Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Biological Health & Safety Awareness Training for Onsite Wastewater Professionals

February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees:

Members:  $30.00 (HST & Fees incl.)
Not-Yet-Members:  $35.00 (HST & Fees incl.)

Pre-registration is required.

Register today on the Eventbrite website.

Course Description

If your work requires you to inspect a septic tank or a leaching bed, pump a septic tank or to sample a tertiary system, you need to take this course!  There are several activities that onsite wastewater professionals do everyday that potentially exposes them to raw sewage or effluent.  These exposures can have serious impacts on onsite workers themselves but also to unsuspecting individuals that they come into contact during the course of their work day.  This course will get you thinking very seriously about taking the necessary actions to protect your health, the health of your staff and of the public.

The workshop covers:

  • the microbiology of wastewater hazards
  • risk analysis for health & safety of workers
  • considerations for risk mitigation, planning and personal protection
  • impacts of pathogen transer through cross contamination to coworkers, clients and public

The workshop also highlights the importance and value of pathogen removal in onsite wastewater treatment processes, but also the inherent risks working in the industry that must be addressed for occupational health and safety.

Instructor:  Rick Esselment, ESSE Canada.

This course is a required aptitude for the designations of OOWA’s Registered Professional Program:

  • Designer
  • Installer
  • Private Inspector
  • Project Administrative Professional
  • Regulatory Inspector
  • Residuals Transporter
  • Technical Sale Consultant
  • Wastewater Service Technician



February 19
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Ontario Onsite Wastewater Associaiton


Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
1424 Clarke Road
London, N5V 5B9
+ Google Map
© Copyright - Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association