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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SECTION-TR AINING
ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING

TRAINING TO CREATE
A SAFETY CULTURE

SWPP Requirements

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Asphalt plants may or may not
be required to have a storm water
permit, but if one is required,
the site should have a SWPPP.
The USEPA published in June
2015 Developing Your Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan - A Guide for
Industrial Operators (EPA 833-B-09002). Section 4.1 (page 22) of the
guide identifies employee training
requirements. Although training is
required for all employees in areas
with industrial or material handling
activities exposed to storm water,
the contractor needs to identify in
the SWPPP when the training is to
be conducted - such as when a new
employee is hired, annual training,
or other - with the understanding
that the USEPA recommends at
least annually.
The SWPPP should also identify
the elements of the training
program and include a review of the
plan, control measures employed,
spill containment and response
procedures (can reference the SPCC
Plan), inspection and monitoring
frequency, and reporting and
documentation requirements.

Other Environmental Training
While not required by federal
regulations, it is always a good
plan to conduct plant employee
training on the requirements of
the air permit. Every state has
different requirements for Federally
Enforceable State Operating
Permits (FESOP) under their State
Implementation Plans (SIPs). Some
requirements may include the
recording of pressure drop across the
baghouse; production records;
fuel usage records; the reading of
visible emissions from the stack;
conveyors, stockpiles, or other areas;
the use of slag; the production
of cold mix, etc. Training plant
personnel on the requirements of

"While not required
by federal regulations,
it is always a good
plan to conduct plant
employee training on
the requirements of the
air permit."
daily logs can reduce headaches
during an agency inspection.
Most asphalt plants are not
generators of hazardous waste, but
solid waste is generated. Training
staff on the proper handling of
solid waste and recyclable material
can be part of any facility's best
management practices. In the
event, a facility does generate
hazardous waste, additional training
requirements can be found in 40
CFR 265.16.
If your facility has any internal
programs, standard operating
procedures, or best management
plans, you might want to consider
incorporating training on them into
your mandatory training.
Lastly, no matter how much
training you conduct, remember
to always use a sign-in sheet to
document the environmental
training conducted, whether
it is mandatory or voluntary;
the date and location training
was performed; and, those who
attended. You may also want to keep
a copy of the training materials
- printouts of any PowerPoints,
handouts, etc. - with the sign-in
sheets to further document the
topics covered. AP
Bob Beyke is Environmental Manager at
Milestone Contractors Construction.

myself, and I'm going to share it
with you: the secret is - there is
no secret at all.
I know, I know; what a letdown,
right? But it's true. There's no
secret recipe. There's simply no
magic formula to a successful
safety program. However, through
all of my research, here are the
most common key principles most
successful safety programs are
built on:
*	 Company culture focused on
safety and caring for each other
*	 Employee engagement
*	 Clear expectations
*	Responsibility
*	 Praise and recognition
*	Accountability
*	 And last but not least: Training
I want to share with you my
thoughts on the latter - Training.
I've learned through the years that
training is truly the foundation
to every solid safety program; a
foundation that sets the standard
for the company's core beliefs in
safety. Without it, a successful
safety program cannot exist. The
foundation of the program won't
last, nor will it sustain safety,
without training.

Making Safety a Priority
is Not Enough
We've all heard the phrase "Safety
is our No. 1 priority." In stories
about company safety, it is an
often-used quote by company
leadership.
While the intent of this
message is great, it fails to hold
true substance. Why? Safety has
to be a value, not just labeled as a
priority. Priorities change all the
time. We all have many priorities.
Priorities are always competing for
that top spot. Priorities change,
but values are unwavering.
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President’s Perspective Asphalt — The Sustainable Choice
Industry News
Creating a Sustainability Program: Going Forward
2017 NAPA Annual Meeting Preview Strategies in a Changing Market
Developing a Stronger, Healthier Safety Culture
EH&S Training for the Upcoming Season
Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Silica Rule?
Resources to Reach Your Community with Real, Positive Information
EH&S Regulatory Outlook
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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