WVU Industrial Extension Events

Environmental Compliance and Permitting for Air, Water, & Waste in the State of West Virginia

September 26, 2019 | Parkersburg, WV

Blennerhasset Hotel
320 Market St
Parkersburg, WV 26101

9:00am – 3:30pm


Deedre Hayes

What DEP regulations and permits are required for your organization?

Would your company be ready if the DEP showed up at your facility?

What is required in Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Ground Water Protection Plans?

About the Seminar

This one day course is designed to inform and guide participants to a better understanding of the required permits by the WVDEP and EPA for West Virginia businesses and manufacturers in air, water and waste.

Upon completion of this class you should have a clear understanding of the appropriate regulations applicable to your facility, understand the permit process, develop and implement a compliant SWPPP/GPP, SPCC plan, and/or a Spill Prevention Response Plans, (SPRP), in your facility.

If your facility already has a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan/Ground Water Protection Plan, or Spill Pollution Control and Countermeasures plan participants will have a clear understanding of the requirements and possible violations when plans are not properly maintained.

About the Presenter

This seminar is being conducted in coordination with WVU-Industrial Extension and the WVDEP. Dr. Terry L. Polen, DM, PE, QEP, Ombudsman from the WVDEP. Some of the topics Dr. Polen will cover include:

– Required Permits
– Spill Pollution Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
– Regulations for Used Oil
– Hazardous and Solid Waste
– Oil & Gas Permitting
– Toxic Release Inventories
– Developing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) & Groundwater Protection Plans (GPP)
– Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST) rules

Lunch and Learn: Industrial Hygiene 101

October 09, 2019 | Wheeling, WV

Cabela’s – Wheeling
1 Cabela Dr.
Triadelphia, WV 26059

11:00am – 1:00pm


John Frazer

David Carrick

Are you interested in learning more about industrial hygiene?

Have you ever thought about the health of your workers in regards to workplace exposures?

Do you need guidance on setting up a sampling strategy for your facility and workforce?

Do you need help with controls to help reduce the amount of exposure to your workers?


This Lunch and Learn course is designed to inform attendees about the basic requirements and strategies for reducing or limiting personal air/noise exposures. This training covers a variety of industrial hygiene topics including occupational exposure limits, exposure assessments strategies and basic sampling calculations, as well as, discusses the air and noise sampling process.

About the Presenter
John A. Frazer, Ph.D., CSP
Manager, Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety-Health
John Frazer is an OSHA-authorized outreach trainer and has nearly 21 years of safety and health experience at WVU-IE. He has provided industrial hygiene and safety consulting to small and mid-sized manufacturing firms throughout West Virginia by helping them identify hazards, design and implement hazard controls, and discuss the feasibility of such controls to eliminate or reduce occupational exposures in the workplace.

Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

October 15-17, 2019 | Charleston, WV

Advanced Technology Center at BridgeValley Community & Technical College
1201 Science Park Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303

8:30am – 4:30pm


Dee Hayes

Jerry Biser

About This Workshop:

This 3-day Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement is being offered as a collaboration between WVU Industrial Extension/MEP and the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.


Workshop Description:

This introductory 3-day course will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to eliminate defects through fundamental process knowledge. You’ll be able to quantify the critical quality issues in a company and then apply statistics to provide probabilities of success and failure.

Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics and engineering to achieve tangible results. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion Six Sigma implementation in your organization.

Participants must participate in all three days of the workshop and will take IISE’s Green Belt exam on the final afternoon.


What You Will Learn:

• Design and develop Six Sigma projects
• Determine process capability
• Employ the DMAIC process
• Perform basic statistical analysis on process measurements
• Prepare root cause analysis
• Support and champion Six Sigma implementation in your organization
• Explain the Six Sigma philosophy



Individuals who complete all of the course requirements, including passing the final test, will receive the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.


Additional Information:

Please bring a push button calculator.

ISO 9001:2015 InternalAuditor Training

November 13, 2019 | Fairmont, WV

Pierpont Community & Technical College-Advanced Technology Center
500 Galliher Dr.
Fairmont, WV 26554

9:00am – 3:30pm


Deedre Hayes

Has your registrar suggested that you expand your audits to be more process based?


Do you need guidance on how to use audits to improve your risks and opportunities process?

Do you need help understanding how to align your quality management system with your business strategy?

Could you benefit from understanding creative ways to set quality goals and objectives that truly improve your system?


About This Workshop

This one-day course is designed to prepare auditors to plan and conduct internal system audits.  In addition to the traditional auditor training, this course also includes focused discussions on how to conduct effective process audits, how to better identify root causes, how to use your audit programs to improve the risk and opportunity requirements, and how to think about audits proactively.  Case studies are used to provide real world application to the ISO standard and WVMEP specific tools are provided to participants to use after the class is completed.



About the Presenter

Staci P. Miller
Staci Miller has 20+ years of combined experience with both quality and environmental health and safety management systems. She has extensive experience with regulatory compliance and auditing and has worked in manufacturing and consulting capacities. In recent years, Staci has served in senior leadership positions for publicly traded companies and global manufacturing operations.

She has direct experience in developing and improving ISO 9001 & 14001 management systems, has trained nearly 100 internal auditors, and provides hands-on coaching and on-boarding for new quality managers.