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Course Title:
Hazardous Waste Training

Course Description:
Hazardous Waste Training is a 90-minute session presented by the Environmental Compliance Specialist and covers key topics for managing hazardous wastes including, but not limited to:

  • Identifying Solid Waste
  • Surplus Equipment Disposal Procedure
  • Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
  • Satellite Accumulation Requirements
  • Accumulation Limits
  • Proper Container Use and Compatibility
  • Empty and Broken Container Management
  • Closing Containers
  • Labeling Containers
  • Secondary Containment
  • Incompatible Waste
  • Removal Request
  • Transporting Hazardous Waste (Within a Building)
  • Mixed Waste Issues
  • Improper Methods of Disposal
  • Brown University's Contingency Plan
  • Hazardous Material Security Awareness
  • Hazardous Material and Research Sample Shipment Procedures

Who Must Attend?
Hazardous Waste Training is required for ALL individuals who work in an area where chemicals are used, where chemicals are stored, or where hazardous waste is generated. This may include but is not limited to faculty, staff, and students who work in a research or teaching laboratory, art or production studios, print shops, stock rooms, or maintenance areas.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Initial Hazardous Waste Training is required within 30 days of initial assignment.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Hazardous Waste Training is required annually. Classroom training is required during the first two years of attendance. After two years of attendance, completing an on-line course offered by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety will satisfy the Hazardous Waste Training requirement, eliminating the need for classroom training.

Trainer Contact Information:
Environmental Compliance Specialist at 401-863-1610

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last updated on 08/29/2006