Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management. University of Alaska Fairbanks Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management September 2009. Course outline. Overview of hazardous materials regulations Hazardous waste at UAF What is hazardous waste? What do I do with my hazardous waste?
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management
Hazardous materials are regulated by three primary
The International Fire and Building Codes also regulate hazardous materials.
The DOT classifies hazardous materials into 9 primary hazard classes which are subdivided into multiple subsidiary risk groups.
You don’t need to memorize these, but the primary hazard classes are:
Class 1: Explosives
Class 2: Compressed Gases
Class 3: Flammable Liquids
Class 4: Flammable Solids
Class 5: Oxidizers
Class 6: Poisons & Toxics
Class 7: Radioactive materials
Class 8: Corrosives
Class 9: Miscellaneous hazardous materials that don’t fit any other hazard class… (dry ice, for example)
OSHA regulations include the following standards:
OSHA also establishes permissible exposure levels (PELs) for hazardous chemicals.
The EPA regulations help us protect our environment, and include the following:
EPA regulates hazardous waste in Alaska by authority of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act.
RCRA controls include:
RCRA requires that you:
The purpose of this training is to comply with the requirements set forth by the EPA under 40 CFR 265.16 (Personnel Training).
The scope of the training is to ensure that UAF personnel who use chemicals:
1. understand how to identify hazardous wastes
2. understand how to package and label hazardous wastes
3. understand how to have their hazardous materials disposed
4. know how to respond effectively to emergencies
An overview of sources of hazardous waste at UAF, and of their ultimate fate…
Sources of hazardous wastes at UAF include:
The RCRA definition of a hazardous waste generator is:
Any person, by site, whose act or process produces hazardous
waste identified or listed in 40 CFR 261.3.
Generators are classified by the volume of hazardous waste
that they produce per month:
CESQG = Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
SQG = Small Quantity Generator
LQG = Large Quantity Generator > 1000 kg/month or
>1 qt. of acutely hazardous waste/month
Hazardous wastes are regulated because they present special hazards to man or to the environment if they are improperly disposed of or discarded.
Hazardous waste determinations are based upon whether the
material is a:
1400 F) includes oxidizers…
2 or greater than or equal to 12.5)
normally unstable materials, cyanides &
(Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure)
U-listed chemicals are commonly found in UAF labs.
P-listed chemicals are also fairly common in UAF labs.
Universal wastes include the following materials that are commonly found in the workplace
Used oil means any oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used and as a result of such use, is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.
Used oil must be:
What do I do with my wastes and unwanted chemicals?
Space is a very valuable asset. Give us a call anytime to remove your waste (474-5617).
If you have multiple containers of the same waste stream (identical contents), just fill out one form.
Unnumbered adhesive labels are available to go on multiple containers.
Use the number as identified on the upper right hand side of the transfer form and identify the container as being 1 of 4; 2 of 4, etc.
What you need to remember…
Chemical spills, release of hazardous materials, fires, and evacuation
Dispatch will call EHS&RM Hazmat Section or, if necessary, the FNSB Hazmat Team, to request assistance with spill cleanup.
Depending on the nature of the spill, you may be asked to complete the UAF Oil and Hazardous Substance Spill Reporting Form (available from EHS&RM).
If you don’t know…don’t go.
Environmental Health, Safety, and
Visit our website at: www.uaf.edu/safety
Or call us at 474-5413