Hazardous Waste Reduction & Minimization

Be aware the waste generator is still ultimately for meeting waste regulations. A waste stream may be presumed to contain certain constituents above regulatory thresholds for compliance purposes, but disposal facilities may still require testing before accepting a waste stream. Ask disposal companies for a list of tests and approved methods and acceptable laboratories. This step will prevent you from spending money on laboratory tests that are not necessary. When hiring a testing firm clearly identify specific services.

  • Who is responsible for collecting samples?
  • Who will arrange to have it analyzed?
  • Who will arrange to have an expert look at the analysis results?
  • Who will determine if the waste is hazardous and at which regulatory limit?
Hazardous Waste Management Training

Whether it is mandatory by law or simply provided as an educational tool, environmental training is critical to maintain a good waste management program. HazMat and DOT training are required for any employee who manages or signs hazardous waste, but by providing like training to all employees a sense of confidence is preset by your company. Training empowers employees and helps them see that you are truly and environmentally conscious company.

Both industrial clients and educational institutions are seeing increased requirements to train their staffs in the areas of hazardous wastes management and DOT shipping regulations. Staffs are continually been asked to accept additional responsibilities but have limited resources to concentrate in all of the areas that are needed. Rader Environmental Services is an extremely competent and efficient resource in filling or supplementing the training needs in these areas.

Rader has a particular expertise working with colleges and universities in their hazardous waste management needs. An area of concern we continually hear from this customer base is the need for additional training for the generators of hazardous waste. This includes their maintenance staffs, art departments, agriculture departments and laboratories on campus.

Our extensive background in hands-on hazardous waste disposal activities guided our development of a practical, affordable approach for this training. It is computer based, stand alone course which could easily be adapted to a university’s web-based training program.

The program covers four major areas including; how materials flow through an organization and how your decisions impact the generation of hazardous waste, hazardous waste determination, management of hazardous waste, and responding to emergency situations. This training specifically targets the areas the educational institutions need to focus to ensure compliance with the regulations. It is designed for educational institutions and is has a very practical orientation answering staffs questions-what they need to do.

Rader Environmental Services experience in hazardous waste management is extensive. This includes a significant knowledge-base working with DOT regulations. This is very appropriate for DOT training courses. Industries compliance burden for DOT regulations is increasing by the recent changes expanding the umbrella of individuals in the shipping process that are required to be trained. The basic training covers definitions, the regulatory requirements and the role of the certified shipping agent.

Analysis & Waste Characterization

Be aware the waste generator is still ultimately for meeting waste regulations. A waste stream may be presumed to contain certain constituents above regulatory thresholds for compliance purposes, but disposal facilities may still require testing before accepting a waste stream. Ask disposal companies for a list of tests and approved methods and acceptable laboratories. This step will prevent you from spending money on laboratory tests that are not necessary. When hiring a testing firm clearly identify specific services.

  • Who is responsible for collecting samples?
  • Who will arrange to have it analyzed?
  • Who will arrange to have an expert look at the analysis results?
  • Who will determine if the waste is hazardous and at which regulatory limit?