Universal Waste Rule


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Target Audience
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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. In this course, you'll learn how 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, and cite the requirements for the participants 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.

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

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Universal Waste Rule

  • 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 pesticides under the Universal Waste Rule
  • 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
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