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1 Hazardous Waste Management Training Environmental Health & Safety Instructor Michael P. Huyter CalPoly-Pomona 3801 West Temple Ave Pomona, CA Work ph Cell ph Fax

2 Outline l What is a Hazardous Waste l Completing a Hazardous waste tracking form / label l Accumulation and Management l Storage / Satellite Accumulation l Waste Pick – Up (s) l Other Hazardous Waste Categories l Treated Wood Waste l Universal Waste (Includes E-Waste) l Contact for additional information

3 What is a Hazardous Waste? Waste classification laws are divided throughout many sections of four laws/codes (the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the California Health and Safety Code, and the California Code of Regulations The term “Waste” means; any form of liquid, semi-liquid, solid, or gaseous material which no longer serves the purpose for which it was originally intended and is not excluded by law. Waste is legally defined in Title 22 California Code of Regulations(CCR) section

4 What is a Hazardous Waste ? “Hazardous Waste” is a waste which could potentially threaten human health or the environment. Hazardous Waste is defined in Title 22 CCR section This includes waste which exhibit one of four hazardous characteristics: Ignitability (flammability) Corrosively Reactivity (oxidizer) Toxicity (poison) Note: The us of an Material Safety Data Sheet will assist in determining if a substance is a hazardous waste. Contact EH&S for assistance in identifying hazardous waste.

5 What is a Hazardous Waste? A waste exhibits the characteristic of Ignitability (flammability) if it: has a flash point less than 60 C (140 F). is a solid capable of causing fire through friction, absorption of moisture/water or spontaneous chemical change It is an oxidizer as defined in 49 CFR Section It is an ignitable compressed gas as defined in 49 CFR section –

6 What is a Hazardous Waste?  A waste exhibits the characteristic of Corrosively if it is: aqueous and has a PH less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to 12.5 corrodes steel at a rate greater than 6.35 mm (0.250 inch) per year Solid when mixed with an equivalent weight of water has a PH less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to  A waste exhibits the characteristic of Reactivity (e.g. Oxidizer) if it is: Normally unstable Reacts violently with water/moisture Forms an explosive mixture with water Generates toxic gases when mixed with water Capable of detonation when subject to a strong initiating force Readily capable of detonation or explosive decomposition or reaction at a standard temperature and pressure.

7 A waste exhibits the characteristic of Toxicity (e.g. poison) if it: Contains a listed carcinogen at a concentration greater than or equal to 0.001% by weight. Has an acute LD50 or LC50 less than the specified levels of 2,500 mg/Kg 10,000 ppm or 500 mg/l or LD 50 dermal less than 4,300 Mg/Hg. Contains any of the substances at or above the concentrations listed in Table I (using TCLP), Table II (using STLC or TTLC) and / or Table III (using STLC or TTLC) in Section Title 22 of the CCR, see appendix G of the Hazardous Waste Manual (http://www.csupomona.edu/~ehs/ftp/H azWasteManual.Doc Or experience or testing has shown it to be toxic. What is a Hazardous Waste?

8 Background: Federal Government and the State of California prohibit pouring/dumping of Hazardous Wastes down the drain, in the trash, on the ground, into bodies of water, or into storm drains. Management of Hazardous Wastes is strictly regulated to prevent poisoning people and the environment

9 Universal Hazardous Waste Typical Hazardous Waste Reactives Flammables Toxics e.g. poisons, pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicides, insecticides Water Insolubles Used oil, grease Corrosives Acids, bases, alkaline materials, lead storage batteries These wastes are generated throughout campus Laboratories, maintenance shops, auto shops, medical examination/treatment rooms, in offices and in the application of pesticides/herbicides, etc.

