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Environmental Training Programs

Many regulatory standards and management system programs require the training of employees to maintain a safe workplace and follow company policy – in essence, to ensure employees have an understanding of their role and the “rules of the road.” Determining the applicability of a standard within the broad range of subject areas and your company’s specific circumstances can be a daunting task. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are “certified,” “competent,” or “qualified.” Other requirements dictate “designated” personnel, i.e., those persons who are selected or assigned by the employer or the employer’s representative, as being qualified to perform specific duties.

Depending on your industry and specific facility activities, there may be circumstances where the requirements of one program overlap with those of another – hazardous waste; hazardous materials; hazardous substances. Being “hazwise” enables you to implement programs that are comprehensive and effective, leading to positive outcomes for the company and the employee.

ESC works with our clients, recognizing that a singular approach is neither appropriate nor applicable to every situation. We will work to create customized environmental training programs to fit your specific needs.

The following provides a summary of common environmental, health & safety training requirements and the frequency upon which such training is required. Please note that this list is not all inclusive and represents only a sampling of common OSHA, EPA and DOT requirements and the services which we provide. We look forward to assisting you.

Sampling of Common Health, Safety & Environmental Training Requirements

Training Topic | Title
(Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response)
Initial (prior to assignment) | 8-Hr Annual Refresher
Accident Reporting & Investigation Initial | Upon Policy Changes
Emergency Preparedness & Evacuation | Contingency Plan
(Site Specific)
Initial | Annual Refresher
Blood Borne Pathogens Initial | Annual Refresher
DOT | HAZMAT HAZMAT employees – within 90 days | Refresher Every 3 Years
Powered Industrial Trucks, i.e., Forklifts Per Job Title | Initial | Every 3 Years | With Changes in Equipment/Incident
Hazard Communications Initial | Upon Policy Changes, MSDS updates, and/or use of new chemicals
Lockout |Tag Out Initial | Upon Policy or Job and Equipment Changes
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Initial | Upon Policy or Job Changes
RCRA | Waste Management Initial | Annual Refresher | Upon Policy or Job Changes
Respiratory Protection & Fit-Testing Initial | Annual Refresher | Upon Policy or Job Changes

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