New at Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Online Training

Posted on 10/16/2018 by Lion Training Staff

Lion Technology launched the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Online Coursethis week to help industry professionals in the Bay State meet their responsibilities under the state’s hazardous waste rules.

Why a Massachusetts DEP Hazardous Waste Course?


Professionals who work with and manage hazardous waste in Massachusetts must know their state’s unique rules to prevent releases, liability, and costly civil penalties. These state-only rules are not only critical to compliance, they are often stricter and more complex than the Federal standards.


“If you don’t know your state’s rules, you may be unaware of extra requirements that affect your site. You could even be missing crucial parts of your hazardous waste management plan, like waste streams regulated only in your state,” says Manager of Content Development Jennifer Harris, who worked for two years to develop and launch the new online course for

Do you manage hazardous waste in Massachusetts?
See the course details and enroll here.

What's Different About the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Rules?

First authorized by US EPA to run its own hazardous waste compliance program in 1985, Massachusetts DEP creates and enforces its own hazardous waste rules, including: 
  • Massachusetts DEP’s waste ID criteria

  • State-only hazardous waste codes

  • A state Recyclable Materials program

  • Fewer available exclusions for solid waste

  • Unique contingency plan release reporting rules

Meet Mass DEP’s Annual RCRA Training Mandate

The new online course covers the key differences between Federal RCRA and Massachusetts hazardous waste regulations. Managers and employees develop in-depth expertise to identify and apply the state hazardous waste rules that impact generator facilities in Massachusetts. The course is designed to satisfy Massachusetts DEP’s annual hazardous waste training mandate at 310 CMR 30.516. online courses give professionals convenient, flexible access to lessons and resources that simplify the job of regulatory compliance. The new course can be completed on any internet connection and dynamic content design ensures the training runs smoothly on a computer or tablet. 

Professionals in Massachusetts can enroll now in the new online course at $379 per student. 

Online RCRA Training Rising in Popularity

Every year, thousands of EHS professionals turn to for interactive online courses that drive home the critical knowledge and skills needed to manage hazardous waste. Known since the 1970’s as a leader in classroom-style environmental and transportation training, Lion Technology was also one of the first training providers to offer online EHS courses.

Besides saving on travel and hotel costs, students cite many reasons why online training is becoming more and more popular format for EHS training. Among the major benefits: 

  • Convenient, 24/7 access from work or home

  • Interactive, engaging lessons, video, and exercises

  • “Ask the Instructor”—a direct line to submit questions

  • Expert IT support available 7 days/week

  • Compliance support through Lion Membership with every course

The Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Online Course is the latest in a growing suite of RCRA and state hazardous waste training courses now available online. In addition to public workshops presented nationwide and year-round, Lion offers these hazardous waste training programs in an online course format:

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