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Top Environmentally Friendly Gifts for 2015

California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) presented its Green Gift Guide for the 2015 holiday season. All of this year’s selections are meant to give loved ones a gentle nudge toward sustainability. These environmentally conscious gifts will help recipients save money, protect our natural resources, and facilitate a greener 2016.

  • Bicycle. An eco-friendly gift that doesn’t feel like one. Help a loved one get some exercise and eliminate their carbon footprint at the same time. If you live in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area, try one of the country’s best trails beginning ... more »
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Topiramate Listed as a Reproductive Toxin

Effective November 27, 2015, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding topiramate (CAS No. 97240-79-4) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) for purposes of Proposition 65.

The listing of topiramate was based on a formal requirement by a state or federal agency that the chemical be identified or labeled as causing reproductive toxicity as provided under Proposition 65. Topiramate has been identified or labeled to communicate a risk of reproductive harm (developmental toxicity endpoint) in accordance with formal requirements by ... more »

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About Us

Environmental Resource Center is an environmental, health, safety, and transportation consulting firm that leads the way in serving industry, academia, and federal and state government agencies. Since 1981, our team of safety and environmental consultants has been helping organizations like yours identify and comply with all applicable environmental, health, safety, security, and transportation regulations from both federal agencies (EPA, DOT, IATA, DHS, and OSHA) as well as your state and local regulators.

To help you meet your environmental objectives, we hold training seminars on hazardous waste management and hazardous materials management throughout the country; we also offer many of our courses as live interactive webcasts; we conduct environmental audits, DOT audits, and safety audits; we provide customized onsite RCRA, DOT, and OSHA training classes; and, via our answerline service, our environmental consultants work with you to ensure you are in compliance with any permitting requirements as well as other environmental and safety regulatory issues.

To contact one of our safety and environmental consultants, for more information about our RCRA, DOT, IATA, and OSHA seminars or webcasts, onsite hazardous waste training and hazardous materials training, HAZWOPER training, and OSHA training classes, or for more information about our environmental audits, DOT audits, and safety audits click here or call 800-537-2372.

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Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule

EPA plans to modify and reorganize the hazardous waste generator regulations. When adopted, the rule will provide new flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed, and close important gaps in the regulations. Attend this webcast to learn EPA’s new requirements for hazardous waste determinations, episodic generation, Very Small Quantity Generators, container and tank management, clarified time/volume limits for satellite accumulation, and biennial reports. Click here for more information.

Learn DOT’s New Requirements for Shipping Batteries

Learn about DOT's new final rule designed to enhance the safe shipment of lithium cells and batteries. The rule establishes new shipping names, revises exceptions for small cells and batteries, changes the requirements for waste batteries, and establishes new safeguards for shipments of damaged and recalled batteries.

Attend Environmental Resource Center's webcast training to meet the DOT’s for hazmat employee training of personnel responsible for the shipment of batteries by ground and air.

On-Site Training Saves Time and Money

You can depend on Environmental Resource Center for all of your EPA, OSHA, and DOT required training. Your on-site training will focus precisely on the needs of your facility and personnel and will always be up-to-date based on the latest regulatory and industry standards.

With full time training staff in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Vermont, one of our instructors can provide not only your routine Hazcom, RCRA, DOT, HAZWOPER, and IATA training, but also training on a wide variety of other topics, such as DOT Hazmat Security, IMDG, REACH, RoHS, WEEE, IMDG, SARA Title III, Storm Water, SPCC, TSCA, Used Oil, and Universal Waste Management. Call us today (800-537-2372), and one of our instructors can provide your training as early as tomorrow.

Customized Online Training

Environmental Resource Center also offers customized online learning management system solutions. Known as HELP (Health and Environmental Learning ProgramTM), our learning management solution can provide online employee training, tracking, and testing on virtually any environmental topic in a manner that is fully customized to include your facility’s policies, procedures, and activities. For details, contact Amy Knight at

Your Own Hazardous Materials Transportation Database

Let Environmental Resource Center create a web-based database of your company’s hazardous materials. We’ll classify your hazardous materials, generate proper shipping names, and develop packaging and labeling specifications for all modes of transportation. Your personnel will never have to guess at what must be entered on shipping papers; how packages must be marked or labeled, or how the IATA, IMO, ADR, and ADG regulations differ from DOT requirements. Click here to view a demo. For details, contact Amy Knight at 919-469-1585, Ext. 224, or