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Waste Management

Waste management is required to decrease the potential exposure associated with handling hazardous waste. The main hazard is flammability. To help prevent fire, hazardous waste needs special precautions for storage, handling, and use.

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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.108 (f)(2):
(2) Waste Cans. When waste or rags are used in connection with dipping operations, approved metal waste cans shall be provided and all impregnated rags or waste deposited therein immediately after use. The contents of waste cans shall be properly disposed of at least once daily at the end of each shift.
Metal or Poly Oily Waste Cans, Butt Cans & Disposal Cans



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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.106 (h)(8)(iii):
Waste and residues. Combustible waste material and residues in a building or operating area shall be kept to a minimum, stored in closed metal waste cans, and diposed of daily.

 

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DOT 49 CFR 173.12:
(b) Outside packaging. The outside packaging must be a DOT specification metal or fiber drum. It may also be a polyethylene drum capable of withstanding:
(1) The vibration and compression tests specified in 178.19-7 (c)(1) and (2), and
(2) A four foot drop test as specified in 178.224-2 (b).
(c) Inside packagings. The inside packagings must be either glass packagings not exceeding 1-gallon rated capacity, or metal or plastic packagings not exceeding a rated capacity of 5-gallons.
 

SLab Pack & Overpack Drums


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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.106 (e)(2)(ii)(b):
Incidental storage or use of flammable and combustible liquids.

(b) The quantity of liquid that may be located outside of an inside storage room or storage cabinet in a building or in any one fire area of a building shall not exceed:
(1) 25 gallons of Class IA liquids in containers
(2) 120 gallons of Class IB, IC, II, or III liquids in containers
(3) 660 gallons of Class IB, IC, II, or III liquids in a single portable tank.

Drum Cabinets
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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.106 (d)(3)(i&ii):
Design, construction, and capacity of storage cabinets -(I) Maximum capacity. Not more than 60 gallons of Class I or Class II liquids, nor more than 120 gallons of Class III liquids may be stored in a storage cabinet.
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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030:
The blood borne pathogens section applies to all occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Biohazardous Waste Cans

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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030:
(d)(4): Housekeeping. (i) General. Employers shall ensure that the worksite is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
(g) Communication of hazards to employees.
(1)(i)(A) Warning labels shall be affixed to containers of regulated waste, (B) Labels required by this section shall include the Biohazard symbol. (C) These labels shall be flourescent orange or orange-red, with lettering and symbols in contrasting color.
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