Chemical Safety Training

Chemical Safety Office Training Requirements

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Shipping and Certification Training

Application of the IATA regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods.  Training must include:

  • general familiarization training which must be aimed at providing familiarity with the general provisions
  • function specific training which must provide detailed training in the requirements applicable to the function for which that person is responsible
  • safety training which must cover the hazards presented by dangerous goods, safe handling and emergency response procedures.
  • security awareness training that addresses the nature of security risks, recognition of security risks, methods to address and reduce such risks and actions to be taken in the event of a security breach. It should include awareness of security plans (if appropriate) commensurate with the responsibilities of individuals and their role in implementing security plans.

Required

For persons shipping all Dangerous Goods, Radioactive Material, Infectious substances Category A,B, Dry ice, Exempt Human or animal specimens.

Frequency

Initial and refresher once every two years

References

  • IATA Dangerous Goods Checklist for a non-radioactive shipment
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Checklist for a radioactive shipment
  • IATA Acceptance Checklist for Dry ice (Carbon dioxide, solid, for use when a Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods is not required)

Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Shipping and Certification Training

Application of the DOT regulations concerning the transport of Hazardous Material. Training ensures that a hazmat employee has familiarity with the general provisions of the regulations, is able to recognize and identify hazardous materials, has knowledge of specific requirements applicable to functions performed by the employee, and has knowledge of emergency response information, self-protection measures and accident prevention methods and procedures.  Training must include:

  • General awareness/familiarization training. Each hazmat employee shall be provided general awareness/familiarization training designed to provide familiarity with the DOT requirements.
  • Function-specific training. Each hazmat employee must be provided function-specific training concerning requirements that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.
  • Safety training. Each hazmat employee shall receive safety training concerning
  1. Emergency response information required by the (DOT)
  2. Measures to protect the employee from the hazards associated with hazardous materials to which they may be exposed in the work place
  3. Methods and procedures for avoiding accidents, such as the proper procedures for handling packages containing hazardous materials.
  • Security awareness training.

Each hazmat employee must receive training that provides an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods designed to enhance transportation security. This training must also include a component covering how to recognize and respond to possible security threats.

  • In-depth security training.

Each hazmat employee of a facility required to have a security plan in accordance with the DOT regulations who handles hazardous materials covered by the plan, performs a regulated function related to the hazardous materials covered by the plan, or is responsible for implementing the plan must be trained concerning the security plan and its implementation. Security training must include company security objectives, organizational security structure, specific security procedures, specific security duties and responsibilities for each employee, and specific actions to be taken by each employee in the event of a security breach.

Required

For persons shipping all Dangerous Goods and Radioactive Material

Frequency

Initial and refresher once every three years

Regulated Medical Waste Shipping Training and Certification

Application of the DOT regulations concerning the transport of regulated bio-hazardous waste under the proper shipping name Regulated Medical Waste (RMW).    Training must include all of the requirements associated with the transport of hazardous materials (DOT), including Security Awareness, with emphasis on the specific requirements for shipping Regulated Medical Waste.

Frequency

Initial and recurrent once every three years

Required

For persons who sign the Regulated Medical Waste shipping papers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Training and Certification

Hazardous Waste Management Personnel

Facility hazardous waste management personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures the facility's compliance with the EPA RCRA requirements. At a minimum, the training program must be designed to ensure that facility personnel are able to respond effectively to emergencies by familiarizing them with emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems, including, where applicable:

  • Procedures for using, inspecting, repairing, and replacing facility emergency and monitoring equipment;
  • Key parameters for automatic waste feed cut-off systems;
  • Communications or alarm systems;
  • Response to fires or explosions;
  • Response to ground-water contamination incidents; and
  • Shutdown of operations.

Frequency

Initial and yearly refresher

Responsible managers of hazardous waste satellite storage areas

These individuals must be trained in accordance with the requirements outlined in Section B-3.B in the UNMC Chemical Safety Manual.  Further training is conducted during the yearly EPA RCRA  audits of the satellite accumulation areas, by utilizing the EPA Chemical Disposal Training Checklist for Lab, Clinic or Facilities.  The checklist is reviewed at the time of the audit, signed by the responsible laboratory personnel and collected by the UNMC Chemical Safety Office auditor.

Frequency

Initial and yearly refresher

OSHA HAZWOPER Training and Certification

Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder on the UNMC Spill Response Team. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given a minimum of 24 hour HAZWOPER training.  Training required in excess of the 24 hour minimum will be dependent on the specific function an individual has on the UNMC Spill Response Team.  The training must include the specific requirements as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)

Frequency

Initial and yearly refresher

Universal Waste Training and Certification

Required training for all personnel who handle Universal Waste.  A large quantity handler of universal waste must ensure that all employees are thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures, relative to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies.

Frequency

Initial and yearly refresher

;