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. 
Jump to the Safety & Enviromental Compliance Class Schedule at left.

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
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 8 am - 1 pm To Register Call: 641-752-4645 or 1-800-284-4823 or register on line: ivce.iavalley.edu/modules/shop/index.html
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

Thurs, October 6, 2016 - Noon to 5 pm - To Register: https://form.jotform.com/SWCC-CE/Used-Auto-Dealer-Environmental ​
​​​​​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. 
          - Download Hazardous Waste Inventory Log.
  • Determine Hazardous Waste through identification of characteristics and/or toxicity testing using TCLP methodology. 
          - Downlist of Common TCLP Testing parameters.
  • Manage non-hazardous waste according to Iowa DNR Special Waste Authorization rules.
          - Download SWA application.
  • Maintain a Household Hazardous Material (HHM) retail sales permit from the Iowa Department of Revenue. 
          - Download HHM Application
          - Download BATTERY sign
          - Download USED OIL sign
          - Download OIL FILTER SIGN
  • Post required employee information signage. 
          - Download GINA Supplement

Waste Management
  • Parts Washer Waste – Ignitable solvent or aqueous wash water
  • Wastewater Discharge
  • Used Oil Management Standards
  • Used Oil Filter Landfill Ban
  • Refrigerant
  • Empty Container Disposal
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Fluorescent Bulbs are Universal Waste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Reportable Spills
  • Oil Storage - Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)   

For Auto Body shops:
  • Air Emissions
  • Waste Paint, Thinner & Paint-Related Waste

For Automotive Recyclers:
  • Mercury Switch Removal
  • 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 ---
Download Airbag Training Handbook pdf format
  • Forklift Training Material --- Renewal required every 3 years ---
Download Forklift Training Handbook pdf format

Safety Requirements  
  • 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.
  • A stocked first aid kit
  • Spill kit(s)
  • Reportable Spills
  • Establish and maintain a Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) program.
Visit SDS Program instruction on Safety Subscription page
  • Conduct monthly safety training as recommended by OSHA.
  • Fork Lift Certification
  • DOT Airbag Shipping

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.

Enviro Ed for Automotive


Storm Water
SDS Library
Hybrid Dismantle

Friday, September 16, 2016
8 am - 1 pm
Iowa Valley Community College – Marshalltown

Thurs, September 22, 2016
Noon to 5pm
DMACC Southridge – 
Des Moines

Thurs, October 6, 2016 
Noon to 5pm
South Western Community College — Creston

Thurs, October 20, 2016
Noon to 5pm 
Iowa Lakes Community College—Emmetsburg

Friday, October 21, 2016
8am to 1pm
Northwest Iowa Community College – Sheldon

Friday, November 4, 2016
8am to 1 pm
Indian Hills Community College – Ottumwa

Friday, November 11, 2016
8am to 1pm
North East Iowa Community College - Dubuque

Friday, November 18, 2016
8am to 1pm 
Hawkeye Community College – Cedar Falls

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
8am to 1pm
 Western Iowa Tech 
– Sioux City

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8am to 1pm
Kirkwood Community College– Cedar Rapids

Friday, December 2, 2016
8am to 1pm
  Iowa Western Community
  College – Council Bluffs

Friday, December 9, 2016
8am to 1pm
 Scott Community College– Davenport

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016  
8am to 1pm
Des Moines Area Comm College Southridge 
– Des Moines 

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