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Hazardous Waste Management Training (Online)

Policy Statement
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 management training is available online at the Environmental Safety Division website.  The training module can be found on the  website along with additional information pertaining to hazardous waste management.  All generators of hazardous waste must complete this training before being granted access to the  module.
Additional information is available on the Environmental Safety Division website.
Additional contacts

Bill Megathlin

Director Information Systems


Policy definitions
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


          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 trained.

Record Retention
Training records are maintained by the UGA Environmental Safety Division (Chematix Program) in accordance with the Board of Regents Record Retention Policy.
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