Chemical Waste Containers - Chemical Waste Containers Open or Unsealed

Audit finding: Chemical waste containers open or unsealed

Adverse consequence(s):  The improper handling of chemical waste can result in injuries to employees, damage to the environment, and fines from regulatory agencies

Corrective action: Tight-fitting lids are required on all chemical containers. Funnels remaining in the containers, corks with holes, aluminum foil and parafilm are all examples of unacceptable lids. The guidelines on hazardous waste container management are located here.

Example:

Funnel has been removed and containers recapped.