Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and general requirements of EPA’s Hazardous Waste Standard.
  • Understand key terms associated with hazardous waste.
  • Understand the process of hazardous waste determination.
  • Discuss the principles related to listed hazardous waste.
  • Discuss the principles related to characteristic hazardous waste.
  • Discuss key elements of hazardous (and universal) waste management.
  • Identify hazardous waste generated in the oral healthcare setting.
  • Implement best management practices related to hazardous waste generated in oral healthcare settings.