Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any leftover product that contains corrosive, toxic, flammable, explosive or reactive components. This training is intended for those with direct, supervisory and oversight responsibilities for efficient and safe handling of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).
This ½ day SWANA certificate course will cover the following topics with supplemental images and examples.
- Regulatory Context
- Fundamentals of Waste Screening
- Handling Unacceptable Wastes
- Health & Safety
Who Should Attend?
Landfill and transfer station staff including supervisors, superintendents, environmental technicians and other HHW professionals who have responsibilities related to handling these wastes.
The Household Hazardous Waste training course was designed in house by SWANA Pacific – BC & Yukon Chapter. A primary focus of the training will be on health and safety issues related to the protection of workers, the facility and the environment. The classroom training is followed by a facility tour and will provide opportunities for discussion and collaboration amongst participants.
By the end of the training, you will understand the following:
- Regulatory and site impacts
- Recognize HHW at your facility and reasons for screening
- Compliance with Operating Certificate
- Reduce liability of future contaminant release
- Reduce health risk to workers
- Damage to environmental control systems
- Reduce harm to environment