Water and Wastewater Treatment Management

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Experienced, Collaborative, Life-long Learner, Inspiring, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable


Sheldon Primus is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist with a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy. Sheldon is part of the first class of 6 operators to receive the Professional Operator (PO) designation from the Certification Commission of Environmental Professionals (C2EP) of the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC). He has been in the environmental and occupational safety field since 1994. Additionally, he is a trainer for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist program of the Alliance Safety Council-Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sheldon is an authorized OSHA General Industry and Construction trainer for the 10 and 30-hour Outreach program.


Mr. Primus is a guest columnist for the online publications of Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) and WaterOnline. He has written article regarding regulatory compliance, operator safety, and wastewater process control. Additionally, he conducts OSHA compliance webinars for Audio Solutionz, Online Compliance Panel, Compliance Online, Compliance World, and Compliance Key.


Currently, Sheldon is the owner/CEO of Utility Compliance Inc.  and its subsidiary, OSHA Compliance Help, an international safety consulting, training, and a regulatory agency compliance assistance company based in Port St. Lucie, Florida.


Mr. Primus served as part of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) Water Sector Safety Committee and the US Department of Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) taskforce on All Hazards Communication training for the Water and Wastewater Sector.



This course will give the attendee an understanding of the importance of supervision and management of the utility professional. As a manager, you are responsible for the daily utilization of the taxpayer’s dollars at the facility and field locations. Each supervisor or manager works on scheduling, training, plant process, laboratory, critical thinking, budgeting, and conflicts.


Time lines Description Contact Hours
7:30 – 8:30 Principles of Supervision

Principles of Management


8:30 – 9:30 Planning


9:30 – 9:45


9:45 – 12:00 Organizing



12:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 2:00 Directing

Critical Thinking for Plant Compliance and Troubleshooting

2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-4:15 Delegation

Handling Difficult Employees

Surviving Regulatory Inspections

Introduction to Pretreatment


4:15-4:30 Summary and Conclusion 0.15
Total Instruction/Contact Time: 8.0