10 Filling out a Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/ Label “Hazardous Material Name(s) and Concentration (s)” is the first section. Here you enter the proper chemical name and concentration, if known (no chemical formulas). If the substance is unknown, write in “unknown” with a brief description of what you believe is in the container. (e.g. Unknown Oily substance with safe step - spill clean-up Bldg 3) Note: All unknowns will not be picked up until identified by the generating department. Departments may be charged for analysis of unknowns. Costs can go up to and exceed $2,500

11 Filling out a Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label Quantity: A simple section but does provide important information required for tracking the waste. Remember that it is the size of the container, not the amount inside the container, that dictates quantity. “CA Waste No’s” Most important for tracking the waste is the three digit code printed on the back of page two, read each description and use the best description that pertains to your waste. “Waste Class” Choose from list on back side of form

12 Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label Check the Gas, Liquid or Solid box to describe the form of the waste these boxes are located just below the Waste Category line. B oxes marked “Research” and “Spill Cleanup” these should be checked if the waste is not normal University waste from a Lab but waste from a research project or a small spill clean up Safety/Handling Precautions. Check all that apply or list other handling Instructions that maybe listed on the label of the container; known precautions for the chemical; or are just common sense precautions for handling any chemical. some simple common sense precautions to check, but are not limited to: avoid eye and skin contact; avoid prolong breathing of vapors.

13 Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label  Final Accumulation Date The last day/date that a waste chemical (gas, liquid or solid) is or was placed into the container This is the responsibility of the person (s) generating the waste either from the Lab, from Research, or from spill clean – up.  Initial Accumulation Date The date that a waste chemical (gas, liquid or solid) is first placed into the container. If this date is unknown, use the date you are filling out the form for the waste.

14 Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label Prepared By Name of the person that generated the waste Please PRINT legibly Department This is a two or three letter abbreviation. (I.e., “EHS” / “FM”) Extension/Phone Number A number where the generator filling out the form can be reached Required for asking questions pertaining to the hazardous waste.

15 Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label CODE NUMBER (upper right corner of form) Once the form is filled out, using tape or some form of a label that will stick to the container All containers Must be labeled from the first drop of waste put into the container Write the Code Number on the hazardous waste container (s) Leave the three part form together The Environmental Specialist or an EH&S person will pick up your hazardous waste Thursday for the 4/10 schedule and Fridays for regular working hours The Environmental Specialist or the EH&S person will match the code number on the form to the hazardous waste being picked up for disposal.

16 Storage/Satellite Accumulation Current hazardous waste regulations, allows the University to hold hazardous waste on campus for only 90 days which is an accomplishable time frame with everyone working together this works out to one time each quarter which is the preferred method that keeps the University/Colleges from being fined Exemptions to Storage Regulations – Satellite Accumulation Title 22, of the California Code of Regulations, Section [e] (Satellite Storage Areas) allows hazardous waste to be accumulated in containers for longer than 90 days under the following conditions

17 Storage / Satellite Accumulation The accumulation location must be at or near the point of waste generation and under the control of the person in charge of the process generating the waste; The total quantity of hazardous waste accumulated in the satellite storage area shall not exceed a total of 55 gallons of hazardous waste, 1 quart of acutely hazardous waste or 1 quart of extremely hazardous waste The hazardous waste cannot be accumulated in tanks;

18 Storage / Satellite Accumulation Containers The accumulation containers must be labeled with the composition of the waste, the physical form of the waste, the waste category, the initial accumulation date of the waste, and labeled with a completed “Hazardous Waste Tracking Form”, which has this required information once you fill it out properly Containers must be maintained in good condition (e.g. no rust or structural defects) Containers in poor condition must be replaced Waste shall not be accumulated, added to, or mixed in an unwashed transportation or storage container that previously contained an incompatible waste Incompatible waste shall not be mixed in the same container If in doubt DO NOT MIX

19 Storage / Satellite Accumulation Once the quantity of hazardous waste stored within a Satellite Storage Area reaches the applicable quantity limitations of 55 gallons or 1 quart, the container must be labeled with the final accumulation date, within 3 days and the waste transported to the Hazardous Materials Facility (building 118) Hazardous waste collected under the satellite accumulation exemption must be shipped off campus within 90 days of reaching the 55 gallon or 1 quart quantity limit or 365 days from the initial accumulation date, which ever is less.

