Training Updates!

More Knowledge Checks have recently been added to our state training modules! This enhanced user experience to test your comprehension of the material can now be found on the following modules for certain states:

  • Air Quality
  • Asbestos
  • Conservation
  • Corrosion Control
  • Drinking Water
  • Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
  • General Environmental Compliance Information
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste Accumulation Site Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Initial Accumulation Point Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Point Manager
  • Medical Waste Management
  • Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Overview of Environmental Compliance
  • PCBs Management
  • Pesticides
  • Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants Management
  • Pollution Control
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Solid Waste
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
  • Storage Tank Management
  • Stormwater – Basic Information
  • Stormwater – Comprehensive Overview
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Construction Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Demolition Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Building Renovation Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Carpentry Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Carpet and Tile Installation Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Electrical Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Fire Alarm System Repair Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for HVAC Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Laboratory and Pharmacy Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Paint Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Small Engine Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Submarine Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines for Vehicle Maintenance Waste
  • Waste Management Guidelines
  • Wastewater
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands

Does Your Workplace Require HAZMAT Training?

Does your job or workplace involve Hazardous Materials? Are you up-to-date on your required HAZMAT training?

Below is an interesting article about Hazardous Materials in the workplace:

“Dealing With HAZMAT: What Employers Need to Know

by Roman Margoulis

Hazardous materials, also known as HAZMAT, are present in numerous professions. What seems to be an ordinary product might be flammable, toxic, or even explosive. It is essential for professionals in environments where they may encounter hazardous materials to receive adequate training on handling dangerous goods. Though one might only be responsible for a specific part of the process of dealing with HAZMAT, the training should cover topics such as transport, storage, use, disposal and emergency response.

OSHA’s hazard communication standard specifies: “This section [1910.1200(b)(1)] requires chemical manufacturers or importers to classify the hazards of chemicals which they produce or import, and all employers to provide information to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they are exposed, by means of a hazard communication program, labels and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and information and training.” Employees have the right to know about potentially dangerous materials they could come across in their workplace. Thus, the employer is responsible for providing employees with training.

Employers should pay particular care to incorporate following topics into the training process:

  • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Types of hazardous chemicals
  • Characteristics and effects of different chemicals
  • Labeling
  • How to safely handle dangerous materials
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Spills and clean-up

Employers also need to be aware of the specific regulations which apply to their geographic regions. As such, certain chemicals might be classified differently in the United States as opposed to other countries. Specific state regulations may also apply.”

Did you know that ECATTS/ ESOHTN offers 4 different training courses that specialize in Hazardous Materials awareness?

1. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – This course offers an introduction to hazardous materials for personnel involved with the management of hazardous materials. Topics include the difference between hazardous materials, substances and wastes, what makes a material hazardous, who governs hazardous materials, and the warning signs of harmful situations.

2. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT FOR UNIT ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATORS – This course educates on hazardous materials management, such as hazardous properties of materials, the importance of using HAZMAT properly, record–keeping, and disposal requirements.

3. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS FOR UNIT ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATORS – This training offers information on hazardous material spills; specifically, the actions to be taken when spills or accidental discharge of hazardous materials occur, how to contain or report a spill, removing a spill, and storage tank POL releases.

4. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS STORAGE PRACTICES – This training provides an overview of the proper management, use and storage of hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Other topics include requirements for HAZMAT storage, flammable storage cabinet management and compressed gas management, reducing the types and volume of hazardous materials, reducing the amount of expired hazardous materials, and ensuring proper hazardous waste management.

For a complete look at all of our training courses, visit our website at ecatts.com or our view our online training catalogue now.

Spotlight on Hazard Awareness Training: HAZCOM, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials

Did you know ECATTS/ ESOHTN offers 12 different training courses specializing in Hazardous Communication, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials?

  1. Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) – Targeting personnel involved with the management of hazardous materials, this course educates on the hazard communication standard, the written program, physical hazards, understanding health information, physical and health hazard control methods, material safety data sheets, and label requirements.
  2. Hazardous Materials – This course offers an introduction to hazardous materials for personnel involved with the management of hazardous materials. Topics include the difference between hazardous materials, substances and wastes, what makes a material hazardous, who governs hazardous materials, and the warning signs of harmful situations.
  3. Hazardous Materials Management for Unit Environmental Coordinators  This course educates on hazardous materials management, such as hazardous properties of materials, the importance of using HAZMAT properly, record–keeping, and disposal requirements.
  4. Hazardous Material Spills for Unit Environmental Coordinators  This training offers information on hazardous material spills; specifically, the actions to be taken when spills or accidental discharge of hazardous materials occur, how to contain or report a spill, removing a spill, and storage tank POL releases.
  5. Hazardous Materials Storage Practices  This training provides an overview of the proper management, use and storage of hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Other topics include requirements for HAZMAT storage, flammable storage cabinet management and compressed gas management, reducing the types and volume of hazardous materials, reducing the amount of expired hazardous materials, and ensuring proper hazardous waste management.
  6. Hazardous Properties – Designed for personnel who generate, package, handle, store, transport, or manage hazardous materials or waste, this training provides an overview of the terms required to understand and identify the physical and chemical properties of a hazardous substance. These are hazardous property terms related to vapor, temperature, and fire, the pH scale, MSDS, and Hazardous Materials Information Resource System.
  7. Hazardous Waste Compatibility  Designed for personnel who generate, package, handle, store, transport, or manage hazardous materials or waste, this course covers the basics of storage compatibility, including how to safely store hazardous materials, DoD hazardous chemical compatibility system and Federal regulations.
  8. Hazardous Waste Identification – Designed for personnel who generate, package, handle, store, transport, or manage hazardous materials or waste, this training educates on how to identify hazardous waste. Topics include the definitions of solid waste and hazardous waste, exclusions, listed wastes, contaminated debris and media, and land disposal restriction program.
  9. Hazardous Waste Management  Designed for personnel who generate, package, handle, store, transport, or manage hazardous materials or waste, this training offers an overview of managing hazardous waste. Other topics include general requirements, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), state laws, classifications, generator status, reporting requirements, making a hazardous waste determination, and hazardous waste containers.
  10. Hazardous Waste Management for Unit Environmental Coordinators  Designed to target Unit Environmental Coordinators, this course offers an overview of the hazardous waste management duties. Additional topics include identifying regulated wastes, hazardous waste disposal procedures, and wastes requiring special management.
  11. HAZMAT Shelf–life Management Program for Unit Environmental Coordinators  This course offers guidelines for a shelf–life management program, such as shelf–life materials, self–life codes and markings, time periods and cure date.
  12. HAZWOPER: First Responder Awareness Video Training  Targeting personnel who work in areas where hazardous materials are used and stored, this course provides an overview of duties of the first responder in a hazardous materials accident. This training also features a video addressing the important information a first responder needs to know before calling the emergency dispatcher.

These courses are targeted towards specific audiences and even translated into multiple foreign languages for your convenience. To view all versions offered, or for more information on any of our courses, visit our online course catalogue now.