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At TransChem Environmental we want to ensure our customers are always up to date on the latest information regarding hazardous waste transportation, proper hazmat, chemical, and medical waste disposal procedures, and changes or updates in rules and regulations regarding our industry.

En Route Hazardous Waste Disposal Security Checklist

November 18, 2020

In a previous post, we gave you part of a hazmat transportation security checklist for your facility and personnel. That checklist was meant to prepare you and your hazardous waste for the journey to the hazardous waste disposal site. While en route, however, there are sevearl key security concerns you must be aware of to ensure your hazmat cargo and personnel arrive safely. Here's a hazardous waste transportation security checklist for en-route security measures.

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What Is A Hazardous Waste Generator

October 26, 2020

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is responsible for regulating hazardous waste from its point of generation through its final disposal. This “cradle-to-grave” system begins with hazardous waste generators. The EPA has developed generator standards for several aspects; from on-site accumulation of hazardous waste, to manifesting, to labeling, recordkeeping, and reporting.

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What To Know About Gasoline Spills & Gas Spill Clean Up

September 16, 2020

Small gasoline spills at a local station may not make national news like when a tanker sinks, but they are still very dangerous to people and to local wildlife. It is extremely important that any gasoline spill, even if it is small, is treated with respect and cleaned up properly so that the risks of fire or environmental damage are neutralized. Learning all you can about what can happen with a gas spill, as well as proper clean up techniques, can avoid major issues for any shop.

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DOT HAZMAT Regulations

September 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), through its hazardous material regulations (HMRs), specifies requirements for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce by rail, aircraft, vessel, and motor vehicle. DOT has general requirements for the loading, unloading, handling, and storage of explosives and hazardous materials as well as specific modal requirements.

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Common Violations of Universal Waste Regulations: Mercury Containing Equipment

August 26, 2020

Managing mercury-containing equipment as universal wastes requires attention to both state and federal regulations to ensure compliance. This article discusses some of the most common generator violations of the universal waste rules applicable to mercury-containing equipment and other listed universal wastes.

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Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Reusing Your 55-Gallon Drums

August 17, 2020

Since many 55-gallon drums may contain, or may have contained, hazardous materials that could contaminate groundwater or lead to personnel health and safety concerns, it is imperative that operators of solid waste facilities be informed about the best management practices for collecting and processing these drums.

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