Compliance Archives - February 2011
Question of the Week: Determining Significant Waste CodesQ. When I send my hazardous waste to the treatment facility for disposal, they charge me separately for each waste code I report. Since I know some of the treatment standards overlap, is there anyway to avoid the expense and hassle of double-treating my hazardous waste?
A. There are different reasons for recording and communicating waste codes (e.g. manifests, LDRs, etc.) It is likely that you are...
Pointing in the Right DirectionQ. Our pick-and-pack operation ships lots of different kinds of hazardous material in many arrangements. Some of our boxes have up arrows, some do not. When do we need to use up arrows? Is there any time we can’t use them?
A. Orientation arrows, or “up arrows,” are required whenever you ship hazardous materials in one of these packages...
Question of the Week: Communicating Unknown HazardsQ. When an employer discovers that a chemical product has a hazard that is NOT indicated on the manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), what should he or she do?
A. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS: 29 CFR 1910.1200(h)) requires chemical manufacturers to assess the hazards of their products and prepare the MSDS accordingly. The MSDS must report...
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