Environmental Compliance

Course Titles and Descriptions

Asbestos Awareness

This training session about asbestos awareness. It is designed for employees who may contact or work near asbestos-containing material (known as ACM), asbestos-containing building material (known as ACBM), or presumed asbestos-containing material (known as PACM), but do not disturb it as part of their normal work activities.

Class C UST Operator Training for Gas Station Attendants

Underground storage tank (UST) Class C operators are the first line of defense when it comes to responding to emergencies at gas stations. Do you know how to identify and respond to these emergencies quickly and effectively? This training course covers the actions employees designated as Class C operators must take in response to emergencies or alarms caused by spills or releases resulting from operation of UST systems. They are often gas station attendants and even convenience store staff. The course meets the federal operator training requirements identified in 40 CFR 280.242(c). We’ll discuss the basic safety features of a UST system, such as spill and overfill protection, release detection, and alarms. You’ll learn about the requirements for inspections, safe operations, emergency responsibilities, and how to respond effectively in emergencies related to USTs and gas station operations.

EPA Inspections

The main objective of this session is to prepare you for EPA inspections. By the time this session is over, you should be able to identify federal and state environmental laws and public acts authorizing inspections; recognize basic features of media-specific and multimedia inspections; interact effectively with government agencies; understand the inspection process; and obtain the best possible outcome from an EPA inspection.

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Today, we’re going to talk about the safe transportation of hazardous materials, which are also referred to as HAZMAT. The Department of Transportation, or DOT, says that most incidents involving the release of hazardous materials are the result of human error. This means that most incidents can be prevented if you know proper safety procedures and follow the requirements of the HAZMAT transportation regulations. The more you know about how to transport hazardous materials, the safer you’ll be personally and the safer the shipments you’re involved with will be, as well.

Hazardous Waste Container Management

When you have completed this training session, you will understand federal guidelines for container storage of hazardous waste at generating facilities; recognize and be ready to follow safe practices for managing hazardous waste containers; understand why it is important to segregate certain hazardous wastes; know what to look for in inspecting hazardous waste areas at the facility, and know more about how to minimize wastes.

Hazardous Waste Facility Operations and Maintenance

Employees at a hazardous waste facility who are unfamiliar with the procedures and preventive measures specific to their job duties will likely lead to injuries and violations of OSHA and EPA rules.  This course provides information for workers involved in hazardous waste operations about the processes and procedures to perform their work safely. It covers hazardous waste facility routine operations, waste acceptance policies and procedures, equipment maintenance requirements, and emergency preparedness, prevention, and response procedures.  By the end of the course, you will be able to understand your facility’s hazardous waste management processes and procedures as they relate to your job, comprehend the facility’s waste acceptance procedures, know equipment maintenance requirements, recognize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your job, understand the facility’s emergency and contingency plans, and act safely and effectively in an emergency. Duration: 17 minutes.

Hazardous Waste Introductory Training

This session is about safely and correctly working around hazardous wastes. It covers the basics of hazardous waste management for all workers who handle hazardous wastes.

Hazardous Waste Manifests

Any generator that offers hazardous wastes for transportation for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal must prepare a manifest using a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (federal Form 8700-22). Regulations regarding hazardous waste manifests are found at 40 CFR 262 Subpart B. Training is necessary to ensure compliance. Anyone responsible for signing a manifest or for completing any part of this specialized shipping paper should receive training in completion of the manifest. This training session will show you how to properly complete a manifest and will explain how the parts of the manifest are distributed.

Hazardous Waste Recordkeeping Requirements for Generators

The main objective of this session is to help you understand the recordkeeping requirements of the federal hazardous waste regulations. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the importance of keeping accurate records; comprehend recordkeeping requirements of the hazardous waste regulations; identify which records must be kept; and know how long to retain records.

Hazardous Waste Routes of Exposure

The main objective of this session is to help you understand how hazardous wastes can get into your body so that you can avoid harmful exposures. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the potential health effects of exposure to hazardous waste; identify the four primary routes of exposure; recognize symptoms of exposure; prevent exposures; and administer effective first aid in the event of an exposure.

