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Hazardous Waste Management

 Safe Operating Procedure

​PURPOSE

 

To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding hazardous waste program at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A hazardous waste program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 6, develop a plan to control chemical and biological hazards, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a procedure for a hazardous waste control program for all workers at RETSD. The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

RETSD

 

RETSD management are responsible to ensure that hazardous waste in facilities is properly identified, labeled, stored in advance of disposal, and that disposal is carried out by an authorized vendor.

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM

 

River East Transcona School Division shall comply with all provincial legislation regarding the control of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace.

 

The following is how hazardous waste will be handled and controlled at RETSD sites:

 

  1. Hazardous materials received to RETSD sites shall be received, stored and consumed according to WHMIS regulations.

  2. Hazardous waste generated from the consumption of hazardous products will be stored on site prior to removal according to WHMIS regulations, MSDS product requirements, and all municipal, provincial and federal regulations.

  3. Removal of hazardous waste is performed at a minimum of annually by a certified hazardous waste disposal company. More frequent pickups may be arranged at any time to match volumes of waste generated, as required.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

 

River East Transcona School Division shall comply with all provincial legislation regarding the control of hazardous materials, waste management spill containment and fugitive emission control and reporting in the workplace.

 

RETSD sites shall ensure that:

 

  1. No prohibited hazardous materials enter ground surfaces, municipal waste or storm water systems

  2. Emissions to atmosphere are controlled within allowable limits

  3. Appropriate and sufficient spill containment equipment is provided in the workplace

  4. Workers are properly trained in the care, use and disposal of spill containment equipment and waste products

  5. Any uncontrolled spill or fugitive emission of hazardous materials is properly reported to the Workplace Safety and Health Division and / or authorities at Manitoba Environment according to legislation and regulations.

 

TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

 

River East Transcona School Division does not require people preparing hazardous waste for transport to have transportation of dangerous goods training due to the low volume and infrequency of task.

 

The waste disposal vendor shall ensure that all required documentation and checks are performed to ensure safe transportation of hazardous waste materials.

 

COMMUNICATION

 

A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.

 

TRAINING

 

All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

 

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

 

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

 

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

 

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

 

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.

 

 

 Document Number

WSHMS-06-SOP-018-04

 

 Document Control

Prepared:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Controlled:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Reviewed:

Divisional Workplace Safety and Health Committee

Issued: 

Director of Human Resources

Approved:

Director of Human Resources

Origin Date:

August 31, 2010

Last Revised:

August 8, 2018

Last Reviewed:

August 8, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

August 8, 2021

 

 

 

 References

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 35 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

 

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents