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5 Common Hazardous Waste Infractions to Avoid

5 Common Hazardous Waste Infractions to Avoid

If there is waste that needs to be disposed of, you must do so according to all guidelines, regulations, and laws pertaining to the process.

In any industry, there is bound to be plenty of waste produced every day. Even if your company is the best at what it does, there are still going to be employees who make mistakes from time to time. After all, everyone is human. However, when it comes to hazardous waste, making a mistake could be catastrophic. Here are some common infractions you can take steps to minimize to avoid any incidents.

Improperly Identified Waste

The first violation has to do with hazardous waste that hasn’t been identified yet. Alternatively, there could have been a mix-up that caused one type of waste to be labeled as another. All of the identification labels should indicate whether the waste is meant to be stored, disposed of in a certain way, or simply removed from the premises altogether. If this is don’t the right way, then you could be subject to fines and other consequences. Analysis and evaluation are required to ensure that this doesn’t happen.

Incorrect Disposal Methods

If there is waste that needs to be disposed of, you must do so according to all guidelines, regulations, and laws pertaining to the process. Not all hazardous waste counts as universal waste, but all universal waste counts as hazardous waste. Because of this, you must comply with the laws and rules that govern the disposal of these materials. Doing so incorrectly could expose your company to other punishments.

Not Enough Training

You may think it’s unimportant to continue providing your employees with training. However, training and retraining your employees can improve their skills, save you money, and help boost your reputation. Even if you are unsure of how to train your own workers and employees on proper hazardous waste disposal techniques, you can outsource that training. Put your trust in AEG Environmental to help you accomplish the goal of ensuring all of your staff members are up to date on the latest methods and developments in the field.

No Labels

Make sure that all hazardous waste containers have applicable labels. Having no labels at all will make the process laboriously slow and dangerous.

Storage Issues

If you must store the hazardous waste in barrels or crates, then make sure you have somewhere safe to put them.


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