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Training Events 

Save money by painting more efficiently

Join the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable for a Spray Paint Efficiency Training webinar.  This free webinar will cover EPA’s Autobody Refinishing NESHAP, Subpart HHHHHH (6H) surface coating regulation and the spray efficiency techniques required. Become more familiar with 6H and learn how simple technique refinements can improve paint quality and maximize transfer efficiency. 

Companies implementing spray efficiency have saved from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars in annual paint and maintenance costs using these techniques. This webinar will benefit painters, supervisors, trainers and technical assistance providers. Painters can receive a certificate of course completion valid for five years from the date of issue.

Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Register now!

Co-sponsored by  the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center, the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, and the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

March OSHA Grain Stand-Up

OSHA is holding a Grain Stand-Up week in March to focus on the workplace hazards of grain handling.   For more information on the event, go to the National Grain and Feed Association website for the National Grain Stand-up Kick-off.  Local events hosted by WisCon are scheduled as well:

  • Mar 26, 2019, Lancaster, WI, Basic OSHA: Grain Safety Week Awareness, Register Now
  • Mar 27, 2019, Marshfield, WI, Basic OSHA: Grain Safety Week Awareness, Register Now
  • Mar 28, 2019, Rhinelander, WI, Basic OSHA: Grain Safety Week Awareness, Register Now

You can find a full listing of upcoming courses, along with registration links on the WisCon website at .

WisCon workshops are provided free of charge to the Wisconsin business community by the University of Wisconsin. This is possible because of a cooperative agreement between UW Madison and federal OSHA under the onsite 21(d)  consultation program. The sites have limited seating, so  prompt registration is encouraged. 

E-Enterprise Combined Air Emissions Reporting Webinar

The U.S. EPA and The Environmental Council of States (ECOS) are pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar designed to provide the latest updates about a project to improve reporting air emissions using the E-Enterprise model. Through E-Enterprise, EPA and its partners can simplify, streamline and modernize the implementation of environmental programs.

On Monday, April 1st , 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Central), the E-Enterprise Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) Team will host a 1 1/2 hour webinar for state, local and tribal air agencies, EPA, industry, and other interested parties to hear the latest updates on CEDRI and the Facility Widget. This work will be helpful to the broader effort to develop the future process for reporting to four air databases including the National Emissions Inventory (NEI) via delegated state programs, and direct reports to federal databases including the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHG), and compliance reporting requirements for Part 60 and Part 63 regulations (via Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface or CEDRI).

This webinar will include:

  1. Purpose of the CEDRI;
  2. Overview: the Federal Registry System – Risk and Technology Review project; and,
  3. A demonstration of the facility widget used in submitting data to EPA.

Register here.  To participate, use Google Chrome or Firefox.