LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (*Note 1), workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Environmental Resource Center(R), the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Los Angeles on October 13 – 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Los Angeles Airport/El Segundo.
Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on October 13 and 14.
Hazardous Materials Certification Training for DOT 49 CFR Transportation Regulations will be taught on October 15 at the same location. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.
Untrained workers are frequently the cause of environmental accidents and penalties. In 2006, more than 470 companies were inspected by the DTSC, resulting in almost $1.7 million in penalties for the mismanagement of hazardous waste (*Note 2).
Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://ercweb.com/classes.
Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center(R) trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.
*(Notes to Editor:
1 – See California Code of Regulations, Title 22 Chapter 12 66262.34(a)(1)(C)(4) and 66265.16
2 – A summary of DTSC penalties is available at: www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/upload/SCD_FinalReport_FY05-06A.pdf )