Hazardous Waste: Emergency Response—Generators and TSDFs

Hazardous waste facility personnel must be able to respond effectively to emergencies to stay in compliance with environmental laws, protect the public, and prevent damage to the environment. This session will focus on emergency response procedures required under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for personnel at large quantity generators (LQGs) and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). It also applies to small quantity generators (SQGs), though SQGs are not required to have formal written training programs for their employees.
Personnel will learn the procedures to operate and maintain emergency response and monitoring equipment, shut down automatic waste feed operations, recognize the various alarms systems, respond to fires or explosions, perform emergency shutdowns, and respond to an incident that has the potential to contaminate groundwater. Duration: 23 minutes.

Hazardous Waste: Health Effects

The main objective of this session is to discuss the health effects of hazardous wastes and the precautions you must take to prevent harmful exposures. By the time the session is over, you will be able to identify hazardous waste health effects; recognize routes of exposures; know how to get information to protect your health; identify personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your job; understand proper hygiene practices and decontamination procedures; and employ correct first aid for hazardous waste exposures.

Hazmat Transportation: Security Awareness

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements at 49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H are designed to enhance the security of hazardous materials transported in commerce. As part of these requirements, shippers and carriers of certain hazardous materials must develop and implement security plans. Also, all shippers and carriers of hazardous materials must ensure that their employee training programs include a component on security. This course covers Hazmat transportation security awareness training.

HAZWOPER Facility Operations

By the end of the training session, trainees will be aware of the safety, environmental, and health threats posed by hazardous wastes at the worksite; know where to find additional information about hazardous wastes and other materials; understand the medical surveillance requirements in force at the worksite and know why they are important; understand and be prepared to consistently follow the work practices and procedures designed to eliminate or reduce risks of an accident or incident; recognize the engineering controls deployed at the worksite to help ensure safety; and understand the importance of, and be prepared to properly use, personal protective equipment (PPE).

HAZWOPER: First Responder Awareness Level

Trainees will learn to understand their role as a first responder and the company’s emergency response plan; identify hazardous substances and know the risks if they are released or spilled; recognize a hazardous release or spill and potential outcomes; report the spill or release by calling for help, notifying others of the chemical spill or release, and helping coordinate an evacuation. Duration: 19 minutes.

Lead Safety—General Industry

This training session will help you be able to know potential workplace lead exposure hazards; understand the health hazards and symptoms of lead exposure; know the permissible exposure limits; understand what medical surveillance is required; and know what air monitoring is and why it’s required.

Metalworking Fluids

The main objective of this session is to learn the hazards of metalworking fluids and steps you can take to reduce your exposure to them. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize signs of unsafe fluid; identify metalworking fluid hazards; effectively use engineering controls to reduce exposure risks; and take all other necessary precautions to protect your health and safety.

Mold Hazards and Prevention

This online safety course will teach employees about the hazards of mold both in the workplace and at home. We will learn how to detect mold, where to find it, the health hazards and symptoms of mold exposure, how to clean up minor mold contamination, and how to prevent mold from growing.

Personal Protective Equipment: What Employees Need to Know

This online safety training course about personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to teach supervisors and facility managers to conduct hazard assessments and to select the appropriate personal protective equipment for employees on the basis of the hazard assessments. By the end of the training session, supervisors will understand how a PPE hazard assessment is conducted, involving an evaluation of the workplace and job functions for any potential hazards that can be controlled through the use of PPE. Also, this course will teach supervisors how to select the proper PPE to protect against the hazards found during the hazard assessment and demonstrate how to show employees how to properly wear and care for their PPE.

PPE Training for Emergency Response

Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides a barrier between you and the hazards of your job. The right PPE, properly used and maintained, can protect you from the hazards involved in the emergency response tasks you perform—and it can help ensure that you are able to go home safe and healthy at the end of your shift. But for PPE to protect you properly in emergency situations, you have to know how to select the right equipment for the job, understand its capabilities and limitations, use it properly, and remove it safely. We’ll discuss all these important issues and more in this training session.

