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EPA To Expand RCRA Categorical Non-Fuel Waste List

EPA is proposing to amend the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The NHSM rule established standards and procedures for identifying whether non-hazardous secondary materials are solid wastes when used as fuels or ingredients in combustion units. In a February 7, 2013 rule, EPA listed particular non-hazardous secondary materials as “categorical non-waste fuels” provided certain conditions are met. EPA also indicated that it would consider adding additional non- hazardous secondary materials to the categorical listings. This action proposes to add three materials to the list of categorical non- waste fuels: Construction and demolition (C&D) wood processed from C&D debris according to best management practices; Paper recycling residuals, including old cor ... more »

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OSHA National Emphasis Program on Retail Injuries and Fatalities

OSHA is launching a local emphasis program to prevent retail sector injuries and fatalities in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

“We are not in the business of waiting to act only after a preventable injury or fatality occurs. Retail employers and workers need to be aware of hazards and risks commonly found in this industry,” said Mike Rivera, acting area director of OSHA’s Honolulu Area Office. “Stores must be safe for customers to shop and for employees to work.”

The retail industry experienced 262 fatal occupational injuries in 2012. The injury and illness case rate for retail workers, including in the Pacific, was four per 100 full-time workers, compared with a 3.4 rate for all other private sector employees during the same period.

OSHA will conduct inspections to identify and evaluate hazards with ... more »

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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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GHS Hazard Communication Training PowerPoint Now Available - $199


With OSHA’s adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals, virtually every chemical label, MSDS—now called Safety Data Sheet (SDS), and written hazard communication plan must be revised to meet the new standard.

By December 1, 2013, all employees at your site that work with, or are exposed to, hazardous chemicals must be trained to understand the new classification system, labels, warning statements, precautions, pictograms, and safety data sheets for chemicals at your worksite.

Environmental Resource Center is making available a PDF presentation or a customizable PowerPoint that you can use for on-site worker training. The training program, which covers all of OSHA’s required GHS Hazard Communication training requirements in a format that is easy to understand.

Pricing and options:

Presentation PDF: $99 (single copy)*

PowerPoint presentation with prompts to modify with your site-specific information: $199 (single copy)*


St. Louis, MO - Hazardous Waste and DOT Training

Register for Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course and DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course in St. Louis, MO, on May 5-7, 2014. Register 2 attendees at full price and each additional person attends for half price. To take advantage of this offer, click here or call 800-537-2372. 
 
 

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 Germany, 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 aknight@ercweb.com.

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 aknight@ercweb.com.