Melissa DeCino Receives HAZWOPER and ServSafe Certifications

Posted on Nov 7, 2015

Management and Engineering Services staff member Melissa DeCino furthered her emergency response and food-related safety skills by completing a series of courses in the fall of 2015.

The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, developed the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) program. The extensive regulations within this program protect workers at worksites where hazardous conditions exist. When followed appropriately, the HAZWOPER regulations ensure workers’ safety and health on the job.

For the 24-Hour HAZWOPER training course, Ms DeCino covered 19 modules, including the recognition of Hazardous Materials and reference sources, toxicology, physical and chemical properties of various materials and solutions, respiratory and chemical protective measures, site control and safety hazards.

Her ServSafe food safety training was undertaken through the National Restaurant Association. Certifications were completed at both the Food Handler and Food Protection Manager levels and included food safety regulations, safe food preparation and storage, as well as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), among other topics.

Melissa is a Lead Auditor and Project Coordinator at MES.