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The Cornerstone of Hazardous Waste Management

Intended Audience: civil engineers, environmental engineers, chemical engineers



Fundamentals of Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous waste poses a grave danger to human, plant and animal life. Because of it’s significant threats, there’s been a ban on a wide range of our waste overseas important. As such, hazardous waste management is more important than ever.

Uncover what you need to know about hazardous waste management in this online PDH course developed by industry expert Dr. Karim, P.E., M.ASCE.

Course Outline

This online continuing education course will kick off by defining hazardous waste from working, technical AND regulatory points of view. It will then jump into the historical roots of hazardous waste management including need-to-know stats and background on the hazardous waste consulting and remediation consulting markets. Next, we’ll must-know outline landmark episodes in the hazardous waste management industry (e.g. exposure to DDT, mercury, PCB, PBB as well as pivotal, historic events).

After this overview, we’ll dive into the materials that DO and do NOT qualify as hazardous wastes. We’ll also differentiate “listed”and “characteristic” hazardous wastes in terms of chemical composition and impact of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity. Next, we’ll explore the differences between hazardous waste (HW) and Universal Waste (UW) and their specific recycling provisions and exclusions. Hazard waste generation (e.g. Episodic Generation) and transport will also be defined as well as the regulations for specific generators and transporters and waste transfer facilities.

Throughout the discussion, we’ll cover the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provisions and exemptions for hazardous waste management. This PDH course will conclude by walking through the history, facts and figures, and current state of contaminated sites in the hazardous waste management industry. The material presented the course will also help advance your understanding of environmental ethics.

Learning Objectives

At the successful conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:

  • Define hazardous waste (HW) from working, technical and regulatory points of view.
  • Identify the historical roots of hazardous waste management and the pivotal landmark events.
  • Classify the types of hazardous waste (HW) and their exemptions.
  • Understand what distinguishes universal waste (UW) from HW and their unique recycling provisions.
  • Determine the types of HW generators and transporters.
  • Examine the background, stats and status of contaminated sites.

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