When you are dealing with hazardous waste management, you must follow all applicable OSHA regulations. You also need to ensure that your company emphasizes industrial hygiene. Learn more about industrial hygiene and find out what you can do to improve it.
In short, practicing good industrial hygiene means anticipating the possibility of injury, illness, or harm to your employees and visitors. OSHA will send inspectors known as “industrial hygienists” who will analyze and evaluate the safety of your facility’s working conditions and help you find ways to make the workplace safer for everyone who enters the facility.
Industrial Hygiene Experts
You should consult with industrial hygiene experts whenever you can. Don’t just wait until you are expecting a visit from OSHA inspectors. You will find any potential violations of rules and regulations before the inspectors can. The inspectors will be following OSHA guidelines that may be difficult for you to understand, but by consulting with industrial hygiene experts, they can explain what you need to fix in terms that you can understand more easily. This guidance and advice will go beyond looking at your hazardous waste management skills. It will also help you improve your hazmat response, how your workers might be affected, and what you can do better before the next emergency situation happens.
When your workers are handling hazardous waste, there are many dangerous substances that could be exposed to. Two main types of hazards they will have to deal with are presented by chemical hazards and biological hazards.
Chemical: Chemical hazards can include solids, liquids, and gasses that are all toxic and can be absorbed by the human body somehow.
Biological: Biological hazards are presented by used-up medical sharps or other forms of medical waste. Bacteria and viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms, such as blood-borne pathogens can affect your workers. That’s why no matter what they are doing, they need to wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
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