The EPA classifies hazardous waste based on flammability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. Some of these are easier to identify than others, but it’s best to err on the side of caution. Hazardous waste can appear in a variety of construction sites: electrical, excavations, lockout/tagout, welding, cutting, and walking/working surfaces to name a few. Controlling dangerous substances requires great care and when the creation of these hazards cannot be avoided, you need a professional, OSHA compliant solution to keep your workers safe.
Storing Hazardous Waste
To start, ensure any hazardous waste is placed in separate packaging to avoid unknown reactions. If needed, double bag to avoid any leaking, seal the bagging, then place bags into individual containers/bins. Before placing in the bin, making sure the hazardous substance will not react with the packaging or the bin. Depending on how dangerous the substance is, it should either be kept next to where the waste was generated while being watched, or in its own area away from reactants and staff. Finally, make sure to tag the container the waste is in as hazardous so no one interacts with it.
All Hurricane™ industrial vacuum models are available with a hazardous waste package. This is ideal for asbestos, lead or contaminated soil clean up. The hazardous waste package includes a hydraulic auger, Hepa filtration and our patented fully automatic dust free discharge valve. Ideal for filling hazardous waste bags inside a dumpster as shown. This makes the hazardous waste process much easier to clean, manage, and store.
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