OH202 Hazardous Waste Management Training

Hazardous Waste Management at UT

  • The university generates waste from many operations:
    • Laboratory classes
    • Maintenance duties
    • Research
  • These wastes, and their disposal, are subject to many regulations.
  • It is important to comply with hazardous waste regulations in order to stay safe and avoid fines

Let's begin by discussing hazardous waste at The University of Texas at Austin. The university's laboratory classes, maintenance duties and research projects generate waste, and these wastes and their disposal are subject to many state and federal regulations. The university's administration is committed to handling waste in a responsible manner, and expects faculty, staff and students to comply with waste regulations in order to stay safe and avoid costly fines. Inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) visit university laboratories and work areas regularly. It is important to remember that many universities have received significant fines for waste violations upon inspection.

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