Pollution Prevention Act

Congress passed the Pollution Prevention Act (P2 Act) in 1990, which states that “The Environmental Protection Agency must establish a source reduction program which collects and disseminates information, provides financial assistance to States, and implements the other activities….”

“Source reduction” is defined in the Pollution Prevention Act as any practice which:

  • Prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal, minimizes the amount of any hazardous material, pollutant, or contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions); and
  • Reduces the risks these compounds, pollutants, or contaminants pose to the environment and to public health.

The term takes into account: process or procedure modifications; equipment or technology modifications; redesign or reformulation of products; replacement of raw materials; and enhancements in housekeeping, maintenance, training or inventory control

Goals of the Course

The goal of this course is to educate industrialists or employers that through cost-effective adjustments in production, operation, and raw material use, they have a great opportunity to minimize or prevent pollution at the source and save billions of dollars spent on controlling pollution.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

The audience of this course are all workers of industry.

Learning Outcome:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

Training Topics:

Module 1


Module 2

Types of Toxic Waste

Module 3

Source Reduction Techniques and Processes

Module 4

Techniques to Identify Opportunities for Source Reduction

Module 5

On- Or Off-Site Recycling and Treatment of Toxic Chemical

Module 6

Benefits of Source Reduction

Module 7

Regulations of Pollution Prevention Act

Module 8

Pollution Prevention Mandates in Federal Statutes

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