Every company involved in the handling, production and transportation of chemicals needs to know how to comply with chemical hazardous waste laws. The most important factor in managing chemical hazardous waste is the proper storage of this hazardous waste. All companies that handle hazardous waste must have proper storage containers for the chemicals. Containers are designed to store chemical products safely, so that if a spill were to occur, the materials would be handled safely and disposed of in a proper manner.
Proper safety training for all employees is essential when it comes to handling hazardous waste. Companies need to implement safe storage practices in order to meet legal requirements. All workers that handle hazardous waste should be familiar with the different storage methods. They should also be trained on how to properly handle chemical wastes.
In order to comply with chemical hazardous waste disposal laws all companies involved in the manufacture, processing, transportation, storage, as well as disposal of hazardous wastes need to have proper hazmat management plans in place. All companies need to have a designated company representative that oversees and coordinates the implementation of the company’s hazmat management plan. This person is in charge of making sure that all of a company’s hazardous wastes are properly and appropriately stored and disposed of. These plans should include procedures for disposing of waste on-site in a safe manner; reporting of spill occurrences; emergency response plan; environmental issues that need to be addressed including protection of groundwater and air quality; and treatment and recycling of hazardous waste materials.