Tag: environmental

HAZWOPER Training Requirements for TSDFs

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. HAZWOPER training for hazardous waste treatment, storage, […]

Is Your TSDF Training Up to Date with RCRA Requirements?

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 […]

How Effective Is Your EHS Classroom Training?

When it comes to training your workers—you have lots of choices. There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices out there, it can be daunting to determine which methods to use and when to use them. Instructor-led, or classroom, […]

Asbestos Training Requirements

The information in today’s Advisor comes from our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor. Commercial buildings that contain any of the many forms of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) used in construction pose challenges to owners and managers. When overseeing the day-to-day O&M management of ACMs in the workplace, there are two primary areas of training that must […]

Need Asbestos Training?

For owners and operators of commercial buildings, staying on top of asbestos training can be time-consuming, confusing, and costly. In addition to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to protect workers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also has numerous regulations designed to address asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) management. Due to the many considerations building operators must […]

Equip Trainers to Give Effective Environmental Training

The material in today’s Advisor comes from our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor®. In an ideal world, training will always be successful. There are ways that training can go wrong, however, and forewarned is forearmed. Here are several training pitfalls—and we give you ways to avoid them. There are several possible problems that can lead […]

Do Your Environmental Trainers Have Stage Fright?

Each trainer has different qualifications, experience, expertise, and methodology of training. Even trainers who are intimately familiar with a subject must properly prepare for the training session. The following guidelines are designed to review the basics of preparing trainers for learning sessions. Practice Makes Perfect Practice your presentation. The best instructors always do at least […]

Use a Blended Learning Approach for Your Environmental Training

Though there are many benefits of using e-learning programs for your environmental, health, and safety (EHS) training, e-learning doesn’t work for every organization, or it may work only as part of a blended learning approach. Blended learning is a commonsense concept that results in great learning success. The blended learning approach is simply acknowledging that […]

Can You Use E-Learning for E-Training?

In general, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focuses its efforts on compliance rather than on the training process used to achieve compliance. (However, asbestos, lead abatement, and certain other highly toxic or cancer-causing material handling are exceptions for which the EPA has specific training requirements.) In some cases, the EPA specifies general types of […]

4 More Things Trainers Should Know About SPCC

Our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor, reports from the 2013 National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s (NISTM) recent storage tank conference that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a really detailed, 3-hour review of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations and best practices. Here are 4 more things I picked up that I […]