Workforce Development Related to the Marcellus Shale and Environmental Careers in Northeastern PA

The local exploration of the Marcellus Shale in Northeastern Pennsylvania increased the demand for training and education. To support this effort, B.F Environmental Consultants Inc developed the Marcellus Shale Training/Education Program.
Feb. 1, 2010 - PRLog -- The development of the Marcellus Shale in Northeastern Pennsylvania has resulted in the need for additional and continued training on a number of environmental issues and health and safety practices.   To meet this demand, B.F. Environmental Consultants has developed the Online University to help provide affordable education, certification programs, and continuing education courses on subjects ranging from bloodborne pathogens, alternative energy, workforce development, petrochemical, geotechnical, OSHA, HAZWOPER Training, environmental monitoring, and more.

The program and outreach provides education and information to the community, workforce, and industry.    The Safety engineering courses encompass a wide variety of online classes designed to help those in the health and safety professions increase their knowledge with such diverse areas as: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout),
Fire Protection and Prevention, Legionnaires’ Disease, Permit-Required-Confined Spaces, Small Business Safety and Health Management, OSHA, HAZOPER, and much more.

The Petrochemical Oil and Gas courses are self-paced and open enrollment, and many offer mandatory continuing education credits. A wide variety of topics are covered in this category including the transportation of liquids in pipelines, technologies for oil and gas exploration, and types of corrosion and control techniques. In the Gas Pipeline Hydraulics course, students will learn how to calculate the properties of a natural gas mixture.

The comprehensive geotechnical engineering training courses include training in the Design and Construction of Earth Dams, lateral earth pressure, retaining walls, bearing capacity of shallow footings and soil properties.

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