RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Training - Online Course

Interactive Training
45 minutes
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Course Description

RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Training - Online Course


Hazardous waste that is improperly managed poses a serious threat to human health and the environment, including wildlife. In addition, violations can cost businesses thousands of dollars, and cleanup efforts may cost them millions.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates hazwaste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). According to the EPA's website, this act "created the framework for America's hazardous and non-hazardous waste management programs."

This course is designed to guide hazwaste generators through federal hazardous waste management regulations. Specifically, it covers waste identification, generator category determination, waste management, waste preparation for transport, and emergency planning.

  • The eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Waste Identification
      • Solid Waste
      • Hazardous Waste
      • Characteristic Waste
    • Generator Categories
      • Volume of Hazwaste
      • Notify EPA of Hazwaste Activity
      • Obtain EPA ID Number
    • Managing Hazardous Waste
      • Central & Satellite Accumulation Areas
      • Container Management
      • Waste Treatment & Land Disposal
    • Shipping Hazardous Waste
      • Hazardous Materials Regulations
      • Hazwaste Manifest
    • Emergency Preparedness & Response
      • Emergency Procedures
      • Contingency Plans
  • After completing this RCRA training course, learners will be able to:
    • Identify solid wastes, listed hazardous wastes, and characteristic wastes
    • Determine their generator category and how to obtain an EPA ID Number
    • Explain how to manage the hazwaste they produce
    • Describe how to prepare and ship hazwaste
    • Discuss how to plan for emergencies
  • Intended Audience: Any employee in any industry whose company is involved in processes which produce hazardous waste.
  • Reg Covered: 40 CFR Part 262
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2017


System Req.

This course can be completed using a tablet device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. We do not recommend nor support using a mobile device with a screen size of less than seven inches, such as a smart phone.

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or on-board audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher for PC / Mozilla Firefox 19 and higher for PC / Google Chrome 25 or higher for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash. 
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.
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