Who Should Take Eduwhere’s Hybrid DOT-RCRA Training Class?
This RCRA-DOT training course is required for 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 associated with cleanup activities. This may include:
- laboratory technicians
- field technicians
Are You an Environmental Professional Working with Hazardous Waste?
The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require any personnel involved in hazardous waste generation, handling, management, or storage to complete DOT RCRA training. If you are a supervisor on a site that performs any hazmat-related activities, you are responsible for ensuring that your team members complete this training and annual refresher training as well.
Eduwhere’s DOT RCRA hazmat certification training fulfills the DOT’s and EPA’s requirements for both initial training and refresher training. Through this convenient online class, environmental personnel will learn a wealth of information that is central to their job duties, including how to identify hazmat, maintain facility and federal regulations for hazmat handling, and ensure proper packaging, labeling, and marking of hazmat shipments.
This hybrid DOT-RCRA hazardous waste management training course will also cover two important changes brought forth by the EPA’s 2016 Generator Improvement Rule. This legislation created more flexibility for generators that generate high quantities of waste only occasionally. It also made it so that very small quantity generators can send hazmat to large quantity generators that are managed by the same team.
Do You Handle or Prepare Hazardous Materials?
All employees in the hazmat management workflow play an important role in safety and risk prevention on their worksite, even if they never handle hazardous materials directly. A key example of this is an employee who signs the hazardous waste manifest.
Signing a hazardous waste manifest confirms that hazardous waste was delivered successfully and that all of the hazmat shipment has been accounted for. Because of the importance of this task, all personnel who complete the manifest must complete the DOT RCRA training as well as annual refresher training.
Do You Clean up or Manage the Cleanup of Hazardous Materials?
If your duties are related to hazmat cleanup or the supervision of hazmat cleanup, you are directly involved in hazmat management and thus required to complete DOT RCRA training. This training will help protect you, your team, and the environment as you perform cleanup operations.
In addition to ensuring that you and your team are in compliance with DOT and EPA regulations, certification through Eduwhere’s convenient DOT RCRA training will prepare you for many situations you will encounter on the job. Personnel involved with cleanup will benefit in particular from course content on how to identify various forms of hazardous waste and manage them onsite, understand exceptions and exemptions, take environmental samples, and ensure worksite security.
Industries that Require Hazardous Waste Management Training Courses
Hazardous materials can be found in almost every work environment, and at least some personnel at any work site that houses hazardous waste must know how to dispose of or transport it safely. Even household items–such as expired prescriptions or heavy-duty cleaners–are considered hazardous waste. It’s highly important that personnel who work with hazmat in any industry be informed of the dangers of hazmat mishandling as well as best practices for preventing them.
Industries such as environmental sampling; engineering; petroleum drilling; medical, veterinary, and biological laboratory science; and geology have clear connections to hazardous waste. However, a wide range of other industries that might not immediately spring to mind manage hazardous waste and thus require their employees to take DOT RCRA training. These include industries such as beauty, HVAC supply, electronics, medical supply, and recycling.
If your profession requires you to manage hazmat in any way, you may be required to take an annual DOT RCRA training.