Objective: Train students to sort, package, transport, and dispose of hazardous chemicals found at cannabis cultivation, extraction, and processing sites
Target Personnel: Law enforcement, environmental health agents, state parks employees, and other personnel who may be responsible for managing chemicals and waste, mitigating the hazards at cannabis sites, and/or preparing materials for transportation
Prerequisites: 40-Hour Illicit Cannabis Operations HAZWOPER Safety training
Overview: This advanced program focuses on the separation, segregation, and packing of cannabis operations waste, necessary PPE to be worn by personnel on-site, establishment of site control, and the RCRA, DOT, and EPA requirements for managing cannabis waste. Students participate in hands-on exercises involving identification of chemicals and waste materials, use and interpretation of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) information, sampling procedures, and mass spectrometry field equipment. Training covers hazardous waste and technician training requirements for managers and personnel under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) and 40 CFR 262.16(b)(9)(iii).
- Field instruments used to identify pesticides & other toxics chemicals (PIDs & mass spectrometry devices)
- RCRA regulatory requirements
- Hazardous waste generator status
- Waste determination
- Sampling procedures & the chain of custody
- DOT classification & the Hazmat Table
- DOT packaging & container requirements
- Transportation & disposal of hazardous waste
- Spill reporting requirements
- OSHA injury reporting
Associated Resource: Hazardous Materials & Hazardous Wastes Reference Chart: An Operations Guide for Cannabis Cultivation Sites (Green Chart)
NOTE: This program is currently only offered in client-specific on-site format (at our clients' locations).