Program duration is half day (4-hours) and is designed to satisfy the training requirements or general awareness for the following:
- Large Quantity Generators (LQG) Hazardous Waste
- Small Quantity Generators (SQG) Hazardous Waste
- Large Quantity Handler (LQH) Universal Waste
- Small Quantity Handler (SQH) Universal Waste
- Used Oil Generator
LQGs of hazardous waste are required to complete annual refresher training and in many States it is a regulatory requirements or a good practice for SQGs of hazardous waste to complete annual refresher training. Universal waste training is required initially and it is a good practice to provide refresher training to keep employees aware of the management requirements. Used oil training is a good practice in most States; however, MA does required training for Large quantity generators.
Examples of hazardous waste include the following: Used flammable solvents and materials contaminated with flammable solvents; Used flammable or metal bearing paints and materials contaminated with this paint such as PPE, masking materials and filters; Used corrosive chemicals like acids and bases; Metal finishing wastes like spent plating, etching and cleaning baths and rinses; Wastewater treatment sludge; Expired chemicals that are flammable, oxidizing, corrosive, reactive and/or toxic; Left over or extra facilities chemicals like flammable paints, boiler treatment chemicals, wastewater treatment chemicals, water treatment chemicals, etc.; Laboratory chemical wastes that are flammable, oxidizing, corrosive, reactive and/or toxic; Aerosol cans that are not empty or have clogged.
Examples of universal waste include the following: Used or expired light bulbs and lams (fluorescent, compact fluorescent, halogen, etc.); Used or expired batteries (lithium, lead acid, nickel cadmium); Used electronics (computers, CRTs, televisions, etc.); Pesticides; Mercury containing materials (switches, thermometers).
This certification is valid for one year.