Safe handling of industrial waste: A practical guide for workplaces

How to reduce or eliminate the serious health and safety risks of handling industrial waste.


What it contains

Hazardous waste can create health and safety risks for many people, including those who producer, transport, treat and store waste. This guide outlines how workplaces can handle, store and transport hazardous waste. It explains:

  • what questions to ask as an employer that deals with waste at any stage
  • the duties of those who deal with hazardous waste responsibilities to keep people safe
  • the duties of waste producers, transporters, receivers and treaters to have safe handling systems

At the end of the document there are resources to manage hazardous waste, including:

  • checklists to assess and control potential risks
  • templates to reduce and eliminate risks