Laboratory Waste Management Workshop Description

Taught by Russ Phifer, WC Enviromental
Friday, August 17, 8:30 – 4 PM

Description: CHAS offers the Laboratory Waste Management workshop to assist participants with the various regulatory requirements that apply to laboratories which generate hazardous waste, as well as to provide insight into the options for on-site management and off-site disposal. Includes details on the new Hazardous Waste Improvement Rule. Focus will include discussion on recycling/reclamation techniques, economical handling of wastes and liability issues. There is extensive opportunity for questions both during the workshop with follow-up by phone and email.

Specific topics includes:

  • Environmental Controls
  • Laws/ Regulations
  • Clarifications/ Interpretations
  • Internal Policies
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations as they apply to Laboratories
  • Waste Determinations
  • Waste Lists / Waste Characteristics
  • Acute Wastes
  • Mixtures
  • Empty Containers
  • Satellite Storage
  • Academic Lab Waste Rule
  • Other Regulatory Requirements & Issues
  • Liability – Superfund/CERCLA
  • Personal vs. institutional liability
  • Down the drain / in the trash
  • Compatibility
  • Waste Minimization
  • Recycling / Reclamation
  • Part of process treatment
  • Onsite Handling of Lab Wastes
  • Storage
  • Consolidation
  • Working with Vendors
  • Vendor selection
  • Contracting
  • Transportation / brokers / packagers
  • Economics


Registration Notes:
One person may register for multiple workshops on a single Registration form. If you have more than one person to register using the same credit card or billing method or if you need help with the registration process, please contact Russ Phifer at 610-322-0657 or

You will receive a confirmation that your registration has been submitted immediately upon registering. You will be sent a confirmation of registration email as soon as your registration is reviewed. Please contact 610-322-0657 if you do not receive the confirmation within four working days.

Members of ACS who are not also members of CHAS do not qualify for the CHAS member discount.

Conditions and Cancellation/Refund Policy
Upon verified registration, information will be sent to each participant containing specific location information of the workshop. Companies may substitute registrants without prior notice or penalty. Full refund available for cancellations up to three (3) weeks prior to workshop date. 50% refund up to one (1) week prior to workshop. Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to workshop start date will be charged, but an 80% credit may be applied toward a future program. No-shows receive no credit and will be billed. In the event that the Division of Chemical Health and Safety is forced to cancel a workshop due to lack of registration or other causes, CHAS will notify participants at least ten (10) days in advance by email. We will notify you by email as soon as we know that the workshops will be held, i.e. we have sufficient registrants to present the workshop. CHAS suggests fully refundable air fares be used due to the potential of workshop cancellation. CHAS will not be responsible for penalties caused by these types of fares in the event of workshop cancellation.