Atlanta, GA, January 13, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Many workers never get this training, which can result in tragic accidents and big penalties.
With the chemical spills in West Virginia and North Carolina, many companies now understand the importance of working with their local government agencies and emergency responders to prevent, prepare for, and respond to chemical incidents. That’s the goal of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (also known as SARA Title III). This law requires both companies and government agencies to inform the surrounding community about their facility's hazardous substances and prepare for accidental releases.
Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Atlanta at the Holiday Inn and Suites – Atlanta Airport North on February 2–5, 2016.
Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on February 2 and 3, DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on February 4, and SARA Title III will be taught on February 5 at the same location.
Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.
Now in its 35th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year; the company also trains personnel from most of the State and Federal agencies that enforce the regulations.