Nebraska Administrative Code
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Title 128 - Nebraska Hazardous Waste Regulations
Chapter 19 - Personnel Training
Effective Date of Last Revision: May 27, 2000

001 Personnel training. The requirements of this Chapter apply to generators regulated under Chapter 10 (Large Quantity Generators).

001.01 Facility personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures compliance with the requirements of these regulations. The generator must ensure that this program includes all the elements described in the document required under Section 004.03 of this Chapter.

001.02 This program must be directed by a person trained in hazardous waste management procedures, and must include instruction which teaches personnel hazardous waste management procedures (including contingency plan implementation) relevant to the positions in which they are employed.

001.03 At a minimum, the training program must be designed to ensure that personnel are able to respond effectively to emergencies by familiarizing them with emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems including where applicable:

001.03A Procedures for using, inspecting, repairing, and replacing emergency and monitoring equipment;

001.03B Key parameters for automatic waste feed cut-off systems;

001.03C Communications or alarm systems;

001.03D Response to fires or explosions;

001.03E Shutdown of operations.

002 Such personnel must successfully complete the program required in Section 001 of this Chapter within six months after the date of their employment or assignment or to a new position. Employees hired after the effective date of these regulations must not work in unsupervised positions until they have completed the training requirements of Section 001 of this Chapter.

003 Personnel must take part in an annual review of the initial training required in Section 001 of this Chapter.

004 The generator must maintain the following documents and records at the site:

004.01 The job title for each position related to hazardous waste management, and the name of the employee filling each job;

004.02 A written job description for each position listed under 004.01 of this Chapter. This description may be consistent in its degree of specificity with descriptions for other similar positions in the same company location or bargaining unit, but must include the requisite skill, education, or other qualifications, and duties of personnel assigned to each position;

004.03 A written description of the type and amount of both introductory and continuing training that will be given to each person filling a position listed under Section 004.01 of this Chapter;

004.04 Records that document that the training or job experience required under Sections 001, 002, and 003 of this Chapter have been given to, and have been completed by, facility personnel.

005 Training records on personnel must be kept for three years after termination of employment. Personnel training records may accompany personnel transferred within the same company.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง81-1505(13)

Legal Citation: Title 128, Chapter 19, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality