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Enhance the Value and Performance of Practitioners and their Organizations Worldwide:


The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Since 1915, ISM has executed and extended its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — and maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.


Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms TERM OF THE DAY:

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment or that has the potential to cause, or significantly contribute to, an increase in mortality (death) or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible illness; or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies hazardous waste as generally exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics: ignitable; (i.e., flammable), oxidizing, corrosivity, toxic, radioactive, eco-toxic and/or explosive. Environmental laws impose various requirements concerning the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of such waste.


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