Labels & Tags: Organized & Compliant
The general public may be fearful when they hear words “hazardous waste.” Images of some Hollywood movie involving mass contamination and disease outbreak may come to mind. What they may not be aware of is how tightly hazardous waste is regulated on federal, state and local levels. This regulation includes guidelines and requirements for its handling and disposal, as well as how it should be labeled with the proper waste tags.
The DOT has different label requirements for both bulk and non bulk containers. A hazardous waste label refers to the diamond-shaped hazmat logo, while other labeling information is referred to as markings. New Jersey State regulations may require waste tags to provide specific information on waste containers. This information helps all parties involved in transport and disposal by alerting them to the contents and possible dangers involved. These tags should be filled out according to both federal and New Jersey State regulations.
Filling out a Hazardous Chemical Waste Tag helps ensure the proper handling, transport and disposal of waste materials. When using a bottle that has been previously used to store waste, any original marking or labels must be removed or defaced to avoid confusion. Each container requires a separate tag. The exception to this would be a collection of small bottles placed in a larger box. In this case, one tag for the box would be sufficient.
It is important to fill out the tag completely and accurately and to follow all instructions. A hazardous waste packing form should also be filled out and will help the facility meet the labeling requirements. A description of the contents, including information on the chemicals contained in the waste, will prevent any delay in the transport of hazardous waste.
Following all guidelines for using waste tags and labeling hazardous waste helps facilities stay within New Jersey state regulations, keep them organized and help the stay safe.
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