THW 210: Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management


THW 210: Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management

This training is under the Certificate Program on Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management conducted by the University of the Philippines Diliman through the National Engineering Center (NEC). The objective of the program is to build the technical capacity of staff from government and private sectors on the key elements of toxic and hazardous waste management as a requirement for the implementation of RA 6969.


The courses under the program are based on four international training modules offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and adapted for the Philippine setting. They were initially offered at NEC from September 2003 to March 2004 under the auspices of USEPA, USAEP/USAID and USDOD using lecturers from the US and RP. The second offering was conducted from November 2004 to March 2005.

Upon completion of the four modules, the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion on Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management. Those attending selected courses are granted a Certificate of Attendance for each completed course.


Topics include

Regulatory framework for toxic and hazardous substances in the Philippines, Environmental toxicology and epidemiology, NIOSH and ERG Handbooks, Toxic and hazardous waste determination, collection and transportation, Chemical hazard and safety, Segregation and separation of hazardous materials, Public participation, Treatment technologies, Healthcare waste management, Toxic and hazardous waste storage, Land-based disposal, Site investigation and remediation, Citing of waste management facilities, etc.


Participation fee P 20, 500


THW 210: early bird rate of P18, 500 until May 3