RCRA Training Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

rcra_trainingRCRA training is required by the EPA for certain types of generators. To be comfortable with the RCRA regulations governing the management of RCRA hazardous waste it is recommended that all status of generators take the training.

RCRA Training Requirements

§ 265.16 Personnel training.

(a)(1) Facility personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures the facility’s compliance with the requirements of this part. The owner or operator must ensure that this program includes all the elements described in the document required under paragraph (d)(3) of this section.

(2) This program must be directed by a person trained in hazardous waste management procedures, and must include instruction which teaches facility personnel hazardous waste management procedures (including contingency plan implementation) relevant to the positions in which they are employed.

(3) At a minimum, the training program must be designed to ensure that facility personnel are able to respond effectively to emergencies by familiarizing them with emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems, including where applicable:

(i) Procedures for using, inspecting, repairing, and replacing facility emergency and monitoring equipment;

(ii) Key parameters for automatic waste feed cut-off systems;

(iii) Communications or alarm systems;

(iv) Response to fires or explosions;

(v) Response to ground-water contamination incidents; and

(vi) Shutdown of operations.

(4) For facility employees that receive emergency response training pursuant to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(8) and 1910.120(q), the facility is not required to provide separate emergency response training pursuant to this section, provided that the overall facility training meets all the requirements of this section.

(b) Facility personnel must successfully complete the program required in paragraph (a) of this section within six months after the effective date of these regulations or six months after the date of their employment or assignment to a facility, or to a new position  at a facility, whichever is later. Employees hired after the effective date of these regulations must not work in unsupervised positions until they have completed the training requirements of paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Facility personnel must take part in an annual review of the initial training required in paragraph (a) of this section.

(d) The owner or operator must maintain the following documents and records at the facility:

(1) The job title for each position at the facility related to hazardous waste management, and the name of the employee filling each job;

(2) A written job description for each position listed under paragraph (d)(1) of this Section. This description may be consistent in its degree of specificity with descriptions for other similar positions in the same company location or bargaining unit, but must include the requisite skill, education, or other qualifications, and duties of facility personnel assigned to each position;

(3) A written description of the type and amount of both introductory and continuing training that will be given to each person filling a position listed under paragraph (d)(1) of this section;

(4) Records that document that the training or job experience required under paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section has been given to, and completed by, facility personnel.

(e) Training records on current personnel must be kept until closure of the facility. Training records on former employees must be kept for at least three years from the date the employee last worked at the facility. Personnel training records may accompany personnel transferred within the same company.

rcra_training_1What are the objectives of RCRA training?

Understand types of waste generators and the specific volumes that dictate the status.

Define hazardous wastes within the facility.

Describe proper handling and storage of hazardous waste per the regulations and the site mandated specifics.

Select proper waste containers per RCRA and influenced by DOT

Labeling and marking waste containers to ensure compliance and proper waste segregation.

Discuss proper truck loading requirements and methods.

Learning the correct method for completing paperwork for waste shipment

Responding properly to emergencies and the required follow-up to such events.


rcra_training_3Training Options

If you have a just a few individuals, we offer an economical training option here at our facility with folks from other facilities.

We also offer training that is site specific to a particular facility and is usually performed at the facility for multiple employees. This is a customized and effective training for larger facilities. It involves a pre-visit to the facility to meet with key individuals and determine the specifics of the facility in regards to the applicable regulations.


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