What hazardous wastes are common in ordinary households?

What hazardous wastes are common in ordinary households?

Paint and paint-related substances (solvents) Automotive products such as oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, oil filters. Pool chemicals. Garden chemicals including fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides.

What does the EPA considers as household hazardous waste?

EPA considers some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste.

How do you control hazards and risks?

What are Control Measures?

  1. Eliminate the hazard.
  2. Substitute the hazard with a lesser risk.
  3. Isolate the hazard.
  4. Use engineering controls.
  5. Use administrative controls.
  6. Use personal protective equipment.

What kinds of incidents must be reported?

What incidents need to be notified?

  • the death of a person.
  • a serious injury or illness of a person.
  • a potentially dangerous incident.

What is classified as a reportable incident?

A reportable incident is anything that happens out of the ordinary in a facility. Specifically, unplanned events or situations that result in, or have the potential to result in injury, ill health, damage or loss (Benalla Health 2011).

What are the steps involved in investigating an incident?

A six-step, structured approach to incident investigation (Fig 1) helps to ensure that all the causes are uncovered and addressed by appropriate actions.

  • Step 1 – Immediate action.
  • Step 2 – Plan the investigation.
  • Step 3 – Data collection.
  • Step 4 – Data analysis.
  • Step 5 – Corrective actions.
  • Step 6 – Reporting.

What must happen after a serious incident occurs?

When any notifiable incident occurs, you must: arrange the rescue of any person still within the incident area (if it is safe to do so); make the area safe to prevent anyone else from being hurt or exposed to harm; and. preserve the incident site, i.e. do not disturb the site where the incident occurred.