The purpose of this six and a half (6.5) hour class is to provide water operators in Mississippi with a well-rounded education toward license renewal on Utility Management. Whether you need 36 or 48 hours in order to renew, this course will satisfy part of your total requirement.
We'll start by outlining the characteristics and functions of a managerial position in this unique environment. Then we'll explore different styles and theories of management in order to best tailor your practices to your team. No conversation is complete without understanding the inherent problems and risks of running a business or supervising others.
In the second part of this course, we'll focus on workplace safety as defined by OSHA and general standards in the field. As part of this discussion on safety, we'll thoroughly review hazardous substances and their risks to the environment.
Next, we'll combine the two and look at how hazardous materials endanger the public and what to do to limit exposure or engage in cleanup protocols. Being part of the physical labor force, we'll examine safety considerations for such physical hazards as electricity, burns, falls, weather, heavy lifting, long hours, and what to do to protect yourself.
To promote comprehension, after each section a single question will be asked about the preceding material. Successfully complete the entire course to unlock your Certificate of Completion.
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- Approved By: Mississippi Department of Health
Tony Goff, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Law and has over twenty years of experience in the water industry. Tony holds an upper management position with a large water district in Southern California. Tony is a Subject Matter Expert in the field of drinking water distribution and holds a treatment 5 certificate and a distribution 5 certificate.