Category: Environmental

Train your workforce to understand environmental management practices with these useful tools and tips. The latest news and best practice advice will help you stay in compliance with national EPA, and local state environmental rules and regulations.

Train Workers on Environmental Safety, Including HazMat Training

In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed training requirements for certain workers involved with asbestos-containing material. Today, we offer steps for developing a training program that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for employees who handle hazardous materials.

Are Your Workers Receiving Proper Environmental Safety Training, Such as Working Safely with Asbestos?

In today’s Advisor, we will review two types of training requirements for operations and maintenance (O&M) workers who are involved with asbestos-containing material (ACM) not related to demolition and renovation projects.

Don’t Forget RCRA Training

In yesterday’s Advisor, we offered three steps you can take to ensure effective employee training. Today, we focus on training requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as outlined in our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor.

Are You Taking These 3 Steps to Ensure the Effectiveness of Your Training Program?

Many federal environmental, safety, and transportation rules contain requirements to train employees to protect themselves, the public, or the environment from work-related hazards. In today’s Advisor, we look at some steps suggested by our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor, to ensure effective training.

5 More Tips for Your HAZWOPER Training

In yesterday’s Advisor, we went over the first 5 tips from the Environmental Daily Advisor for HAZWOPER training. Today, we get the last 5 tips for an effective and compliant HAZWOPER training program.

Are You Following These 5 Tips for Your HAZWOPER Training?

In today’s and tomorrow’s Advisors, we will look at 10 actions that our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor, recommends facility operators take to more effectively manage Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training for their employees.

A Quick Guide to OSHA Training Requirements for Environmental Managers

"In yesterday's Advisor, we told you about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) asbestos training requirements for different employee types. Today, we go over more OSHA training requirements that may apply to environmental training, and we showcase a whole library of online environmental training courses ready to use and available now."

Because we know that the environmental manager sometimes carries safety training responsibilities, here’s a summary of some OSHA training requirements you should know about. Emergency Response Emergency responders, including public sector responders in states without OSHA-approved programs, must be trained according to job tasks, including the elements of the emergency response plan, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), and procedures for handling emergency incidents.

Do You Know What Your OSHA Training Requirements Are?

"In today's Advisor, we share an article about what environmental managers need to know about OSHA training requirements that first appeared in our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor."

For the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most important goal of occupational safety and health training is the long-term reduction of injury and illness among workers. The immediate effectiveness of training is measured through inspections, test scores, surveys, and observing how workers demonstrate the task they have learned. Long-term effectiveness is measured by evaluating worker attitudes toward risk reduction and hazard control, changes in work practices over time among workers who have received training, and changes in reported health and injury rates.

HAZWOPER Training Requirements for TSDFs

"In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about RCRA training requirements for TSDFs. Today, we cover what you need to know about HAZWOPER training for TSDFs, plus we showcase a dynamic, online training resource of prewritten, interactive courses on more than 20 key environmental topics."

Under the requirements, employees who have received emergency response training under OSHA’s HAZWOPER rules do not need to receive separate emergency response training under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules as long as the overall training program includes all of the elements of the RCRA training requirements.

Is Your TSDF Training Up to Date with RCRA Requirements?

"Today’s Advisor covers RCRA training requirements for TSDFs."

One of the biggest challenges for managers of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) is hitting all the training requirements. This is because Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for TSDFs are more stringent than those for generators or transporters and include general facility standards as well as unit-specific design and operating criteria.

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