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Storing & Shipping Hazardous Waste – Ops (RCRA & DOT)

Course Code: RCRA 231

This course prepares employees to properly manage and ship hazardous waste in compliance with the latest US EPA and US DOT regulations. The course covers critical RCRA and 49 CFR hazmat topics to help satisfy employee training mandates for waste handlers, operators, lab employees, loading dock workers, and other personnel. 

Effective training is critical to protect your facility from civil penalties for noncompliance that increase every year.

Registration Includes:

  • Engaging, interactive RCRA and hazmat employee training
  • Trusted compliance resources
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence with DOT and RCRA requirements
  • Six months of Lion Membership for compliance support

Storing & Shipping Hazardous Waste—Ops Training Highlights:

  • Introduction to RCRA—who is regulated?
  • Defining solid waste and hazardous waste under RCRA
  • Basics of RCRA waste codes
  • Requirements for RCRA satellite areas  
  • Marking and managing containers in 90- and 180-day storage areas
  • Storing and managing universal waste and used oil
  • Emergency preparedness and reporting requirements
  • Dealing with emergencies and releases
  • Hazmat General Awareness & Security Awareness
  • Selecting, filling, and closing hazmat packagings
  • Marking, labeling, and placarding hazmat shipments
  • Loading hazmat and checklist for hazmat shippers
  • Preparing hazmat shipping papers and the Manifest


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Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Properly and safely accumulate and handle hazardous waste and universal waste on site under the RCRA rules for large and small quantity generators
  • Prepare and offer hazardous waste containers for transportation in compliance with 49 CFR hazmat shipping regulations
  • Label and manage hazardous waste containers in satellite or central storage areas
  • Describe basic responsibilities for emergency preparedness and reporting

Online Course Details

Course code RCRA 231
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 8.5 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by      US EPA and US DOT (40 CFR 262.16 & .17 and 49 CFR 172.704(c))

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

CEUs awarded 0.80
NEHA Contact Hours 6.00
REHS Contact Hours* 6.00
Lion Membership           6 months

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What's different about online training at

Professionals choose Lion’s online training because our courses are more detailed and more up to date than other training available.

Hazardous materials, environmental, and safety professionals rely on Lion for:
  • Courses developed and supported by credentialed, experienced trainers.
  • Materials updated continuously to keep pace with changing regulations.
  • Unrivaled training resources to simplify compliance and inform decision making.
  • Flexible, convenient solutions to fit any schedule or learning style.
  • Ongoing compliance support, including the Lion Finder Service.
Online courses can be accessed 24/7, from any internet connection, with support available 7 days a week. Test drive a course or learn more about online training.  

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RCRA Training for Managers

EHS managers with RCRA compliance responsibilities should complete the RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Online Course or RCRA Refresher Online Course.
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