Environmental Protection & Hazardous Waste Management Training

Environmental Protection (RCRA & DOT) Awareness Training

Required by:   Environmental Protection Agency & Department of Transportation

Frequency:   Initial

Target Audience:   All individuals who work with hazardous chemicals

Class Description:  This class describes the individual's and the University's responsibilities for complying with environmental protection standards and transportation of hazardous materials.  The EPA Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) is described and acceptable methods for hazardous waste disposal are discussed. 

Class Length:  Approximately one hour.

Class Schedule/Location:  This training is provided on an as-requested basis.  To request this training, please contact Kevin Warren by phone (2-0925) or e-mail (kevin.warren@vumc.org).  If you attend the Laboratory Safety/RCRA/DOT training, you have already received this training.

Universal Waste Management Training

Required by:  The EPA Standards for Universal Waste Management -  40 CFR 273

Frequency:   Initial

Target Audience:  All employees who handle or have responsibility for managing universal waste (waste in the form of used batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and mercury-containing bulbs).

Class Description:   Training must describe proper handling and emergency procedures appropriate to the type(s) of universal waste handled at Vanderbilt facilities.

Class Length:  Approximately 30 minutes

Class Schedule/Location:  This training is provided by SEMO.  To request this training, please contact Steve Gild by phone (2-3745) or email (steve.gild@vanderbilt.edu). This training is also available online through the University or Medical Center Learning Exchange.

Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) Training

Required by:  EPA Oil Pollution Prevention Act -  40 CFR 112

Frequency:   Initial and annual refresher training

Target Audience:  All oil-handling personnel.

Class Description:  Training must include the Vanderbilt SPCC Plans, a complete list of areas where oil or fuel are stored, and how to respond in the event of a leak or spill to prevent oil or fuel from entering a waterway, including storm drains.

Class Length:  Approximatley 30 minutes

Class Schedule/Location:  This training is provided by SEMO.  To request this training, please contact Steve Gild by phone (2-3745) or email (steve.gild@vanderbilt.edu). This training is also available online through the University or Medical Center Learning Exchange.