How to Handle Hazardous Waste at Your Construction Site

Oftentimes at the construction site, your team may come across material that they are unsure is hazardous or non-hazardous. To prevent health issues or risks to the environment in these situations, your team should be trained to stop and evaluate the situation. Specifically, your team should be trained on how to identify the characteristics of hazardous waste at your construction site. To support this process, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified four characteristics of material that is deemed hazardous:
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Mobile Construction Crews: What is the Access Requirement for Toilets?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set a standard for the minimum number of toilets that should be available and accessible for construction workers at a job site. However, not every construction job is the same. Many construction jobs require workers to travel to and from various sites, perform a special service at different locations on the same day, or travel for other reasons. The key is to distinguish mobile construction crews from standard crews to determine the requirement for providing portable

How to Identify Hazardous vs. Non-Hazardous Construction Waste

Separating hazardous from non-hazardous construction waste is a critical element of construction jobs, especially for large infrastructure projects. Improperly separating the two types of construction waste could increase costs, harm your workers, and lead to fines. When your team creates or encounters various material on the job site, be sure they understand how to identify the types of waste to ensure proper disposal.

Consider These Four Characteristics of Hazardous Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified four characteristics of material that