LANDMARK UNIVERSITY HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL DOCUMENT
Landmark University is committed to protecting the environment, public health, and safety by responsibly managing hazardous waste generated as a result of our operations. This document outlines the guidelines and procedures for the proper disposal of hazardous waste to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. All employees and stakeholders are expected to adhere to this document to prevent harm to the environment and the community.
This document aims to establish a framework for the safe and environmentally sound management of hazardous waste generated during Landmark University operations. It applies to all employees, contractors, suppliers, and other individuals working on behalf of the organization who may come into contact with hazardous waste.
a. Hazardous Waste: Any waste material that poses a substantial threat to human health and the environment due to its toxicity, reactivity, flammability, or corrosiveness, as defined by applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
b. Generator: Any individual, department, or area within the organization that generates hazardous waste.
c. Authorized Disposal Facility: Facilities permitted by the appropriate regulatory agencies to manage and dispose of hazardous waste in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
a. Management: Landmark University is management is responsible for ensuring that all hazardous waste generated is managed and disposed of in accordance with this document and applicable regulations.
b. Employees: All employees are responsible for adhering to the procedures outlined in this document, including proper waste identification, segregation, labelling, and storage.
c. Contractors and Suppliers: External parties contracted to handle hazardous waste on behalf of Landmark University are also expected to comply with this document.
Hazardous Waste Management Procedures:
a. Waste Identification: All employees must be trained to identify hazardous waste streams and report them to the appropriate department.
b. Waste Segregation: Hazardous waste should be segregated from non-hazardous waste at the point of generation.
c. Labelling: Hazardous waste containers must be clearly labelled with the type of waste, its hazards, and the date of accumulation.
d. Storage: Hazardous waste must be stored in designated and secure areas, away from incompatible materials, with secondary containment to prevent leaks or spills.
e. Transport: Transport of hazardous waste should be done in accordance with applicable regulations, with proper containment and labelling.
f. Disposal: Hazardous waste must only be disposed of at authorized disposal facilities.
Reporting and Record-Keeping:
Landmark University will maintain records of hazardous waste generation, storage, transportation, and disposal as required by regulatory agencies. Any incidents involving hazardous waste, such as spills or releases, should be reported to the appropriate authorities as mandated by law.
Training and Education:
All employees and relevant stakeholders will receive training in hazardous waste management, including waste identification, labelling, and handling procedures.
Non-compliance with this document or applicable laws and regulations may result in disciplinary action, including fines, penalties, and legal action against Landmark University. Employees are encouraged to report any potential violations to their supervisors or the designated compliance officer.
This document will be reviewed periodically to ensure it remains up-to-date with changing regulations and best practices in hazardous waste management. Landmark University is dedicated to upholding this Hazardous Waste Disposal Document, and we are committed to preventing harm to the environment and ensuring the safety of our community.
Dr. E. T. Alori
SDG 15 Team Leads