Chemical Hazardous Wastes

Training

In order to better understand the generator or "person that makes the waste" responsibilities employees that engaged in routine operations that generate hazardous wastes in laboratories, shops, and other job related activities are required to take training.  This training is available online through the link below:

SkillPort - Generator Required Hazardous Waste Training

Identification

Ultimately the generators responsibility, EHS/RMS) would like to help you comply with this mountain of requirements with as little disruption of your busy schedule as possible. Please call our office when in doubt!  You may be directed to further information or training to better identify your waste.

DTSC - Hazardous Waste Identification Optional Training

Labeling and Storage

For Laboratories and Shops that regularly generate hazardous waste a copy of the Guidelines for Laboratory Hazardous Waste Accumulation should be posted in each interior space.  These guidelines - along with the required training, provide information about proper storage of hazardous waste, please take the time to read and become familiar with the requirements.  No hazardous waste should be stored at a location, other then those specifically approved by EHS for longer than nine months.

To obtain labels contact EHS RMS by phone, or to create your own to print and tape to your containers try our label maker (Microsoft Access Required).

Storage of Incompatible Wastes

Incompatible waste are required to be separated by a wall, dike or berm, or sufficient distance to prevent them from coming in contact with one another is required by State and Federal regulation. For a list of incompatible hazardous wastes please refer to the EPA's Chemical Compatibility Chart, or contact EHS RMS for evaluation.