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Things You Can Do Now / Past Meetings / More Resources / Contacts

Things You Can Do Now

1) Complete facility self-assessment guide at www.h2e-online.org/pubs/selfasmt.pdf
2) Ensure that all hazardous substances are labeled and stored properly.
3) Set up program to return obsolete or off-spec chemicals to the manufacturer.
4) Substitute dlimonene for xylene.
5) Use rechargeable batteries and manage as Universal waste.
6) Recycle fluorescent lamps and manage as Universal waste.
7) Recycle solvents onsite.

Past Meetings

  • none listed

More Resources

Information, guidance, and copies of regulations regarding hazardous waste management, including generation, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal, are at:
www.h2e-online.org/pubs/bmp/hazbmp.pdf

RCRA Hazardous Waste Identification Center offers information, guidance, and copies of regulations regarding hazardous waste management, including generation, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal at:
www.ehso.com/hazwaste_ID.htm

The EPA has a RCRA Online database designed to help users locate documents, including publications and other outreach materials, that cover a wide range of RCRA issues and topics.
www.epa.gov/rcraonline/

The EPA also provides information on universal wastes and how to recycle hazardous and mercury wastes at:
www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/hazwaste.htm

You can find information on regulated medical waste best management practices at:
www.h2e-online.org/pubs/bmp/medicalbmp.pdf

You can find information on radioactive materials best management practices at:
www.h2e-online.org/pubs/bmp/radioactive.pdf

Washington State is currently developing new strategic plans for handling both solid and hazardous waste. Find out more about the project at:
www.ecy.wa.gov/beyondwaste/

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and Other Databases CD-ROM
Publication No. 2001-145; August 2001
Provides an updated set of International Chemical Safety Cards, information on chemical protective clothes, and new OSHA and NIOSH measurement methods.
To receive a complimentary copy of this CD-ROM publication, contact:
NIOSH Publications Office
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45336
Phone: 800 35-NIOSH
Fax: 513 533-8573
E-mail: pubstaft@cdc.gov

Contacts

Ken Grimm