This 8-hour course is for experienced personnel responsible for developing, implementing, or managing safety programs for hazardous waste clean-up operations, treatment, storage and disposal facilities, or responding to chemical emergencies.
The course will help answer the following questions as a site supervisor:
What are the health and safety responsibilities.
What do the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) say are the responsibilities and potential liabilities as the EPA representative.
What should be looked for when reviewing a site health and safety plan.
How is an accident investigation conducted.
Topics discussed include responsibilities and liabilities, health and safety plans, accident investigations and lessons learned.
The instructional methodology for this course includes lecture, case studies, and group discussions. The target audience for this course is RPMs, OSCs and other site safety managers.
This course meets the 29 CFR1910.120(e)(4) requirements of eight hours of initial training for on-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations.
In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at
Continuing Education Units: 0.8
Note: This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel only.
Unless otherwise specified, THIS COURSE, AND OTHER ERTP COURSES, IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :
ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Training location’s availability;
• COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
• Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
• Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
• Contractual number of available course training slots;
• EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
• Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.). If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.