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2021 9-16-21, AC Pipe 8hr, W Springfield
ATC - West Springfield
73 William Franks Drive
West Springfield, MA 01089

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Thursday, September 16, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: AC Pipe Training



Course ID # MWWA 11-008

Wastewater Approval # BC-2012-2494

Approved for Rhode Island Water Operator TCHs

MassDEP has issued guidance for the removal of Asbestos-Cement Pipe.  Employees working on the pipe must take training approved by the Department of Labor Standards to certify that they understand the proper safety protocols and acceptable work practices.  Certification will need to be renewed every 5 years.  This class will provide an understanding of:   

  • Types and uses of asbestos and identification of the material
  • The nature of asbestos-related diseases and routes of exposure
  • Applicable federal and state regulations regarding asbestos
  • Proper techniques for cutting and removing asbestos-cement pipe including a review of MassDEP’s new guidance document
  • Proper use of respirator / PPE
  • Pipe cutting demonstration(s) and pipe wrapping hands-on activity
  • Proper final visual inspection and waste disposal procedures
  • Review of MassDEP's AC Pipe Guidance Document and related reporting forms

Attendees must successfully pass a multiple choice exam to receive certification.  Those completing this seminar will be awarded 5.5 TCHs.  Credits approved for both water and wastewater operators.

LOCATION:              ATC Training Facility

                                 73 William Franks Drive, W. Springfield, MA 01089

DATE:                      Thursday, September 16, 2021

TIME:                        8:00 am – 4:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR:         Greg Morsch, Tom Dion (ATC Associates, Inc.)


8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                Registration

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                Identification and Recognition of Asbestos-Containing Materials

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                Potential Health Effects Related to Asbestos Exposure

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.              Federal Regulations

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.            State of MA Asbestos Regulations

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Asbestos Cement Pipe Work Practices

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.              LUNCH (will be provided)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                Tool Demonstrations

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                Visual Inspections

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.               BREAK

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.               Proper Use of Respirator & PPE

2:45 pm. - 3:15 p.m.                 Hands-On Work Practices

3:15 pm - 3:30 p.m.                  Course Review

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.               Course Examination and Evaluations


 MWWA/UAP Members: $225  Non-Members: $275

CANCELLATION & ATTENDANCE POLICY: No Shows or Cancellations with less than 7 days notice will be charged a $125 cancellation fee.  Participants must attend 90% of the program and complete a session evaluation form to be eligible for TCHs and Asbestos Certification.  TCHs and Certification will not be issued until full payment is received.


To register now:   9-16-21, AC Pipe 8–Hour, W Springfield

For more information:   Flyer


COVID Protocols:
Participation in this training constitutes an agreement to follow any COVID protocols that may be in place during this training. Phone numbers for each attendee will be required for contract tracing. Note that COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that comes with the risk of severe illness and death, and there is always the inherent risk of exposure when in public spaces. Full information on COVID-19, can be found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website. By participating in this training, you assume all risks related to the exposure to COVID-19

Photograph and Information Release:
Participation in this training constitutes an agreement by the attendee to allow the Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA) to use and distribute the participant’s image in any MWWA-related publication or social media site.


Contact: Daniel Laprade, [email protected], 413-883-7030