How to Follow the Most Important Regulations Dealing with Hazardous Waste at Your Facility

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Among all the regulations that facility managers must follow, those dealing with hazardous waste are some of the most important… and the easiest to fall afoul of.

The main hazardous waste regulation that is often overlooked is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), a.k.a. the “cradle-to-grave” law. In simple terms, hazardous waste must be accounted for throughout its entire life cycle (generation, accumulation, transportation, treatment, disposal and post-disposal).

The Most Important Things to Keep in Mind with EH&S Regulations

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The Right Way to Handle Permits at Your Facility

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Documentation

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What You Must Know About Property History

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The 4 Keys to Total Facility Knowledge

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The Importance of Communication for Facility and Plant Managers

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Four Core Requirements Every Facility/Plant Manager Must Follow

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You could have the most stringent environmental, health and safety program at your facility, but unless you have these four core requirements in place, it will inevitably fail at some point.

The result could be…

  • A workplace accident that causes injury
  • Being caught out of compliance by regulators and facing fines or other actions
  • A spill or other environmental issue that requires an expensive cleanup
  • A slowdown in production – and reduction in profits

7 Reasons Why Your Facility Needs an Environmental “Check Up”

 A lot of people—maybe you’re one of them—put off going to the doctor for a checkup, an annual physical, or one of those screenings or tests that are so important as you get older.

It’s understandable. There’s a fear of finding out there’s something wrong, a comfort in not knowing. But avoiding the test can allow a medical issue to get even worse.

It’s the same at your facility. Even if you think everything is running smoothly, there may be issues in your processes, facility layout or features, equipment, or practices. These unrecognized issues can quickly turn into expensive liabilities.

How to Immediately Improve Your EH&S Program

As a facility or plant manager you are busy. I don’t have to tell you that. But I want to show you an easy and inexpensive way to take some of the load off and give you some peace of mind.

I saw an article in an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) publication a few years back that listed out all the daily tasks and responsibilities that fall to a facility or plant manager. They compiled over 36 items… and it was still growing… when they decided to stop counting.