Organizations that produce waste are mandated by law to have strict protocols in place for waste management. This is especially critical if the waste generator produces toxic, hazardous substances that can affect people or damage the environment. Regular self-inspections are conducted so that the generator is ready for inspections by third parties and government bodies. In this post, we will discuss the hazardous waste inspection checklists:
- What does a typical hazardous waste inspection checklist contain, and what does it strive to achieve?
- What makes these inspections so important to waste generators?
- How does Fielda help inspectors conduct these hazardous waste inspections in a fraction of the time manual inspections take?
What does a typical hazardous waste inspection checklist contain: During hazardous waste inspections, auditors check if there are any legacy toxic wastes; these refer to chemicals or substances left behind by previous occupants of a property or facility. These need to be tested and disposed of as required. Also, the inspectors check the hazardous waste types and how they are created and stored on location. Since Hazardous materials are corrosive, reactive, toxic, or flammable, it’s vital to check if storage containers are clean, well maintained, and placed safely in a designated area. The checklist also includes questions about the volume of hazardous material stored on-site, which must be within acceptable limits based on industry regulations. Containers must be appropriately labeled, and the business owners must have proper processes to handle emergencies and spills and request waste collection when needed.
What makes these inspections so important: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several regulations regarding waste collection, storage, transport, and disposal. Unless regular inspections are conducted, organizations cannot track their level of compliance with these many stipulations. Therefore, companies must ensure they are compliant not only to avoid hefty fines and penalties but also to ensure the fundamental safety of their processes. This can minimize the risk of employee injuries or sickness and lower the risk of accidents and spills, which can severely impact the environment, especially the local community.
How Fielda helps field staff with hazardous waste inspections: Hazardous waste inspections involve different types of industries and waste material. Fielda simplifies this process for agile field data gathering with customizable forms that inspectors can adapt as they need. They can also construct specific workflows to suit their organization’s work to enable the most transparent information sharing and collaboration. Fielda’s reports and dashboards make it easy for teams to check inspection status, conduct follow-up inspections, and file reports effortlessly.
Capture: Gather hazardous waste inspection data digitally and eliminate all the hassles of paper-based forms
Review: Raise red flags, issue notices, and review remediation action in one seamless workflow
Comply: Enable clients with reports and required course correction measures for regulatory compliance
About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.