Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance for Automotive Dealers is a course offered through the continuing education training program at Iowa Community Colleges. The course provides an opportunity for Used Car Dealers & Auto Recyclers & Auto Body Shops to gain the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the environmental, health and safety regulations. Click Here for course content and download handouts/resources. The Iowa Independent Dealers Association (IIADA) offers the accredited course as one option for completing used car licensee’s continuing education credit for the year 2016 renewal process. IIADA has developed other courses as well. For the dealer’s education program IIADA has developed specialty courses to keep dealers informed about issues in the industry. Visit the IIADA website to review local community college scheduled dates and locations., registration telephone number and to view a synopsis for all course.
Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance for Automotive Dealers trainer and developer, Sue Schauls, will engage Used Car Dealers, Automotive Recyclers and Mechanical or Collision Repair Shops in a thorough review of the rules and regulations facing the automotive technician today. These “green collar job” issues include managing automotive waste in an environmentally and compliant manner as well as covering the required safety requirements for automotive shops.
An in-depth discussion and training on the NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and the changes from MSDS to SDS along with new in-shop tank labeling requirements will impart the students with the skills to meet the new GHS rules' 2016 deadline for compliance. The requirements apply to all businesses with chemicals of any kind in the work place.
Each issue or regulation will be discussed in a plain English format. The applicable regulatory agency would be identified (e.g., EPA, DNR, OSHA). Recommendations as to how to attain and/or maintain regulatory compliance will be thoroughly discussed. Participants would be guided through the use of a self-audit checklist and coached on developing a mandatory hazardous waste inventory (a key to waste disposal decisions).
Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance for Automotive Dealers Trainer Sue Schauls
Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance for Auto Dealers - Course No. BUS 2310.1
Iowa Valley Community College Main Building - 3702 S. Center Street (Room No. 608), Marshalltown, Iowa
Thurs, September 22, 2016 - Noon to 5 pm - To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or on line: www.dmacc.edu
Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance for Auto Dealers Course No: 15758 PROF 978 100
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - SOUTHRIDGE - 1111 East Army Post Road, (Room No. 20 D), Des Moines, Iowa
To pay or for questions call: 641-782-1441
Southwestern Community College - Creston Campus 1501 W. Townline Street, Room 103, Technical Center (Tech Center 1) Creston, Iowa
Thurs, October 20, 2016 Iowa Lakes Community College—Emmetsburg
Friday, October 21, 2016 Northwest Iowa Community College – Sheldon
Classes are scheduled through the 2016 Dealer Education deadline for license renewal. The continuing education class meets the licensing requirement. Pre-registration for the class is required through the local community college. The 5-hour course is $159 per student. Each student should be material participant in the Auto Dealership. Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance for Automotive Dealers class will also provide updates to Dealers on new laws, rules and regulations. If you have employees to manage, run a service department or collision repair shop, or operate a salvage yard in your dealership this would be an excellent class to take.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
1. Understand what agency or department requires compliance to what rule or regulation and to comply with these requirements, including necessary paperwork.
2. Make an analysis of their dealership operation and determine where improvement must be made in order to meet compliance standards.
3. Determine when and if permits are necessary and where to obtain them.
4. Understand the importance of proper waste disposal and removal.
5. Comply with Iowa OSHA rules including employee training requirements.
Environmental and Safety Compliance for Automotive Dealers
Hazardous Waste Management and Regulatory Compliance
Every business must determine whether its wastes are hazardous or non-hazardous. Proper waste characterization is essential in determining applicable waste handling and disposal regulations. Download print file to make file folder labels for automotive wastes.
General Regulatory Review
- Identify Waste Generator Status with EPA based on hazardous waste generation rates and on-site storage quantities.
- Determine Hazardous Waste through identification of characteristics and/or toxicity testing using TCLP methodology.
- Manage non-hazardous waste according to Iowa DNR Special Waste Authorization rules.
- Maintain a Household Hazardous Material (HHM) retail sales permit from the Iowa Department of Revenue.
- Post required employee information signage.
- Parts Washer Waste – Ignitable solvent or aqueous wash water
- Used Oil Management Standards
- Used Oil Filter Landfill Ban
- Fluorescent Bulbs are Universal Waste
- Oil Storage - Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
For Auto Body shops:
- Waste Paint, Thinner & Paint-Related Waste
For Automotive Recyclers:
- Storm Water Permit from Iowa DNR
- Iowa Certified Auto Recyclers Environmental (I-CARE) Program
- Iowa Automotive Recyclers association information
- Airbag Training --- Renewal required every 3 years ---
- Forklift Training Material --- Renewal required every 3 years ---
- Utilization of basic personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves and safety glasses, goggles, etc.
- OSHA approved 15-minute eye wash station(s) readily accessible near corrosive materials.
- Readily available, appropriately typed, and fully charged fire extinguishers.
- Establish and maintain a Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) program.
- Conduct monthly safety training as recommended by OSHA.
DNR, EPA AND OSHA Requirements : If you think you are exempt, think again. This course will be beneficial to dealers who have service departments, body shops and those who have a used motor vehicle dealer license coupled with a recycler’s license. If you have employees, you will want to become better aware of these state and federal compliance issues. Updates from the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office and other state and federal agencies will be reviewed.