Hazardous Waste Introductory Training

Course Description:

This session is about safely and correctly working around hazardous wastes. It covers the basics of hazardous waste management for all workers who handle hazardous wastes.

Course Duration: 24 minutes

Why “Hazardous Waste Introductory Training” Matters:

  • Employees should be able to characterize hazardous wastes.
  • It is important for employees to be able to identify appropriate waste containers for storing and shipping hazardous waste, know how to properly label the containers for shipment, and properly store them.
  • Employees should know how to properly inspect waste-storage areas.
  • Reading hazardous waste manifests and knowing how to properly ship hazardous waste is vital for its transportation.
  • Employees must know how to protect themselves from hazardous waste.
  • Employees must know how to respond to hazardous waste-related emergencies.

Key Points:

  • Hazardous wastes are ignitable, corrosive, reactive, and/or toxic.
  • Waste codes F, K, P, and U characterize waste at a glance.
  • Use only approved containers and tanks in good condition.
  • Always label containers and tanks.
  • Inspect storage areas.
  • Wear appropriate PPE.

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