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Collecting, Processing And Recycling Universal Waste

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Collecting, Processing And Recycling Universal Waste

Waste is a natural by-product of the manufacturing process regardless of the product produced. Unfortunately, some waste may be hazardous, as it may harm individuals and the environment if handled or disposed improperly. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as state and local environmental agencies, tightly regulates hazardous waste and the facilities that generate it. One kind of hazardous waste is found nearly everywhere, from industrial and manufacturing sites to office buildings: “universal waste.” This Collecting, Processing And Recycling Universal Waste course shows you how to ensure you safely store, handle, manage, and dispose of universal waste. This employee training program details the key elements in the Federal Universal Waste regulations and includes electronic waste (e-waste) and aerosol can information.

This course starts by explaining the five main types of universal wastes: spent or scrap batteries, lamps with mercury or lead, pesticides, aerosol cans, and mercury-containing devices. Regulations governing universal waste are like those governing other hazardous wastes, but they grant concessions to the generator to facilitate recycling. This course goes on to explain the best practices for safe handling, storing, and recycling universal wastes.

Universal waste should not be taken lightly simply because it may seem more benign than other forms of hazardous waste. It can still cause bodily and environmental damage, and there may be monetary penalties for those facilities who improperly handle universal waste. This course also prepares you to deal with emergency situations related to universal waste. Universal waste, by definition, is found nearly everywhere, so knowing how to interact with, and remediate, it is critical. Utilize this information presented here to safely deal with universal waste and stay complaint with EPA regulations.

Video on Demand   This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 30 days to complete the course

All employees and contractors who handle or manage universal waste

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • Universal Wastes Defined
  • Handling Universal Wastes
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Recycling Universal Wastes
  • Conclusion

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