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Universal Waste Rule Training


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Overview/Description
This course provides an overview of the federal Universal Waste Rule. This rule provides generators with a more flexible approach for managing certain widely-generated, low-risk hazardous waste streams. The flexibility is intended to encourage resource conservation, as well as the diversion of universal wastes from landfills. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify the characteristics of batteries that make them a universal waste, identify basic handling requirements of lamps that qualify as universal waste, identify the hazardous waste items classified as universal waste under the Universal Waste Rule, identify the labeling and handling requirements of universal waste pesticides under the Universal Waste Rule, cite the requirements for the participants under the Universal Waste Rule, and cite the requirements for universal waste handlers under the Universal Waste Rule. Universal Waste Rule Training was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Employers and employees who handle, transport, or store universal waste

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Universal Waste Rule Training

  • identify the hazardous waste items classified as universal waste under the Universal Waste Rule
  • identify the characteristics of batteries that make them a universal waste
  • identify basic handling requirements of lamps that qualify as universal waste
  • identify the labeling and handling requirements of universal waste mercury-containing equipment
  • identify the labeling and handling requirements of universal waste pesticides under the Universal Waste Rule
  • cite the requirements for the participants under the Universal Waste Rule
  • cite the requirements for universal waste handlers under the Universal Waste Rule
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