Monthly Archives: September 2012

Not all bulbs are created equally

In the last post I summarized requirements for universal waste.  One waste stream that falls into this category are bulbs (lamps).  Did you know that not all lamps need to be managed as universal waste that, in fact, some are not … Continue reading

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Universal Waste Requirements

Universal waste is a special category of hazardous waste that includes batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and lamps.  For the most part, these wastes are self-explanatory but often confusion arises from mercury-containing equipment which includes a device or part of a device (including … Continue reading

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Hazmat Transportation Training, Do You Need it?

Yesterday I shared the link to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Association’s (PHMSA) free training modules on my Facebook page and Twitter account.  I wanted to use this post to discuss the training requirements for the … Continue reading

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Frequently Shipped Hazardous Materials

Following is a list of commonly shipped hazardous materials that are typically undeclared–that means they are shipped illegally.   Need more information?  Check out my post on DOT training requirements.

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FAQ: Which companies are required to track employee work-related injuries and illnesses?

Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most US based companies to record and report work-related injuries and illnesses?  Let’s discuss each requirement a little further:

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Are You Shipping Batteries?

Based on my experience, one of the largest areas of non-compliance is the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat).    Many times logistics or warehouse personnel are unaware that hazardous materials are required to be packaged, unloaded, loaded, documented and shipped in … Continue reading

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Managing Electronic Waste

Over the last week I have been researching  electronic waste (e-waste) for a client project.  During my research I discovered something that is intuitive but probably not often considered, as our society integrates more electronics—smartphones, readers, tablet computers, etc.—the disposal … Continue reading

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