Hazardous Waste Generator – Canada

  • 4 topics | 28m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course provides basic information on hazardous waste determination and characterization. Generators must manage their hazardous waste per the applicable Provincial, Territorial and Federal acts and regulations. Thus, accumulation, labelling, and other management requirements are described for accumulation areas. Last, the importance of, and methods for, waste minimization and spill prevention and response are defined. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable Provincial, Territorial and Federal legislated requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to identify and characterize all wastes, properly label and manage waste containers, use manifests when regulated waste is transported, properly dispose of hazardous waste, prepare waste generation reports, and maintain compliance records. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Pinchin Ltd., an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the basic standards for classifying hazardous wastes
  • identify characteristics of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes
  • identify safe use of containers holding hazardous substances
  • identify safe practices for accumulation areas
  • identify controls for hazardous waste containers and container tracking


  • Waste Categories
  • Waste Disposal
  • Accumulation Areas
  • Hazardous Waste Containers