The Hazardous Waste Facility Operators is a 40-hour course that provides information needed by personnel who work at, manage, or supervise activity hazardous waste (HW) Treatment, Storage, Disposal (TSD) facilities or less than 90-day accumulation facilities. Course trains personnel to perform their duties safely and in compliance with legal and Navy policy requirements. RCRA regulations 40 CFR 264.16(a)(1), 265.16(a)(1), and HAZWOPER 29 CFR 1910.120 (p) require training for TSD facility personnel. HMTA, 49 CFR 172.704(a)(1) and 172.704(a)(3) require training in hazardous material recognition and identification; and safety for each HAZMAT employee. HAZWOPER regulation 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) requires personnel who are likely to witness a release of hazardous substances to be trained to an awareness level.
Topics covered include: Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste (HM/MW) laws and regulations; HW liability; Navy HM and HW waste management policies; Federal Facility compliance; HM identification and classification; HW labeling, packaging, handling, and transportation requirements; land ban; Hazardous Waste Manifesting; Hazardous Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention; hazardous properties; compatibility; health/environmental effects and personal safety; contingency planning; emergency response procedures; emergency equipment and systems; decontamination, and training techniques. The OCONUS version of this course has been discontinued.
For information about the Overseas Hazardous Waste Facility Operations course please check the course description on this website under Environmental - Compliance.
For technical information (not registration), contact the Course Director, Daniel Jordan, at 805-982-2889 (DSN 551)