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Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Chapter 8: Operating the Waste Management System (PDF) (26 pp, 117K, About PDF)

This chapter describes best management practices associated with operating the waste management system including procedures for monitoring performance and measuring progress towards environmental goals. Characteristics of an effective waste management system are described, and maintenance and operation of waste management system components are also addressed. Through a discussion of the operational aspects of a waste management system, this chapter offers advice on achieving environmental goals and making continual improvements in waste management operations.

This chapter helps to answer the following questions:


American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Website. Exit EPAANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. ANSI's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Website. Exit EPAASTM aims to be the foremost developer and provider of voluntary consensus standards, related technical information, and services having internationally recognized quality and applicability that promote public health and safety, and the overall quality of life; contribute to the reliability of materials, products, systems, and services; and facilitate national, regional, and international commerce.

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Website. Exit EPASWANA's mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America. SWANA offers numerous publications as well as solid waste management training courses and symposia.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration Website on noise and hearing conservation. Provides information on recognizing, evaluating, and controlling noise emissions.

U.S. EPA web site on Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO). Developed by EPA and NOAA to facilitate the use of CAMEO, a system of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies, and offer online technical support.

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