Hazardous waste management is a vital part of keeping your business and staff members safe. When hazardous waste is mishandled, it can put your company and employees at serious risk. Companies that work with hazardous materials regularly will need to perform frequent inspections and make sure that they’re abiding by all of the most current safety regulations. This way, they avoid fines, and more importantly, they avoid having hazardous products get people hurt. To help prevent mismanagement of hazardous waste, it’s important to know what mismanaging processes you’ll want to avoid. Let’s take a look at violations in hazardous waste management, and how you can get these violations resolved.
Wrong or Missing Labels
There are all kinds of hazardous waste products, and they come from a wide range of sources. This is why you need to keep track of all of the waste products you have with the help of proper labeling. Labeling is vital for proper hazardous waste management because it helps staff members determine what handling practices to follow when they work with certain waste materials. When you label all of the hazardous waste around your facility, you also make sure you aren’t violating any regulations put in place by the EPA.
Failure to Identify Hazardous Material Determinations
If your company isn’t identifying whatever hazardous waste streams it makes, you are sure to face fines in the near future, and that’s not even factoring in the serious environmental danger this causes. To ensure proper hazardous waste management, you have to undergo hazardous waste determinations. There are four traits of waste determinations, which are ignitability, toxicity, reactivity, and corrosivity. Based on the traits that your waste products have, the way you handle and store them will change.
Not Having a Backup Plan
We will always try to prevent accidents from happening during hazardous waste management, but you have to be prepared in the event that they occur because accidents are always going to be a possibility. This means you need to have a safety plan ready to deploy so that you can respond sufficiently in the event of an emergency situation. Having a contingency plan helps protect your business and keep it from breaking any laws.
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AEG Environmental has the skills, resources, and training to solve any environmental issue you may face. Our team has over 20 years of experience transporting and disposing of non-hazardous, hazardous, infectious, and universal wastes. We welcome projects big and small and pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service. For more information about our hazardous waste disposal and transport services, please contact us today!