appropriately-supervised field (hands-on) experience. EM-40 employees and contractors at the
Headquarters, Field Program, Project Manager, and Supervisor levels are also required to have
40 hours of training. Site supervisors and managers involved in or associated with site-related
activities are required to have the same training and certifications as hazardous waste workers.
In addition, site management personnel are required to have 8 hours of supervisory training.
Training requirements for Visitors/Non-Workers who may require access to ER sites and RCRA
TSD sites are also addressed in this chapter and in Appendix C.
OSHA does not currently certify or accredit training programs. However, a January 26, 1990,
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addresses accreditation of 29 CFR 1910.120 training programs
for employees covered by 29 CFR 1910.120. It does not address accreditation of training
programs for employees engaged in emergency response activities. Until this proposed
regulation becomes a final rule, employers should assess the adequacy of training programs
based on training criteria addressed in 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(2).
Training documentation should be maintained in accordance with DOE Order 5480.20 and DOE
Order 1324.2A and applicable OSHA Standards.
4.3. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONNEL AT ER SITES
Training requirements for DOE employees and contractor employees are summarized in Table 4-
1. Personnel should be prohibited from participating in field activities until appropriately
The terms "installation," "facility," and "site" are defined in the Glossary, (Appendix A), and
graphically depicted in Figure 4-1. Some facilities may contain a number of individual sites
which, in turn, can be linked through a facility-wide integrator site.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONNEL AT RCRA TSD SITES
The training requirements for personnel at RCRA TSD sites are summarized in Table 4-2.
Personnel should be prohibited from participating in RCRA TSD sites activities until appropriate
training has been received.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONNEL CONDUCTING EMERGENCY
RESPONSES TO HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RELEASES
Table 4-3 summarizes the minimum training requirements for personnel conducting emergency
responses to hazardous substance releases.