Brad Karich, Hygieneering's Director of Environmental Construction, just recently completed teaching the “Environmental Health & Safety Issues” course for BOMI International/BOMA Chicago. This 6-week course is one of the required courses for property/building managers to achieve the Real Property Administrator (RPA), Facility Management Administrator (FMA) or the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) designations.
The course provides an overview of the environmental health and safety considerations in building operations and the base skills to develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines governing facility health and safety issues, and assess when to obtain technical assistance.
The Major Topics Covered included:
OSHA and EPA Regulations
Asbestos and Lead Management
Office and Industrial Ergonomics
Indoor Air Quality
Air Emissions and Pollution Control
Audits, Recordkeeping and Legal Issues