Universal Waste Rule

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The federal Universal Waste 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. In this course, you'll learn how to identify the characteristics of batteries that make them a hazardous waste, as well as identify basic handling requirements of lamps that qualify as universal waste. You'll also cover labeling and handling requirements as per the Universal Waste Rule for aerosol cans, pesticides, and mercury-containing equipment. Additionally, you'll learn to recognize the types of regulated participants as well as what is required of them under the Universal Waste Rule. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. 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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • identify the hazardous waste items classified as universal waste under the Universal Waste Rule
  • identify the characteristics of batteries that make them a hazardous waste
  • identify different types of universal waste and the characteristics of batteries that make them a hazardous waste
  • identify basic handling requirements of lamps that qualify as universal waste
  • identify the labeling and handling requirements of aerosol cans that qualify as universal waste
  • identify the labeling and handling requirements of universal waste pesticides under the Universal Waste Rule
  • identify labeling and handling requirements for lamps, aerosol cans, and pesticides
  • identify the labeling and handling requirements of universal waste mercury-containing equipment
  • identify the types of regulated participants in the universal waste system and what is required of them
  • identify handling requirements for mercury-containing waste and recognize the roles played by regulated participants in the universal waste system

IN THIS COURSE

  • The Universal Waste Rule
    3m
  • Batteries
    4m
  • Knowledge Check: Identifying Universal Waste
    3m
  • Lamps
    2m
  • Aerosol Cans
    3m
  • Pesticides
    2m
  • Knowledge Check: Lamps, Aerosol Cans, and Pesticides
    4m
  • Mercury-containing Equipment
    3m
  • Regulated Participants
    7m
  • Knowledge Check: Waste and Regulated Participants
    2m

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