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1 11/18/2020 9 Types of Masks and How Effective They Are MASK SAFETY HEALTH GRADES Jennifer L.W. Fink, RN, BSN Website The U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), WHO (World Health Organization), and public health officials recommend wearing face masks to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. People are now wearing many different types of face coverings, including bandanas, hand-sewn masks, and disposable medical masks. In many cases, mask choice is dependent on availability; people use what they have. But how effective are each of these face coverings? Download
2 02/24/2021 Disposal of off specification or out dated chemicals OFF SPEC CHEMICALS Ohio Environmental Protection Agency STAFF Website Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Phone: (614) 644-3020 ~ Contact Us Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049 Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215 Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946 Download
3 08/10/2021 Major Work Activities for Tank Cleaning Operations Tank Cleaning Procedures OSHA WEBSITE OSHA STAFF Website The following article provides some of the requirements and additional guidance to employers and employees who participate in activities related to entry into petroleum and petrochemical ground storage tanks. Download
4 07/29/2021 HOW TO DISPOSE OF CHEMICAL WASTE Getting ready to dispose of dangerous chemicals R3 ENVIRONMENTAL LIBRARY Jim Brown Website Chemical waste is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). It cannot be disposed of in regular trash or in the sewer system. Let R3 help you dispose of your harardous materials safely and legally. Download
5 06/29/2021 GUIDELINES ON HOW TO DISPOSE OF OFF SPEC CHEMICALS OHIO EPA STANDARDS OHIO EPA STAFF WRITER Website The EPA always recommends that you find someone who can use or reclaim your outdated, excess or off-specification chemicals before you dispose of them. Sometimes the manufacturer will take the chemicals back and reclaim or reformulation. If someone else can legitimately reclaim or use them, the chemicals are not a waste under the hazardous waste rules. However, if they will be burned as fuel, used to produce a fuel or used in products that are placed on the ground and that is not their normal use, they are wastes and are subject to the hazardous waste requirements. Download
6 05/29/2021 ILLINOIS EPA OFF SPEC DISPOSAL STATE OF ILLINOIS EPA WEBSITE STAFF WRITER Website View up to date information on how Illinois is handling the Coronavirus Disease 2019 … of non-hazardous waste, shredding of off-spec and non-aerosol containerized commercial products Download
7 04/14/2021 CHEMICAL SPILL PROCEDURES Procedures to follow Princeton University Environmental Health and Safety Staff Website In the event of a chemical spill, the individual(s) who caused the spill is responsible for prompt and proper clean-up. It is also their responsibility to have spill control and personal protective equipment appropriate for the chemicals being handled readily available. See Developing a Spill Response Plan for more information. Download