Universal wastes are stored and managed by small and large quantity handlers. For example, a handler holding more than 11000lbs of garbage at a given point is considered a large quantity handler. Inspections are required to ensure these companies follow the regulations in managing and reporting waste handling. In this post, we will look at some vital elements regarding Universal Waste Large Quantity Handler Checklists:
- What does a typical Universal Waste Large Quantity Handler Checklist cover?
- What is the importance of regular waste handler inspections?
- How does Fielda help inspectors manage these audits with ease and efficiency?
What does a typical Universal Waste Large Quantity Handler Checklist cover: During inspections, some of the vital points covered include a review of the types of wastes collected since they belong to specific categories like Batteries, Pesticides, Mercury-Containing Equipment, Lamps, Aerosol Cans, Consumer Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, etc. These waste handlers are prohibited from disposing of, treating, or diluting wastes. In addition, the facilities are audited to check if the waste types are being appropriately stored. For instance, batteries are stored in such a way as to avoid discharges to the environment and, if damaged, are stored in structurally intact containers, leakproof and compatible with the batteries’ content. Similar checkpoints are reviewed for aerosol containers, pharmaceuticals, lamps, etc. Inspectors also examine waste management permits, documentation, and waste logs.
What is the importance of regular waste handler inspections: Most regulations around Universal Waste Large Quantity Handlers are derived from the US Federal Universal Waste Programs. However, each state adapts flexibly and may have variations to the rules. Nevertheless, waste handlers must adhere to these norms regarding the collection, storage, preventing releases to the environment, handling releases if they occur, correctly labeling items and storage areas, and maintaining clear records of waste inflow and outflow. Regular inspections help these facilities assess the hygiene of their practices, identify gaps in compliance and fix processes that need attention.
How does Fielda help inspectors manage these audits with ease and efficiency:
Surveying these large sites can be challenging with the multiple categories and storage volume; they must be classified according to the specific regulatory norms for each waste category. Fielda is geared to simplify this process so inspectors can handle them stress-free and with minimal effort. For example, customizable digital forms help inspectors instantly gather data on the go. This reduces errors and makes execution much faster. And once data is entered into the system, it is easy for teams to take stock of inspection reports and required corrective action via real-time metrics, reports, and dashboards.
Capture: Eliminate paper-based data handling completely with seamless digital capture and processing of data
Analyze: Access real-time analytics for internal reviews and process improvements
Control: Take informed decisions and collaborate more effectively with various stakeholders in the process
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.