Resource Conservation Recovery Act

The Importance of RCRA

  • What is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA
  • The purpose and goal of RCRA
  • Fines or penalties associated with RCRA violations

Identifying Hazardous Waste

  • What are listed wastes
  • The characteristics of hazardous wastes
  • How to handle wastes
  • The importance of clear identification of hazardous wastes

Your Role in RCRA Management

  • The easiest and most cost-effective way to manage any waste
  • Why hazardous and non-hazardous wastes should not be mixed
  • Restrictions on satellite areas
  • How to qualify small and large quantity generators
  • How to manage waste containers
  • What is the hazardous waste manifest and its purpose

Handling Wastes Safely

  • The importance of personal protection equipment
  • Storing and transporting waste containers
  • How to prevent fires when managing and handling waste
  • How to avoid chemical reactions caused by incompatible wastes
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