Hazardous Materials Management

 

Putting Prevention First

Managing hazardous materials properly is critical for the safety of personnel and the environment, and helps you avoid penalties. GeoInsight creates practical management plans that can be executed by facility staff members. Our services help you prevent and control costly spills and violations, which can contribute to decreasing facility operating costs.

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Hazardous Materials Consulting: Reducing Facility Operating Costs

Our comprehensive consulting services assist manufacturing and commercial industries, institutions, and public agencies in complying with the federal, state, and local regulations regarding hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials management. GeoInsight also provides consulting services in the areas of:

  • Waste minimization
  • Pollution prevention
  • Source reduction, and
  • Recycling.

 

What Constitutes a Hazardous Material?

Hazardous materials include:

  • Chemicals or products stored at your facility before they are used
  • Surplus or expired materials that are no longer needed
  • Waste generated from production operations
  • Hazardous waste, and
  • Virgin and waste oils.

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“Universal waste,” such as fluorescent and compact light bulbs, used batteries,
mercury-containing devices, and electronic components must be stored and properly managed. 

 

GeoInsight’s Hazardous Material Management Services Include: 

  • Hazardous waste determination, classification, and inventory
  • Contingency plan preparation
  • Training programs for facility personnel
  • Development of corporate and facility hazardous materials management programs and documents
  • Hazardous waste reporting
  • Compliance audits
  • Consulting for the transport of hazardous materials, and
  • Design and permitting of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.

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