Hazardous Waste Generation & management - Summary
The proper management of hazardous materials and waste is necessary to promote occupational safety and to prevent environmental degradation. Unfortunately, the issue is frequently left to chance in many local schools. As a result, students and faculty are routinely placed at risk by dangerous storage and handling practices, and often times hazardous chemicals are released to the environment via improper disposal to sanitary drains or as solid waste. Many of these problems can be readily resolved by educating students and staff so that they can identify hazardous materials which require special handling and disposal.
prepared by Todd H. Dresser, Environmental Engineer
Burlington Board of Health, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803