Chemicals Waste Containers - Containers in poor condition

Audit finding: Containers in poor condition

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 chemical containers must be in good condition with no visible damage or deterioration. Caps must be secure, intact, and without chemical residue. Labels must be intact, and fully legible. Any container found to be leaking, rusted, or forming precipitates must be disposed of immediately as chemical waste.

Storage of hazardous chemicals for speculative use is not permitted. Itemize chemicals to be removed, and submit the list to EHS for a chemical waste pick-up. The guidelines on hazardous waste container management are located on the EHS website, at Container Management.