Classroom 24 Hour Handling Hazardous Waste Training Courses
Whether you work for a large or small generator of hazardous waste, a hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF), or transport hazardous waste, you are required to receive training. However, it is not always clear what the scope of this training should be or who requires you to receive training. For example, if you work for a small-quantity generator of hazardous waste, your employer is not required to have an established training program under RCRA regulations, and is only required to ensure employees handling hazardous waste are familiar with proper handling and emergency procedures.
However, under OSHA and 29 CFR 1910.120, training in the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area and training in working with toxic chemicals is required as part of an established Safety and Health Program.
On the other hand, if you work for a large-quantity generator, training is required under both RCRA and OSHA. Furthermore, if you transport the hazardous waste you generate off your site (or treat or store it), you are required to meet the many Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49 CFR) that govern the transportation of hazardous materials, as is anyone in the business of transporting your hazardous waste for you.
Many employers, seeing that the training requirements under OSHA that address TSDFs are found in the HAZWOPER regulations, have sent their employees to take HAZWOPER training, which does not meet the complex interwoven training and information requirements for managing and handling hazardous waste under RCRA, OSHA, and the DOT.
Our classroom training is meant to address what employers and employees need to know about handling hazardous waste under the different regulatory agencies.
This training will take a minimum of 24 hours to complete, but for now it is available through classroom delivery only. Our standard 3-day delivery format I three consecutive 8-hour days. Other options are available for client-hosted classes.
This course is intended for anyone involved in the management or handling of hazardous waste, whether you work for a generator or a treatment, storage, or disposal facility, or transport such waste.
Safety Unlimited will soon offer this training online, but for now it is available only through classroom delivery. Classroom training is offered through open enrollment or employers hosting the training on-site. You can request a quote to have on-site training conducted at your location.
Each student who successfully completes this course will be issued a Safety Unlimited, Inc. Sample Certificate that can be downloaded, saved, or printed as many times as needed. Students will also be mailed a PVC Wallet ID Card card, with an optional photo, in accordance with EPA, RCRA, and OSHA regulations.
Our 24 hour Handling Hazardous Waste Training classroom course will cover the following topics:
- Handling hazardous waste under RCRA, OSHA, and the DOT;
- Hazardous waste identification;
- Hazardous waste listings, characteristics, mixtures, residues, and spills;
- Cradle-to-Grave Waste Management;
- Regulations for generators;
- Materials Handling;
- Regulations for treatment, storage, and disposal;
- Physical and chemical properties of hazardous waste;
- Toxicology, exposure to, and effects of, hazardous waste;
- Personal Safety – Exposure limits;
- Personal Safety – Engineering Controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment;
- Containers, labeling, packaging, and segregation;
- The hazardous waste manifest;
- Regulations for transportation of hazardous waste;
- Emergency planning and responses.