Reactive Chemical

Chemical reactions can be extremely hazardous if they are not thoroughly understood and controlled. When intentional or unintentional reactions get out of control, they can result in fires, explosions, or releases of toxic fumes or gases. Employees could be injured—or even killed—as a result of an uncontrolled chemical reaction. This session shows how to safely manage reactive chemicals to prevent accidents.

Risk Management—Program 2 Prevention Program

By the end of the training session, you will be able to identify the dangers of extremely hazardous chemicals present in your facility; safely follow standard operating procedures; avoid or correct hazards and unsafe conditions; and respond to emergencies.

Risk Management—Program 3 Prevention Program —Part II

The overall goal of this training is to prevent serious accidents that may cause injury to you and impact public health and the environment. By the end of the training session, you’ll be able to avoid or correct hazards and unsafe conditions; respond to emergencies; understand the importance of site security; and know the basics of controlling hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) and permit-required confined spaces.

Risk Management—Program 3 Prevention Program—Part I

The overall goal of this training is to prevent serious material accidents that may cause injury to you and impact public health and the environment. By the end of the training session, you’ll be able to understand what a risk management program is, identify the inherent dangers of highly hazardous materials present in your facility, and follow standard operating procedures safely.

Safe Chemical Handling

We use many different chemicals in the workplace. We need them to produce our products and do our jobs. But often these materials can be hazardous to health and safety unless we take proper precautions when handling them. This session will discuss the steps you can take to safely handle the materials you work with so that you can prevent accidents, injuries, and illness.

Safe Chemical Handling (Spanish)

We use many different chemicals in the workplace, but often these materials can be hazardous to health and safety unless we take proper precautions when handling them. This session will discuss the steps you can take to handle the materials you work with safely so that you can prevent accidents, injuries, and illness.

Saving Energy at Work and Beyond

In this session, you’ll learn key terms, such as “conservation” and “sustainability”; energy conservation and why it is important; facts about energy use, including nonelectrical energy; costs of using and wasting energy; and tips, strategies, and opportunities for saving energy.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan)

This session will discuss the prevention and control of oil spills and measures to prevent oil from getting near water, including groundwater. Facilities are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan). We’ll review the SPCC Plan and policies for preventing and controlling spills.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Stormwater runoff is a major carrier of pollutants that damage rivers, lakes, streams, and coastal waters in the United States. To address this problem, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a federal program under the Clean Water Act to regulate stormwater discharge sources. This training session will help identify the sources of pollutants in stormwater runoff, and implement procedures to prevent pollutants from getting into stormwater or the environment.

The Paperless Office—Conservation for Employees

In this session, you will learn about sustainability; what a “real” paperless office is—fact or fiction; the environmental costs of paper production and waste; the economic costs of waste paper; and “best practices” to save you paper, ink, and money.

Universal Waste Training—Large and Small Quantity Handlers

This presentation covers the employee training requirements for large and small quantity handlers of universal wastes. It does not address all the requirements for universal waste transporters or destination facilities.

Water Conservation—Making Every Drop Count

By the end of the session, you should understand the meaning of conservation and sustainability; water conservation; some facts about water use and pollution; the environmental and economic costs of water use and pollution; and useful tips, strategies, and opportunities to improve water use.

Working Safely with Corrosives

This session covers corrosive materials. Corrosives are hazardous materials that can cause serious health problems if you fail to take proper precautions. Corrosives can also be safety hazards. Some are flammable and others can cause explosive reactions. Strong corrosives can react with all kinds of materials—even metal. All corrosives share a common chemical property—they degrade other materials due to their aggressive nature. To prevent accidents and injuries, you need to know how to work safely with corrosives.

Working Safely with Pesticides

Pesticides help us protect plants so that they can grow strong and healthy. We depend on pesticides to help us grow most of the fruits and vegetables we eat. But although pesticides are an essential part of modern agriculture, they can also be hazardous unless they are used properly. If you handle pesticides on the job or work in areas where pesticides are used, you need to know the precautions you must take to protect your health and safety.

Working Safely with Solvents

This presentation is focused on the hazards of organic solvents, which are a dangerous group of solvents that can be hazardous to your skin and other organs of your body.