act and how education is essential to maintain a healthy environment.

ECATTS offers targeted environmental curriculum training and individual modules in Air/ Emissions, General Environmental Compliance and much more. Check out what ECATTS training can do for you now at: https://training.ecatts.com/ppCatalogAll?stateName=Select+a+state&state=

To view EPA’s full article, visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/air-quality-continues-improve-while-us-economy-continues-grow

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Great System Feedback from the Air Force

Always a pleasure to hear such positive feedback from our Air Force clients:

“Excellent training material.”

“ I like the fact that the training is simple yet efficient. This [topic] is something I have seen for years and is quite important.”

“Good length, precise and short. Being able to work through the test and the material at the same time saves time while insuring information is learned.”

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“Great learning tools.”

It’s Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, now through the end of November. Stay smart and stay safe by preparing yourself and your family for a potential disaster.

Below are some of the top hurricane preparedness tips to help you weather a storm:

  1. Create an evacuation plan
  2. Build an emergency kit:

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air), plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

 

3. Ensure access to radio broadcasts for information and updates

 

4. Protect windows with storm shutters or plywood (and store all unsecured outdoor items from blowing away)

 

5. Be informed and ready (Learn your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan evacuation routes or locations of nearby shelters. Register family members with special needs or requirements and make a plan for your pets.)

 

6. The Red Cross Emergency App can help provide guidance on what to do before, during and after hurricanes (redcross.org/apps).

 

 

 

Enhancements to your existing Contractor Training!

New Knowledge Checks have recently been added to your Contractor Training to assist in your overall learning experience. These Knowledge Checks act as guides to ensure your knowledge of the material and give you better comprehension of the training. You can now find these Checks in some of the state-specific Contractor modules below:

  • Air Quality
  • Air/ Emissions
  • Asbestos
  • Drinking Water
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Noise, Odor, Light, and Dust Control
  • Overview of Environmental Compliance
  • PCBs Management
  • Pesticides
  • Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants Management
  • Recycling
  • Solid Waste
  • Spill Response
  • Storage Tanks
  • Stormwater
  • Waste Management Guidelines
  • Wastewater
  • Wetlands

Training Updates!

More Knowledge Checks have recently been added to our state training modules! This enhanced user experience to test your comprehension of the material can now be found on the following modules for certain states:

  • Air Quality
  • Asbestos
  • Conservation
  • Corrosion Control
  • Drinking Water
  • Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
  • General Environmental Compliance Information
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste Accumulation Site Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Initial Accumulation Point Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Point Manager
  • Medical Waste Management
  • Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Overview of Environmental Compliance
  • PCBs Management
  • Pesticides
  • Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants Management
  • Pollution Control
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Solid Waste
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
  • Storage Tank Management
  • Stormwater – Basic Information
  • Stormwater – Comprehensive Overview
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Construction Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Demolition Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Renovation Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Carpentry Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Carpet and Tile Installation Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Electrical Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Fire Alarm System Repair Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for HVAC Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Laboratory and Pharmacy Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Paint Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Small Engine Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Submarine Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Vehicle Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines
  • Wastewater
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands