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Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

Environmental Health & Safety


Course Length

4 Hours

Max Attendees


Min Attendees


Course Description

Designed for those individuals tasked with managing hazardous waste and complying with generator status as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ensuring that the treatment, storage, and disposal of waste is handled properly within the regulatory requirements. This course also applies to those who handle hazardous waste for transportation purposes; transferring from the generator to the disposal facility.

Course Objectives

  1. Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
  2. Understand regulatory requirements and define generator status.
  3. Understand hazardous waste determination, EPA hazard categories, and chemical characteristics.
  4. Identify PPE needs and requirements.
  5. Navigate and understand the Emergency Response Guidebook.
  6. Understand emergency response protocols.
  7. Understand treatment, storage, and disposal requirements.
  8. Manage hazard waste inventories.
  9. Understand generator classifications and accumulation requirements.
  10. Understand reporting requirements.
  11. Understand waste management protocols.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction and Regulations Overview
    • Generator Status Defined
    • Major Goals of RCRA
    • Cradle to Grave
  2. Hazardous Waste Determination
    • EPA Hazard Categories
    • Chemical Characteristics
  3. Personal Protective Equipment
  4. Emergency Response Guidebook
  5. Establishing Zones for Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
  6. Hazardous Waste Mixtures, Treatment, Storage, and Disposal
  7. Generator Classifications
    • Accumulation Times
    • Satellite Accumulation
  8. Management of Containers an Inspections
  9. Reporting Requirements
  10. Universal Wastes
  11. Waste Management
  12. Emergency Procedures
  13. DOT HAZMAT Overview
  14. Review and Summary