Aboveground Storage Tanks
RCRA - TRAINING/OTHER
The ability of personnel to manage hazardous waste can have a lot to do with
the quality and quantity of the training that they receive. It is common for
grounds/vehicle maintenance facilities to generate hazardous wastes (paints,
solvents, petroleum products, etc.) and store these wastes in tanks, drums,
buckets and smaller containers. An effective training program does not have
to consume a great deal of time, but it does need to be comprehensive enough
to cover the topics required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Although RCRA training is typically up to the central environmental, health
and safety (EH&S) or Facilities Management offices of a college or university,
this responsibility may fall on the individual departments at some schools.
Relevant information is provided both here and in the expanded section of this
activity area of the EVC.
Whether or not RCRA personnel training requirements apply to your department
depends on the quantity of hazardous wastes generated per month. Many organizations
will combine different EH&S training sessions to minimize the amount of
time employees are “away” from their job responsibilities. Continue
on through the expanded section to learn more about RCRA training requirements.