describe safe practices for disposing of hazardous substances and materials
The items listed here include Asbestos, Batteries, CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFCs, Computers, Cathode Ray Tubes, Fluorescent Lamps, [ Garden Chemicals and Medicines.
The careful disposal of hazardous materials is a public responsibility to prevent damage to man and animals. Often, the waste can be put to beneficial use by suitably qualified organisations.
Managers have a duty to ensure
that workplace hazardous wastes are correctly identified at each stage of production and appropriate measures are taken to protect the health of employees and contractors who transport or dispose of waste. These provisions are built into the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1999 (SI 1999 No. 437). ]
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