Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question: Is there anywhere specific an eyewash station needs to be placed in a facility? This was our answer:
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Q. What states require broken fluorescent bulbs to managed as hazardous waste, instead of Universal Waste?
Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber: What does OSHA say about initial entry into an area with a suspected gas leak of anhydrous ammonia of unknown quantity and the use of an SCBA?
Q. We spray paint small items such as pumps and motors and puncture the empty paint cans to capture the remaining teaspoon or so of paint that is placed in a drum. Is this remaining paint a hazardous material, and if so, how should we label the drum?
Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber about OSHA’s new Electronic Recordkeeping rule: What is the new OSHA tracking rule all about, and when will it go into effect? This was our response:
Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question: We have a lacquer thinner solution, a Category 2 flammable liquid, and plan to dispense it from an ordinary quart-sized spray bottle. The solution will be used as a cleaning solution; spray on and wipe off. Will this be a violation of any sort, NFPA or […]
Q. Does a trucking terminal need an SPCC plan? A. Although the SPCC regulations are geared to non-transportation-related facilities, in the transportation sector, SPCC rules also apply to many terminals and maintenance facilities, depending on their location and the amount of oil stored on site. A trucking terminal is subject to the rule if it […]
Q. In an automobile dealership service department, can the floor (inside of a building) or oil/water separator drains be counted as secondary containment for containers ranging from 55 gallons (gals) to 500 gals?
Q. As long as the used oil’s flash point is => 140°F, can my spent acetone (used as a degreaser) be disposed of in my onsite oily wastewater treatment facility that has two 30,000 gallon used oil tanks holding used oil sold as on-spec oil?
Q. Can we reuse drums with UN rating code Y1.5/100 to transport two hazardous wastes with the DOT UN numbers of UN1263 and NA3077?