Chemical Waste Containers - Not Stored in Secondary Containment

Audit finding: Not stored in secondary containment

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: All containers storing liquid chemical waste require secondary containment, such as a plastic tub capable of containing the contents in the event of breakage or leakage. The guidelines on hazardous waste container management are located on here .

Good examples of secondary containment: