Laboratory Waste Management

Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19D0414

  • Understand the changes brought about by the EPA’s latest waste regulations
  • Perform a laboratory waste audit and make corrections to issues found
  • Review the regulations affecting laboratory waste

Overview of the webinar

  • Learn what changes have been put in place and how they affect your waste processes in the lab
  • The EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements will be adopted in every state by 2019
  • This session will help you understand the complicated processes needed to manage your lab’s overall waste management processes

Who should attend?

  • Laboratory Manager
  • Hospital Administrator

Why should you attend?

  • In 2015, the EPA’s Generator Improvement Rule began to be adopted by several U.S. states, and most will adopt the changes by the end of 2019
  • Managing a lab waste program is a complicated process, and there are regulations covering each of the multiple waste streams
  • These updated rules affect how labs can handle hazardous waste, and there are new ways to keep waste expenses down as well
  • Attendees of this session will learn how the Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies oversee waste management, and they will learn methods of regulatory compliance as well
  • Attendees will learn methods of auditing a laboratory for proper waste management, and they will understand how to rectify waste and safety issues they encounter

Faculty - Mr. Daniel J. Scungio, MT (ASCP) SLS, CQA (ASQ)

Daniel J. Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ) has over 25 years of experience as a certified Medical Technologist. He has a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Amherst and Buffalo, New York. Dan worked as a laboratory generalist in hospitals ranging in size from 75 to 800 beds before becoming a laboratory manager. After 10 years of lab management, he became the Laboratory Safety Officer for a system of more than 10 hospitals and over 20 laboratories and draw sites in the Tidewater area of Virginia. As a laboratory safety consultant and a safety officer, Dan has provided on-site education and safety training for labs of all sizes. He has become an international speaker and consultant who helps organizations create safety savvy laboratories. Dan understands the complex safety issues facing laboratories today including Chemical Hazards, Bloodborne Pathogens, Formaldehyde, Fire Safety, PPE, Tuberculosis and the handling of diagnostic and infectious specimens for transport.

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