About This Training
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.
How Long Is This Training?
This training will take a minimum of 24 hours to complete. Our standard 3-day delivery format is three consecutive 8-hour days. Other options are available for client-hosted classes.
Who Should Take This Training?
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.
How Else Can I Take This Course?
This classroom training is offered as open enrollment at our training facility or as on-site training hosted by the employer. You can request a quote for on-site training conducted at your location. This training requires hands-on experience and cannot be conducted online.
Is This Course Certified?
Each student who successfully completes this course will be issued a Fed-OSHA Sample Certificate from Safety Unlimited, Inc. in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.
This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations. Students will also be mailed a PVC Wallet ID Card with an optional photo.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.