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Title: Universal Waste Management Training


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Universal Waste Management Training
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Introduction
  • DEC and EPA have established standards for the
    handling of Universal Wastes.
  • Universal Wastes, in general, are commonly used
    items which have less rigorous but unique
    protocols for disposal than hazardous waste but
    much more stringent requirements than regular
    garbage-type solid waste or general recyclables.

3
These rules were designed to
  • Reduce the amount of hazardous waste items in the
    solid waste stream
  • Encourage recycling and proper disposal
  • Reduce regulatory burdens on entities that
    generate these wastes

4
General Definitions
  • Generator- any person, site, or entity, whose act
    or processes produce hazardous waste.
  • Handler- anyone who is responsible for managing
    universal waste (i.e. removing/
  • replacing lamps).

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Types of Universal Waste
  • Fluorescent lamps (white fluorescent tubes and
    compact fluorescent bulbs)
  • High intensity discharge (HID) lamps with mercury
  • High pressure sodium lamps
  • Metal halide lamps
  • Neon lamps
  • Ultra-violet lamps

6
  • Spent lead-acid, nickel/cadmium, mercury
    batteries (not alkaline)
  • Certain and unused pesticides (suspended and/or
    recalled under Section 6 of the Federal
    Insecticide, fungicide and Rodenticide Act
    (FIFRA)
  • Ballasts (with PCBs)
  • Mercury-containing Thermostats

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  • 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.

8
Handling and Safety Procedures
  • All universal waste handlers must wear
    appropriate glove and eye protection. (broken
    bulbs/batteries)

9
Lamps
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Lamps
  • Handle lamps in a manner that will prevent
    releases (breakage)
  • Properly store lamps in a box to prevent
    breakage, preferably in the original box with a
    secured lid or container provided by Facilities.
  • Do not leave individual lamps leaning in a corner
    of rooms or hallways, lying unprotected on top of
    equipment or on the floor
  • Label all lamp containers
  • Do not allow box/container to get wet
  • Do not mix different lengths or types of bulbs in
    a box
  • Package bulbs tightly without separators or other
    packing
  • Immediately contain any releases and manage
    released material as a universal hazardous waste

11
Not acceptable storage practice
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If a lamp breaks
  • You must wear gloves
  • You must wear eye protection
  • Avoid breathing vapors and white dust/enhanced
    ventilation after a break is recommended.
  • Do not dispose in the normal trash
  • Package broken bulbs in puncture resistance
    closable container
  • Contact Facilities if you do not have the
    appropriate protective equipment or do not feel
    comfortable handling the broken waste material.

13
Ballasts containing PCBs
14
Ballasts containing PCBs
  • Handle ballasts in a manner that will prevent any
    leakage
  • Clip/remove wires from ballast
  • Store all PCB containing ballasts in an
    appropriate metal container with secured lid
  • Wear disposable gloves when packing ballasts and
    place the unused gloves in a separate container
  • Label container as ballast containing PCB
  • Report to Facilities. Most of these were removed
    in the 1990s.

15
Used Batteries
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Used Batteries
  • Handle spent batteries in a manner that will
    prevent a spill
  • Discharge batteries to remove the electric charge
  • Cover the terminals with duct tape or wrapped in
    a manner capable of preventing a discharge
  • Caps must be tightly placed on all batteries
    and/or containers in which the batteries are
    stored
  • Sort batteries by type
  • Properly store batteries in a structurally sound
    container with a secured lid
  • Label all battery containers
  • Immediately contain any spills by using
    appropriate protective equipment
  • Contact Facilities for pickup.

17
Aerosol Cans
  • If spray can has product or propellant left in
    can and it cant be used, they must be saved in a
    box labeled Hazardous Waste Used Paint . Do not
    throw them away.
  • Facilities will collect the box and properly
    dispose of it.

18
Pesticides
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Pesticides
  • Handle pesticides in a manner that will prevent
    spillage
  • Properly store pesticides in a structurally sound
    container with a lid and with compatible
    pesticides.
  • Label all pesticide containers
  • Immediately contain any spills by using the
    appropriate protective equipment

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Mercury containing Thermostats
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Mercury containing Thermostats
  • Remove the ampules in a manner designed to
    prevent breakage and remove only over or in a
    contained device
  • The removal of the ampule are must be
    wellventilated and monitored to ensure
    compliance and safety
  • Ampules must be stored in a structurally sound
    container with a secured lid
  • Label all thermostat containers
  • Immediately contain any mercury spills by using
    appropriate protective equipment
  • Contact Facilities for cleanup of any mercury
    spills.

23
Labeling Procedures
  • All labels must clearly show the type of
    universal waste
  • All labels must have the start date of
    accumulation
  • Contact Facilities for labels.

24
Universal Waste Storage Areas
  • All storage containers must be stored indoors
  • The area must be clearly marked with a sign
    reading Universal Hazardous Waste Storage
  • Area must be kept secured/locked
  • The storage area must be inspected weekly and
    documented accordingly
  • Waste may not be stored for more than one year

25
Facilities Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all record keeping, shipping
    procedures, and verification of reclamation
    facilities
  • Responsible for inspecting the accumulation area
    on a weekly bases and ensuring all containers are
    properly labeled, packaged and sealed according
    to regulations.

26
Computers and Electronic Equipment
  • Contact Property Management for property
    determination.
  • Property Management will coordinate storage and
    removal.
  • Electronic equipment must be disposed of via a
    licensed recylcing vendor, which is under the
    oversight of Property Management.
  • Do not dispose of electronic equipment in the
    general trash.

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