20 Storage / Satellite Accumulation Inspections Each satellite storage area must be inspected on a Weekly Basis to insure that the containers are not leaking and are in good condition containers are properly separated to avoid mixing of incompatible wastes or materials containers are kept closed except when adding compatible waste to the container incompatible wastes are not stored in the same container a log must be maintained by each department to document weekly inspections The “Satellite Accumulation Inspection Checklist” found in Appendix B, of the Hazardous Waste Policy and Procedures Manual can be used to document this weekly inspection

21 Waste Pick up (s) When or Before the waste is transported to the Hazardous Material Facility or picked up by Environmental Health and Safety Department Personnel the container(s) shall be inspected on the spot for a hazardous waste tracking form (complete with all three (3) copies) visible leakage secure caps or lids If the complete Waste Form is not attached filled out completely there is visible leakage or the cap or lids are not secure your waste will not be picked up until corrected Call 3230 for questions.

22 Waste Pick Up (s) At the Hazardous Material Facility building 118 (behind building 45) the hazardous waste tracking form will be checked for proper Information and the “receipt of material” block signed off the green copy of the hazardous waste tracking form shall be returned to the department that generated the waste once the data is entered into the computer.

23 Other Hazardous Waste Categories Treated Wood Waste Universal Waste includes E-Waste

24 Treated Wood Waste (TWW) What is TWW? Wood treated with preserving chemicals Protecting the wood Insect attack Fungal decay Examples include Fence posts Landscape timbers Pilings Railroad ties Guardrails Decking

25 Treated Wood Waste (TWW) Management & Handling Dispose of as hazardous waste and not discarded in regular trash or to a landfill Do not burn, recycle, reclaim or reuse Reuse if following conditions met: Reuse on campus Wood reuse in compliance with FIFRA approval for the wood preservative Shall not be stored for more than 90 days on campus Not treated on campus

26 Treated Wood Waste Labeling use Hazardous waste tracking form; Use information in table to complete tracking form. Additional Information on Collection, packaging & short term storage, spill response and employee safety is available in Appendix I in the Hazardous Waste Manual WasteManual.doc Hazardous Material Name for Labeling California Waste Code Waste Classification Safety/Handling TREATED WOOD WASTE-Do Not Burn or Scavenge 614Poison 6.1  Avoid Eye & Skin Contact

27 Universal Hazardous Waste Sub Cateogory Universal Hazardous Waste are: Batteries Electronic Devices or Consumer Electronic Devices Computers, computer peripherals, telephones, answering machines, radios, stereo equipment, tape players/recorders, phonographs, video cassette players/recorders, compact disc players/recorders, calculators, etc. Fluorescent Lights and Lamps Containing Mercury Sodium Vapor Lamps

28 Universal Hazardous Waste Sub Category Mercury Thermostats Mercury Switches Aerosol Cans Dental Amalgam Wastes Pressure or Vacuum Gauges Containing Mercury Mercury-Added Novelties Shoes with flashing lights Mercury Counterweights and Dampers Mercury Thermometers Dilators and Weighted tubing Mercury-Containing Rubber Flooring Mercury Gas Flow Regulators

29 Universal Hazardous Waste Sub Category Management of Universal Hazardous Waste Handle these as other waste by Filling out a “green form”. More detailed information is available on the EH&S web site: UniversalWaste.htm

30 Where to get more information Material Safety Data Sheets Product Labels/Fact Sheets Equipment maintenance manuals and specifications Policy and Procedures Manuals Your Instructor or Supervisor Mike Huyter, Environmental Specialist Environmental Health and Safety Department Phone: (909) or (909) fax: 869 – 4698 Building 81A


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