Hazardous Waste Management


Define a hazardous waste, recognize standards that regulate hazardous waste, and identify requirements of hazardous waste management.

Expected Completion Time: 1 hour

Requirement References:

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 40 CFR part 260-265
  • 40 CFR 261 Subpart D
  • 40 CFR 261 Subpart C


  • Identify the purpose of a waste management program.
  • Define the categories of waste, including hazardous, universal, “potentially' hazardous, and nonhazardous.
  • Identify the purpose for regulating hazardous waste, which regulatory standards apply to hazardous waste management, and the three classifications of waste generators under RCRA.
  • Recognize the criteria for determining if “you” generate a hazardous waste.
  • Identify the container, labeling, and storage requirements for hazardous waste.
  • Identify the requirements for developing and implementing an inspection program for hazardous waste.
  • Identify transportation and disposal requirements for hazardous waste.
  • Identify the requirements for emergency preparedness and contingency planning.
  • Recognize the requirements for training personnel, reporting, and record keeping.
  • Identify typical hazardous wastes, universal wastes, and potentially hazardous wastes.
  • Identify proper management and disposal procedures for typical hazardous, universal, and potentially hazardous wastes.
  • Recognize methods for minimizing the generation of hazardous waste and evaluating those methods.