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The Ultimate Guide to Safety Procedures for Hazardous Material Removal

Well, it's happened again. Toxic sludge has leaked all over the floor of your factory and is chewing through the ground at an accelerated rate. It's not long before the building crumbles around you, and all is lost!


Ok, so it won't be that bad. But your home or workplace could fall victim to hazardous material exposure and mishandling the situation could end in disaster. So what can you do?


Well, we're glad you asked. It's time to take a look at Clean Air Service's guide to safety procedures for hazardous waste removal in Lethbridge and Calgary. 


So without further ado, let's dive in.


Know Thy Enemy

The first step of hazardous waste removal is evaluating what the problem is. For example, if you feel like your building has asbestos, a team will come in and inspect all the materials in the building for traces of asbestos to see what's causing the problem.

Not only does this inform people what the problem is, but they also know what method to use to remove it and what materials to use to remove and contain it.

After retrieving samples, the team will send them off to a lab to get verified as to their content. 


Suiting Up

Another safety procedure in hazardous waste removal is ensuring all workers wear PPE's (or Personal Protective Equipment) that will shield them from harm. If the problem were mould, you'd need a mask that will block the spores from entering your body, as well as gloves and goggles. 

Lead, on the other hand, will require more heavy-duty gear like full-face shields and body covering. Ventilators are also standard equipment used in lead removal. All our equipment meets the safety standards set by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.


Proper Storage and Destruction

Once we come in and take all the hazardous waste out, it still needs a place to go. When that happens, we will place the material in air-tight containers and place hazard labels on the containers. 

Not only does the law require these labels to get placed on all hazardous materials, but marking them helps to prevent any accidents or miscommunications about the container's content. 

We'll also provide you with documentation on the materials and every step of the disposal procedure so you can rest assured that the hazard is no more.

Once the records are finished, and the hazardous material is packed away, we'll transport the material away on trucks to a disposal site. We use placards to indicate that dangerous chemicals are on-board (i.e. fire hazard and chemical hazard signs). 


Hazardous Waste Be Gone

And there you have it! Now that you have this guide to the safety procedures involved in hazardous waste removal, you're prepared to stop any hazardous waste problems in the Lethbridge or Calgary area today! And if you come across any airborne "waste" call the good folks here at Clean Air Services to strip out any mould or asbestos quickly and efficiently!



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