The Employee Training Plan task is part of the California Environmental Reporting System compliance program.
The Emergency Response/Contingency Plan includes a section to describe employee training. It will usually fulfill the requirement to have a training plan. However, we advise all businesses to develop a separate training plan that addresses the specific hazards presented at the work place. Employee training is very important. It is a major component of running a safe workplace. It also protects business operators from potential liability. The type and scope of training program requirements for a facility depends largely on if it is a Large Quantity Generator (LQG), or a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) of hazardous waste. Below is a summary of the requirements for each category.
- The facility is required to provide training that ensures all employees are trained in proper waste handling and emergency procedures.
Also recommended for small quantity generators
A written training plan that includes at a minimum:
- Training curriculum (This can be as simple as a copy of the training material used during instruction)
- Records of training
We also encourage business operators to document employee violations of safety policies.
Large quantity generators (sites that generate more than 1000 kg/month) have more detailed requirements:
- Personnel must complete an annual classroom or on-the-job training session. The training must show employees how to complete duties safely and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- This training must be provided by a trained hazardous waste manager and must include:
- Hazardous waste management.
- Contingency plan implementation that includes:
- Emergency procedures.
- Emergency equipment’emergency systems.
- Other applicable emergency plan implementation requirements.
- Training must be provided within 6 months of initial employment or assignment to a facility.
- Untrained personnel may not work without supervision until they are trained.
- Training must be renewed annually.
- A written training plan that includes:
- The job title for each position related to hazardous waste management.
- A roster of employees with job titles.
- A written job description for each position related to hazardous waste management that includes the requisite skill, education or other qualifications and duties of employees assigned to each position.
- The training material covered for each job title.
- Records of training.
- Three years worth of training records (including those persons no longer at the facility).