This course provides an introduction to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, and is designed to comply with the requirements for off-site shipment of hazardous waste. Hazardous Waste Generators (as defined by 40 CFR Part 261, and includes both large and small quantity generators) who send hazardous waste off-site must comply with the Hazardous Waste Manifest System. The Hazardous Waste Manifest System is a set of forms, reports, and procedures designed to seamlessly track hazardous waste from the time it leaves the generator facility where it was produced, until it reaches the off-site waste management facility that will store, treat, or dispose of the hazardous waste. Employees who sign the Hazardous Waste Manifest must receive training as required by 49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H.
In addition to covering the function specific training for signing manifests, this course also includes general awareness of hazardous materials and security awareness, and may be used to satisfy the DOT training requirements found in 49 CFR 172.704 with respect to signing hazardous waste manifests. This training also satisfies the requirement that participants be tested on the material.
Personnel who generate, handle, store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste may be required to prepare or interpret a hazardous waste manifest; Environmental professionals at remediation sites who are responsible for manifesting hazardous waste; Environmental managers at facilities who use hazardous chemicals, and individuals wanting to know more about hazardous waste regulations will find the information provided in the course valuable.
Individuals completing the course should:
understand the requirements of the hazardous waste manifest;
be able to complete a hazardous waste manifest;
meet the training requirements of 49 CFR 172.704 with respect to signing hazardous waste manifests;
understand security concerns with regards to hazardous materials shipments;
have a general understanding (general awareness) of hazardous materials transportation.
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: 49 CFR 172.704 (Subpart H)
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)]
Refresher Training Required: Every 3 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.
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