New OIT manual released for 2017

Revised OIT manualThe third edition of the Operator-In-Training (OIT) manual was released in winter, 2017. This edition brings it up to date with current legislation, policies and practices.

This popular reference text is used in training courses around the province as an introduction to the basics of drinking water, water treatment and wastewater operations, as well as providing lessons on legislation, disinfection, equipment, health and safety, chemistry and mathematics. It includes self-study questions with each chapter.

The new manual was edited and revised by staff of the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) with oversight by its board of directors and other contributors.

The OMWA gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the members of the Steering Committee and contributors listed below:

  • Andrew Henry, President, Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA), and Division Manager, City of London Regional Water Supply Division;
  • Ed Houghton, OMWA Executive Director and Past President;
  • Nick Benkovich, Director of Water and Wastewater Services, City of Greater Sudbury, OMWA board;
  • Brigitte Roth, Quality Assurance Coordinator, City of Guelph, OMWA board;
  • John Thompson, Director of Environmental Services, City of Barrie, OMWA board;
  • Joel Corbeil, Operational Trainer, Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC);
  • Brenda Henry, Manager Environment Health and Safety Services, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, delegate for International Standards Organization PC283 Occupational Health and Safety Management 45001, Canadian Standards Association;
  • Brian Jobb, Training Institute Manager, Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC);
  • Ken MacDonell, Coordinator, Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management,
    School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fleming College;
  • Diane Sudds, Health & Safety Specialist, City of Guelph Water Services;
  • Wayne White, Contract Trainer, Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC);
  • Ian Chadwick, General editor: Communications director, OMWA.

The OMWA gratefully recognizes the funding support from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for this project.

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