This is a unique DOT-RCRA hybrid "refresher" course. The course includes an overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations, a guide to complying with the myriad of hazardous waste regulations including how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement.
In addition, this course includes a review of the DOT's regulations for shipping hazardous materials, including the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), proper shipping name, hazard classes, marking and labeling, shipping papers, packing groups, and security.
This course includes discussion of the new Generator Improvement Rule promulgated in 2016.
This is a fast-paced refresher course and is intended for individuals who are familiar with both RCRA and DOT requirements. It is not recommended as initial training.
The course is designed to assist facilities to meet the annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste, including the requirements presented in 40 CFR 262.16 (b)(9)(iii) and 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7) (these training requirements were previously located in 40 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 264.16 and 40 CFR 262(d)).
It is also designed to assist with the recurring training requirements specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants.
Environmental professionals who are 1) involved with handling, shipping, or receiving hazardous materials, including samples of hazardous waste, and 2) involved with managing hazardous wastes. This may include:
shipping & receiving personnel
After completing this series, participants should be able to:
know how to identify, and manage hazardous waste;
be able to determine generator status and maintain facility compliance with
hazardous waste regulations;
recognize regulations for recordkeeping and reporting;
locate and use the Federal hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations;
properly label and mark hazardous waste containers for shipment;
complete manifests for hazardous waste;
select proper packaging for hazardous materials; and
develop appropriate emergency response information to accompany shipments.
Linda R. Taylor, PE
Ms. Taylor is a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and is the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 20 years of engineering experience working in industry and environmental consulting, most recently with Progress Energy. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is an OSHA authorized instructor.
Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2 Contact Hours This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(9)(iii), and 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7), and 49 CFR 172.704 (Subpart H)
According to 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7) LQG personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction, online training (e.g., computer-based or electronic), or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures compliance with the hazardous waste regulations.
In addition to the initial RCRA training, 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7)(iii) requires LQG personnel to complete an annual refresher on RCRA.
The training requirements for SQGs are found in 40 CFR Part 262.16(b)(9)(iii). SQGs must ensure that their workers are:
"...thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures relevant to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies"
The requirement for SQGs may require annual training or other type and frequency of training appropriate to the wastes handled at the SQG site.
DOT's training requirements for shipping hazardous materials is located in 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H. In addition to initial training [49 CFR 172.704(c)(1)], DOT requires "recurrent training" every 3 three years.
"A hazmat employee shall receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years." [49 CFR 172.704(c)(2)]
The suggested retraining period for this course is listed as one (1) year because of the RCRA annual training component required for Large Quantity Generators. As stated above, the DOT requirement for refresher training is only once every three (3) years.
Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
“Very informative, especially targeting what is most related to what we do.”
Gregory D. (Shipping)
“I could do the course in my own time, when and where I wanted, for a recognised qualification. Having my certificate available as a PDF file immediately was bvery helpful and enabled me to apply for a job immediately.”
Cheryl B. (Medical)
“Very easy to follow and understand, and could go back to something already previously viewed. It really helped me navigate the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations book.”
Phyllis L. (Education)
“That I can do the course when I want and not at specific times. It fits in with my busy lifestyle.”
Cheryl B. (Body Art)
“Course materials were very relevant to the type of work that I do.”