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Chemical Waste Management Training for Schools

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description A Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) was negotiated in 2000 that provided training to secondary schools in proper waste management techniques. The goal was to minimize the amount of chemical waste generated at secondary schools in Connecticut. Topics covered included: substitution with less toxic or non-toxic materials; MSDS; lab safety; protective equipment; storage compatibility; refrigeration; and spill response issues. In addition, purchasing strategies and micro-scale chemistry were discussed as well as waste disposal practices. The audience for the training included traditional, vocational, and technical high schools along with junior colleges.

 
Project Contact
Name Elise Bennett
Phone 860-424-3244
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise SEP Development
Industrial Sectors Educational Institutions
Activity Keywords Training/workshops
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 9 No. 1, Winter 1999 [PDF]

 

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