Medgar Evers College
Department of Physical Environmental and Computer Science
Hazardous Waste Management ENVS 313-050
The Wasting of Resources
What is solid waste and how much of it is produced?
Are we living in a high waste society?
What is hazardous waste and how much of it is produced?
What options are available?
How can we reduce waste and pollution?
Overview of OSHA
What is Risk?
What are the major types of Hazards?
Hazardous waste site operations
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facilities
Understanding Emergency Responders
Important Physical and Chemical properties
How do pollutants behave in the Environment?
Understanding the basics of Hazardous Materials
How do Toxic chemicals differ from Hazardous Chemicals?
How do chemicals enter the body and what are the target organs?
How does the body respond to foreign Toxins?
Factors affecting Toxicity
Does duration and frequency affect Toxicity?
Special Hazards at Medgar Evers College
Safe work practices
General site Safety
Emergency Response Planning
Emergency Recognition and Training
Safe Distance and Site Mapping
Evacuation Routes and Procedures
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Developing a PPE Program
How do we select Protective Clothing and Accessories?
Practical Applications of PPEs
Heat Stress and other Physiological Factors
Use and Selection of Respirator Equipment
Sustainable Waste Management
How Big is the Problem?
The Unmet Challenges
Reducing Hazardous Waste
Reusing and Recycling Hazardous Waste
Proper Disposal of Hazardous Waste
The NIMBY Syndrome
Workshops and Training
Hazard Recognition Workshop
Health and Safety Plan Workshop
Prevention and Types of Contamination
Testing for Effectiveness of Decontamination
Personal Protection of Decontamination Workers
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
PEL OSHA 1910.1000 (Subpart Z- Toxic and Hazardous Substances)
Grading Policy: (1) There will be two in-class quizzes worth 15 points each
(2) There will be three out of class projects worth 10 points
(3) There will be a final examination worth 25 points
(4) There will be an end of semester presentation worth
(5) Class participation 5 points