In a typical year, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental enforcement agencies conduct over 90,000 inspections throughout the United States. These inspections have resulted in millions of dollars in criminal, civil, and administrative penalties. The goal of these inspections is to ensure compliance with laws enacted to protect both the environment and employees from toxic and hazardous waste. In this eLearning course, you will learn the types of EPA inspections, and the criteria used for selecting companies for inspection. This online course will also provide an overview of the inspection process, and the basic legal rights a company has when an inspector shows up at its front gate. NOTE: This compliance training course is NOT designed to provide legal advice. If you need legal advice before, during, or after an EPA inspection, you should seek legal counsel.