5 Tips For Handling Hazardous Waste

| September 14, 2017

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Southern California companies that produce hazardous waste as part of their operations have a complex web of federal, state and municipal statutes to follow in order to properly handle and store these waste streams. Proper handling of hazardous waste not only promotes a safe work environment, but it will keep companies prepared in the event that the California Department of Toxic Services Control (DTSC) comes knocking on your door for a surprise DTSC inspection.Improperly handling toxic waste could release harmful chemicals into the air, ground water, or soil, posing a serious threat to your employees, the environment and any surrounding residences.Here are 5 quick tips to keep your operations up to date, and keep your employees safe.

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