HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & DISPOSAL POLICY
To inform our employees about possible hazards connected with materials in their workplace and about proper handling of materials used in business operations.
This implementation of this policy will ensure that NANO-CERAMIC® Dealers and their employees are aware of potential hazards associated with materials to which they may be exposed in the course of their work, and are aware of safe handling procedures for such materials.
In order to accomplish this,
NANO-CERAMIC® ensures that:
All containers of hazardous materials are
appropriately labeled; each product has a scannable QR-Code which leads to the Safety Data Sheet
NANO-CERAMIC® Dealers and their employees need to be trained to recognize and interpret labels, warnings, and signs attached to containers; and
NANO-CERAMIC® employees are trained to understand the content of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provided for each hazardous substance and recognize possible risks to health and the potential for physical harm.
The Facility Manager will ensure that at-risk employees at sites where hazardous materials are kept or used receive training on hazardous material handling.
The training program will include the following:
How to scan for SDS sheets and files.
Methods and procedures that the employee may use to detect the presence of accidental release or spill of hazardous materials in the work area, including proper clean-up.
Precautions and measures employees can take to protect themselves from hazardous materials.
Annual training will be conducted for all employees who deal with hazardous materials.
Each new or newly transferred at-risk employee will be trained in the handling of hazardous materials on the first working day at the new work site.
Training must be conducted for all at-risk employees when any new chemical or hazardous material enters the work site. Training must occur before the chemical or hazardous material is used by any employee.
After each training session, the trainer, who may be the Facility Manager, another designated NANO-CERAMIC® employee, or a third party NANO-CERAMIC® Importers will certify a roster of all participants. Included with the roster will be a list of all hazardous materials covered in the training.
4.0 HEALTH, SAFETY, AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
The following information will be available at NANO-CERAMIC® with the Facility Manager or a third party Importers for local health and jurisdictional authorities if requested or required:
A list of all hazardous materials present at the site.
The location of stored hazardous materials of 55 gallons (500 pounds) or more, and special procedures for spill control and/or clean-up for specific hazardous substances if necessary.
Descriptions of unusual health and environmental hazards (both air and water) that may result from the release of specific quantities of hazardous substances.
As coating and paint users we should properly manage and if necessary dispose of leftover coating or paint. To minimize clutter and avoid spills or unsafe disposal, it is important to consider ways to limit coating and paint waste.
Always consult your local city or environmental regulatory agency first for guidance on disposal options. Do not pour paint down a drain or into a storm sewer. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of paint can pollute the environment and may pose a threat to human health and natural resources.
1. BUY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF COATING AND PAINT
Estimate the amount of coating or paint needed by measuring the area to be coated or painted and calculate the volume to be used. Review the coverage area set forth on the Product Data Sheet of the product you have purchased.
2. STORE PROPERLY
After you finish your project, leftover coating and paint should be sealed and stored in an area that will protect it from damage, freezing, and temperatures above 35°C/95°F. Make sure that any leftover coating paint is out of reach of children and pets.
3. SAVING FOR FUTURE USE
Leftovers from coating or paint can be used for touch up or other creative projects. You can also experiment and mix colors for small projects.
You can donate leftover paint to a friend, neighbor, school, or charitable organization in need of coating or paint. You can use social media to offer it to your friends. Pass it on!
Search for your nearest coating and paint recycling center. Please note that paint recycling facilities may not currently exist in your area.
Solvent-based coatings and paints are ignitable and present additional hazards to the environment from the solvents. Save solvent-based paints for a household hazardous waste collection program or contact your local/state government environmental protection agency for guidance on the reuse or disposal of unwanted solvent-based paint products.
This document is for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice or guidance by anyone. Contact your local regulatory agencies or municipalities for proper methods of disposal of coating and paint and coating and paint-related materials.