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2023, 3-15-23, AC Pipe 8hr, W. Springfield
ATC - West Springfield
73 William Franks Drive
West Springfield, MA 01089

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 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:                  Wednesday, March 15, 2023

TIME:                   8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

COST:                  MWWA/UAP Members: $250  Non-Members: $325


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

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                Physical Characteristics of Asbestos 

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.              Hazard Assessment 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.            BREAK

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.            Potential Health Effects Related to Asbestos Exposure 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Federal and States Regulations

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.            LUNCH (will be provided)

12:45 p.m. - 1:45p.m.                AC Pipe Work Practices, Tool Demonstrations

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                 BREAK

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                Hands-On Work Practices

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                Visual Inspections

3:00 pm. - 3:15 p.m.                  Course Review

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                Course Examination & Evaluations


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:   3-15-23, 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.

If the person registered for this course is feeling sick, do not attend and a refund will be processed.
Per MA Guidance, if the person attending is done with their isolation period (day 6-10) or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within ten days of the date of the training, they must wear a mask during the class. Full information on Covid-19 can be found at this 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