Hazardous Waste Management Training (Online)
There is no formal policy statement for this topic however procedures and other information
are provided below.
Reason for policy
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates that individuals who deal
with or manage hazardous wastemusthave an initial training course before beginning
the duties of their job, as well as recurrent training on an annual basis.
Hazardous Waste – (a)Any waste that causes, or significantly contributes to, an increase in mortality
or an increase serious irreversible or incapacitating illness. (b) Waste that poses
a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when
improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator:Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety
Policy Owner: ESD Hazardous Materials Program https://esd.uga.edu/hazardous-materials
Policy Contact:Brian K. Adams
Phone Number: 706-713-2729
Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of all Principal Investigators to ensure that laboratory
personnel who perform hazardous waste-related duties have been properly
Training records are maintained by the UGA Environmental Safety Division (Chematix
Program) in accordance with the Board of Regents Record Retention Policy.