The government does not regulate hazardous wastes generated in the home. In Florida, household hazardous waste
collection centers have been established in most communities. Visit your
local household hazardous waste program website
for advice and collection schedules.
Hazardous waste exhibits one or more characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity which
make it dangerous. Paint products, pool chemicals, household cleaners and pesticides are typical examples. When
disposed of in the municipal solid waste stream or otherwise improperly managed, these materials have the potential
of contaminating the ground water - our drinking water supply.
The Florida Legislature initiated the
Hazardous Waste Collection Center Grant Program
to encourage the establishment of a statewide network of local hazardous waste collection centers. These facilities
are intended to provide free collections of non-regulated hazardous waste from households and to provide short-term
storage of potentially hazardous waste generated by small businesses. Also, the public awareness component of a collection
not only helps citizens to better understand and manage their household hazardous waste, but may help them to learn
to reduce the volume they generate.
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GHS (Global Harmonization System)
Labeling for Secondary Gasoline Containers Used by More Than One Employee
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
A recent question about what GHS requires for the labeling of secondary gasoline containers used by more than
one employee is an example of how to implement GHS. Secondary gasoline containers used by more than one employee are used for
field operations of equipment such as weed eaters, blowers and pressure washers. GHS requires that these containers be labelled
with (1) chemical identifier, (2) pictogram and (3) hazard statement.
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including a picture of a GHS compliant label.
For more information, please contact Jack Price at 850-245-8751.