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Waste Management:-

The Policy of NOSSOR EL WADI. in carrying out all its activities is to provide a safe and healthy work place, onshore and offshore, together with high standards of occupational hygiene for all its employees. It is also to conduct its activities in such a manner as to minimize environmental impact and seek improvement in the use of natural resources.

A Waste Management Procedure so that proper waste disposal means are implemented within NOSSOR EL WADI. The specific objectives of this procedure are as follows:

To ensure that the reduction, reuse, and recycling/recovery solid wastes is utilized as much as possible within operations.

To ensure that wastes are properly categorized so that adequate care can be taken during collection, storage, handling, transportation, treatment, and disposal.

To ensure that all equipment purchases are made with consideration of environmental factors and energy conservation.

To set forth a waste tracking system for hazardous, recyclable, reusable, and medical waste streams.

Spill Management:-

Are you prepared for an emergency ?

Accidental chemical spills can wind up being disastrous for the environment and result in costly fines and clean-up activities, so it is important to know how to deal with spills no matter how big or small.

Dealing with minor spills

A small spill is considered to be a spill of 5 liters or less providing the product is not concentrated. For concentrated products of any quantity the spill must be treated as a large spill.

1.Assess safety. Make sure that people are kept clear, and that you have the right training and equipment to deal with the spill.

2.Stop the source. Providing it is safe to do so, stop the spill at its source. This may involve righting an overturned container or sealing holes or cracks in containers.

3.Contain and clean up the spill. The spill should be mopped up immediately.

4.Record the spill. Record when, what, how and where the spill occurred, clean up measures under taken and the names of any witnesses. Also make note of what changes can be made when handling,transporting or storing chemicals to ensure a similar incident does not happen again.

Dealing with large spills

A large spill is considered to be anything over 5 liters or concentrated chemicals of any volume.

1.Assess safety. Make sure that people are kept clear, and that you have the right training and equipment to deal with the spill.

2.Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS). The MSDS will have instructions on how to deal with specific chemical spills.

3.Put on protective clothing. If necessary, put on gloves and goggles, a mask and an apron.

4.Stop the source. Providing it is safe to do so, stop the spill at its source. This may involve righting an overturned container or sealing holes or cracks in containers.

5.Contain and control the flow. The spill should be prevented from filtrating into the ground or entering the storm water system. The outer edge of the spill should be dammed with rags, blankets, sand, sands bags,mops and/or absorbent booms.

6.Clean up the spill. Promptly cover the spill using absorbent materials such as the correct absorbent granules for the product (Note that some strong acids will react with some types of granules and sawdust),sand and rags, being mindful not to splash the spill. Using a dustpan or spade, the absorbent granules or sand must then be scooped up and placed into a container. This waste material is not to be buried or thrown into the environment. The method of disposing this waste will depend on the amount and the type of chemical that was split. The Department of Environment Controlled Waste Section will advise on the appropriate disposal of hazardous substances. There are several contractors that will dispose of contaminated substances and soils. All contact phone numbers can be found overleaf.

7. Notify the appropriate authority. If the spill does enter a storm water drain or open ground, the Department of Environment and your local council must be notified. Please refer to the phone numbers listed over leaf. If there is a hazard to health or property, call Fire and Rescue on 000 immediately.

8. Record the incident. Record what, how and where the spill occurred and the names of any witnesses. Also make note of what changes can be made when handling, transporting or storing chemicals to ensure a similar incident does not happen again

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2012 10:31

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