The Hazardous Waste Management Procedure provides general methods to determine if your company generates hazardous wastes and outlines proper hazardous waste management procedures. The methods and guidelines provided are general rules.
If your company does generate hazardous waste, detailed EPA and State regulations for hazardous waste management should be incorporated. This Policy/Procedure applies to all employees and departments of the company. (16 pages, 2916 words)
Hazardous Waste Management Definitions:
Acute hazardous waste – Waste considered to present a substantial hazard, whether or not it is properly managed. The Environmental Protection Agency includes in this category waste shown to be fatal to humans in low doses, those shown in animal studies to have specific toxicities, and explosives.
Generator – A company that produces (generates) hazardous waste.
Hazardous Waste – A solid, liquid, or gaseous material ” an unusable byproduct of an industrial process ” having certain properties that are considered dangerous to human health and the environment.