When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Ohio EPA, 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, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Cleveland at the Holiday Inn – Select, Strongsville on January 5-7, 2010.
Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on January 5 and 6.
DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on January 7 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 2007, more than 20 companies had been cited by the Ohio EPA for the mismanagement of hazardous waste.
Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.
Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel f r o m most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.
1 See Ohio Administrative Code 3745-52-34.
2 The list of Ohio EPA’s hazardous waste penalties is available at