Employees can receive training by linking to this presentation:
Universal Waste Management Training
In 1995, The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed and streamlined hazardous waste management requirements for collecting and managing certain widely generated hazardous waste by creating a “Universal Waste” category. /p>
This rule is designed to:
All employees who handle or have responsibility for managing universal waste must be informed and trained as to the proper handling and emergency procedures appropriate to the type(s) of universal waste.
Generator- any person, or site, whose act or processes produce hazardous waste as identified or listed in 40 CFR part 261 that will create a hazardous waste to become subject to regulation.
Handler- anyone who is responsible for managing universal waste. (i.e. removing/replacing lamps)
All universal waste handlers should wear appropriate gloves and eye protection.
If a lamp breaks:
If you do not have appropriate protective equipment:
Ballasts containing PCBs:
Mercury containing Thermostats: