If you’re in an industry where you generate waste, it’s imperative that you know exactly how to properly, legally, and safely deal with that waste, including shipping. Be aware of the terms “manifest” and “bill of lading.” You’ll need to know the differences, when they’re used, and how to properly complete the appropriate forms.
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Any manufacturer in the state of Georgia must ensure that all waste shipments are accompanied by the proper paperwork, and that includes a waste profile prior to shipment. What does this important piece of paperwork entail, though, and as a manufacturer in Georgia that generates waste streams, why does this profile matter?
If you’re looking into waste management companies to assist with the disposal of your generated waste, it’s imperative you confirm all their employees are trained and qualified to handle the associated paperwork. In particular, that means they must be trained and legally qualified to fill out either a shipping manifest or a bill of lading—depending on the contents of the particular waste shipment.
Having the proper paperwork is an essential part of all hazardous waste disposal guidelines, and two important documents include the hazardous waste manifest and the bill of lading. What exactly are these documents, though, and are there special considerations that colleges need to take into account before shipping hazardous waste?
If you’re a generator of hazardous materials, it’s imperative you’re completely familiar with the proper protocol surrounding the EPA’s hazardous waste manifest. This matters for a number of reasons, ranging from general safety concerns to saving yourself from unnecessary fines.
If you don’t follow protocol when it comes to how to label hazardous waste, you’re running several risks. That includes fines for improperly packaging your waste, but more importantly, you put anyone in contact with that waste in potential danger. Labels on hazardous material are meant to alert people in a clear, easy way about the dangers of that waste, and if the labels aren’t accurate—or are missing altogether—people have no way of getting that information.
There are many steps required to legally and safely transport hazardous waste as well as any variety of non-hazardous waste. One of the most crucial steps in that process is properly filling out a waste profile. What exactly is this form, though, and why is it so important to this process of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal?
One of the most important aspects of handling, transporting, and properly disposing of hazardous waste is obviously safety. Contingencies especially need to be in place in case something unexpected happens during transport, and one such security measure is an emergency response number included on the hazardous waste manifest. Lacking a number or improperly providing a number not only poses a health and safety risk, but it also makes the waste generator and transporter liable to consequences for federal noncompliance.
If you’re in an industry where you generate waste, it’s imperative that you know exactly how to properly, legally, and safely deal with that waste. A big part of that issue involves correct shipping methods. If you’re creating and shipping waste, be aware of the terms “manifest” and “bill of lading.” You’ll need to know the differences, when they’re used, and how to properly fill them out.