Original Broadcast Date: Thursday October 6, 2016


Laboratory activities often generate chemical wastes defined as “hazardous wastes” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. Hazardous wastes must be identified, collected, labeled, stored, and disposed as per the relevant regulations to avoid worker exposure risks, environmental damage, and costly enforcement penalties. This course is an introductory-level presentation of the complex world of RCRA requirements with an emphasis on a risk reduction through waste minimization.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • RCRA regulations for waste identification, collection, and management
  • Waste management challenges unique to a lab environment
  • Special RCRA provisions for wastes generated from academic labs

Douglas Dean has over 30 years of experience in a broad range of environmental, health, and safety related issues, holding credentials in environmental (PE, CHMM) and safety (CSP, CIH). He has assisted numerous municipal and private organizations during the development and implementation of environmental and safety management systems, performing such tasks as systems awareness and auditor training, aspects and hazards evaluation, procedure development, system roll-out, and compliance auditing. He also taught the ANSI Z10:2005 safety management system in 15 cities through an OSHA Susan Harwood grant. He currently works at Seminole Electric in Tampa as their corporate health and safety administrator and owns a small consulting practice, Matrix Compliance Services, LLC.