Managing Hazardous Chemical Waste. What is Hazardous Waste. EPA Definition:
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Managing Hazardous Chemical Waste
A material is a hazardous waste if due to its quantity, concentration, physical, chemical or infectious characteristics it possesses a substantial present, or potential hazard to human health and the environment and has no known use.
Wastes that meet any of the following characteristics.
This includes Storm
or Sewer Drains
…The Trash Can
Through Waste Treatment!!
These are areas on Campus that generate small quantities of Hazardous Waste. This would include laboratories.
Definition: An Area that within 9 months accumulates-
This open waste containers needs a cap
Poor waste labeling here as well
A funnel is not a cap
Good Secondary Containment
Waste containers must be kept
closed/capped unless waste is being
added or removed!
Container open with no label
Label must have the words:
Incomplete waste label
-Component label smeared
-No percent volume
-No hazards checked
In other words, fill out the entire hazardous waste label!!
Key methods for waste minimization
Have a Spill Kit Ready
For Small Spills:
For Larger Spills:
Consult the Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management Practices Booklet provided by EH&S.