2017 CalRecycle/LEA Trainings: Load-Checking

This one day, 7-hour class will provide information on the implementation of hazardous and prohibited waste load-checking programs at solid waste disposal facilities. For 2017, the class will have a “hands on exercise”. The class will head outside to the waste receiving area for interactive demonstration by the instructor for practicing safe and effective load-checking procedures. The class will also actively participate in these load-checking procedures under the supervision of the instructor. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the class will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. A boxed sandwich lunch will be provided with this class. You may choose your sandwich selection on the registration form. The class ends at 4:30 p.m. The topics covered will include:

  • Fundamental concepts of a load-checking program
  • Regulations related to load-checking at solid waste facilities
  • The types of wastes that are prohibited from disposal and should be looked for in a load-checking program
  • Methods for identifying hazardous and other prohibited wastes
  • Basic health and safety practices and emergency procedures
  • Specific waste handling and storage procedures
  • Record keeping
  • Program evaluation

Workshop Goals:

  • Understand why load-checking is conducted
  • Learn what to look for during load-checking activities
  • Become skilled at safely reviewing waste loads
  • Understand how to manage wastes found during load-checking

Out-Door Training Exercise: A portion of this class will take place outside at the facilities’ load-checking area. You are required to bring/wear the following to the class in order to participate in this exercise:

  1. Closed Toed Boots/Shoes
  2. Pants
  3. Orange Safety Vest
  4. Safety Glasses
  5. Hard Hat
  6. Ear Plugs (optional)
  7. Water Bottle (optional)
  8. Sunscreen Lotion/Spray (optional)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This workshop is certified for CEU contact hours. CEU Certificates will be emailed to the attendees after completion of the workshop.

  • Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) CEUs are offered.
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) 6 contact hours are offered. Course number is: 01-029-15.

Registration: Please select the workshop date that you are interested in attending and complete the registration process. Registration for the Load-Checking workshop is free.

Please note, morning coffee service and a boxed sandwich lunch will be provided at this year’s Load-Checking workshops. You can choose sandwich selection on the registration form page.

Confirmation: To ensure you receive a confirmation letter and map to the facility, please register no later than one week prior to the workshop. Attendees who register after this may not receive a confirmation letter and map.

Cancellation Policy: To allow us to provide the highest quality workshops possible, fiscal responsibility is crucial. If you cannot attend the workshop and must cancel or send a substitute, please contact the CSUS CCE Conference & Training Services registration department at (800) 858-7743.

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