Hazardous Waste Management


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Hazardous Waste Management, Online Training Overview

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. They can be discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes.” The EPA began regulating hazardous waste in 1976.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of a waste management program
  • Define the categories of waste, including hazardous, universal, “potentially” hazardous, and non-hazardous
  • Identify the purpose for regulating hazardous waste, which regulatory standards apply to hazardous waste management, and the three classifications of waste generators under RCRA
  • Recognize the criteria for determining if “you” generate a hazardous waste
  • Identify the container, labelling, and storage requirements for hazardous waste
  • Identify the requirements for developing and implementing an inspection program for hazardous waste
  • Identify transportation and disposal requirements for hazardous waste
  • Identify the requirements for emergency preparedness and contingency planning
  • Recognize the requirements for training personnel, reporting, and recordkeeping
  • Identify examples of typical hazardous wastes, universal wastes, and potentially hazardous wastes
  • Identify proper management and disposal procedures for typical hazardous, universal, and potentially hazardous wastes
  • Recognize methods for minimizing the generation of hazardous waste and evaluating those methods


This course was designed to help satisfy requirements of the following regulations:

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 40 CRF part 260-265
  • 40 CFR 261, Subpart D
  • 40 CFR 261, Subpart C

Hazardous Waste Management Online Course Topics

  • The purpose of a waste management program
  • Hazardous waste categories
  • Overview of hazardous waste regulations
  • Hazardous waste generators
  • Containers, labelling, and storage
  • Hazardous waste inspection programs
  • Transportation and disposal
  • Emergency preparedness and contingency planning
  • Training, reporting, and recordkeeping
  • Managing typical wastes
  • Methods for minimizing waste

Hazardous Waste Management Online Assessment

Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

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