Course Information

Hazardous Waste Regulations for Generators Online

Details:

Number:1037
Hours:8
Active:Yes
Certification Only:No

Tracks:

TrackHoursInitial
Class I, III Landfill Operator4False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator4False
Material Recovery Facility Operator4False
Spotter / Waste Screener0False
Transfer Station Operator4False

Providers:

Description:

 

If you are eligible for CEUs for this course: You will be responsible for providing your license information at the completion of your course. We will provide confirmation once your information has been submitted. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Course

This course provides an overview of hazardous waste regulations and obligations that apply to any facility that generates hazardous waste, and is beneficial training for any personnel who need to comply with hazardous waste regulations.

 Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instruction that will fulfill the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) annual review of training requirement for generators of hazardous waste contained in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 262.

After completing the course, you will be able to describe common RCRA terms, discuss obligations of hazardous waste generators, recognize possible compliance issues involving waste management, and find resources for maintaining compliance with the hazardous waste regulations.  You will also learn about identifying and characterizing hazardous waste, preparing for an inspection, managing universal waste and used oil, keeping records, reporting spills, and contingency planning for emergencies that involve hazardous waste. 

 

 

Training will include updates recently included in the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule:

  • Updates of terms and definitions
  • Clarification of certain requirements
  • Determinations of hazardous waste
  • Changes to generator status criteria
  • Managing waste from small and large quantity generators
  • Reporting and record keeping obligations
  • Satellite accumulation area clarifications

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Small- to medium-sized businesses, manufacturers and government agencies that produce hazardous waste should attend this course. The following types of facilities usually generate, handle or transport hazardous waste:

  • Auto repair manufacturers
  • County and city public works personnel
  • Dry cleaners
  • Fleet maintenance facility personnel
  • Landfill operators
  • Laboratories
  • Machine shop owners
  • Metal painting and finishing shop owners
  • Pesticide users
  • Printers

COMPLETION TIME

Students have 30 days from the date of registration to complete the course. Once the course has been completed and passed, the student will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.

Practice Quizzes and Final Exam

There are end-of module quizzes that must be successfully completed to move to the next module.  Quizzes are 5 questions each and can be taken multiple times. 

The Final Exam is 20 questions and is merely provided for testing comprehension for the student’s benefit. The final exam is based on material from all modules.  A minimum of 70% must be achieved 

Registration:

  • Registration is a two-step process
  • Once the registration is received and processed, you will be granted course access
  • You will be sent a confirmation email that will allow you to enroll in the course
  • You will be asked to create your login using an external identifier. The University of Florida has approved the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google (Gmail) to enter our courses. You can use an existing account for this course. You will want to make sure you know your credentials for this outside account.
  • The use of an external identifier as listed above is required to enter our courses. We cannot provide another method of access to the course.
  • Only active (credit-seeking) UF affiliated students or staff will be given a UF ID or Gatorlink. All other students must use the external identifier.
  • If you are unsure about any of these requirements, please contact us before you register and we'll be happy to assist.

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 7 and newer
    • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
    • Linux - chromeOS
  • Mobile Operating System Native App Support
    • iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device)
    • Android 4.2 and newer
  • Computer Speed and Processor
    • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 2GHz processor
  • Internet Speed
    • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
    • Minimum of 512kbps
  • Screen Readers
    • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
    • PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer)
    • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
    • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

 

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY

Jane Gregory, CHMM, CIT 


Jane Gregory has almost thirty years of experience in the environmental compliance field, working in both the public and private sectors.  She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a Certified Instructional Trainer and a LEED Green Associate.  Jane currently serves Orange County citizens as the Environmental Programs Administrator at Orange County Environmental Protection Division.  Programs include Petroleum Storage Tanks, Petroleum Cleanup, Brownfields, Air Quality Management, Sustainability and Energy. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Compliance – It’s the Law!

Many businesses are unaware that they are subject to regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). If your facility generates, stores, transports or disposes of hazardous waste, you must comply with RCRA. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is responsible for enforcing RCRA throughout the state.

 

The effects of improper management of hazardous waste are similar to throwing a rock into a pond. Initial damage may begin to appear at the workplace or on the property. The rippling effect continues as the hazardous waste enters the air or groundwater and the damage migrates toward surrounding communities. The generator of this hazardous waste is responsible for damages or required cleanup at any location where the waste may eventually spread.

 

This course provides you with an overview of RCRA and other federal and state regulations that govern hazardous waste. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Locate regulations that apply to the generation, shipment and disposal of hazardous waste
  • Find resources to help maintain compliance with hazardous waste regulations
  • Define the terms, "solid waste," "hazardous waste," "universal waste," and "used oil"
  • Identify waste that meets the definition of hazardous waste
  • Characterize hazardous waste according to federal regulatory criteria
  • Ensure that hazardous waste shipping documents are properly used
  • Describe land disposal restrictions that apply to hazardous waste
  • Keep records documenting compliance with hazardous waste regulations
  • Prepare for a regulatory inspection that could occur during work hours
  • Ensure that employees who work with chemicals are trained to manage the waste in a safe manner and in accordance with local and federal regulations
  • Maintain a contingency plan for responding to emergencies that apply to hazardous waste


For more information on certification and accreditation, visit the Continuing Education Credit Information page.