Who Should Take Eduwhere’s DOT & RCRA Annual Refresher Training?
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:
- facility personnel;
- field technicians;
- laboratory technicians; and
- shipping & receiving personnel.
Do You Handle Hazardous Materials?
Any individual involved in any stage of handling hazardous materials for transportation must gain combined RCRA/DOT hazmat certification. Eduwhere’s RCRA and DOT training course prepares personnel and managers to safely complete tasks such as identifying hazardous waste, providing environmental samples and equipment, and arranging onsite management and offsite transportation. If you are involved with offering hazmat for transportation in any way, you will need to complete this training annually to maintain EPA compliance.
Do You Prepare Hazardous Materials for Transportation?
Even if your only task related to hazmat transportation is completing the hazardous waste manifest, you are required to complete the combined RCRA and DOT training. Correctly marking and labeling hazardous waste and preparing shipping papers for transportation are integral to maintaining safety when the substances are boxed, loaded, unloaded, and later stored offsite. Eduwhere’s hybrid RCRA/DOT Refresher course will prepare personnel who prepare hazmat for transportation to complete each part of the hazardous waste manifest confidently and correctly.
Do You Ship or Receive Hazardous Materials in Your Department?
If your professional role involves offering hazardous waste for transport from your site or receiving such waste on your site, you must complete combined RCRA and DOT training to be EPA compliant and complete annual refresher training.
Eduwhere’s RCRA and DOT Refresher Online Course can be taken annually to comply with EPA regulations. Students who take the course will learn critical, up-to-date knowledge about topics such as the hazardous materials table, exceptions and exemptions, appropriate packaging for hazardous materials, security considerations, and shipping paperwork.
Industries that Require RCRA and DOT Refresher Courses
A surprising number of industries require various hazmat certifications for the safe treatment, handling, transportation, or storage of hazardous waste. Hazardous waste includes not only obvious materials such as explosives or radioactive materials; it also comprises a wide range of everyday items such as aerosols, and some electronics, appliances, beauty supplies, and medical substances.
Fields in which RCRA and DOT training are often required include engineering, laboratory science, geological science, drilling, medicine, recycling, electronics, and beauty. Other fields that may be less obvious also require the training, such as third-party shipping providers (e.g., FedEx, UPS). Any employer that involves handling or preparing hazmat for transportation must require the appropriate certifications from any involved team members.