Waste Management

Waste ManagementObjective of  Waste Management

Waste Management is very important to maintain good hygiene at the workplace and to avoid disease. Waste must be segregated and disposed on regular basis to avoid incident and to protect the environment.

 

Waste Management 

  • Construction waste
  • Domestic Waste
  • Storage in the site, Handling

Hazards / Risks / Consequences

  • Collection, separation, storage and disposal of various categories of  waste may result in the pollution of soil, groundwater and the marine environment.
  • Without an effective waste reduction program, there exists a potential for large quantities of waste to be generated, with a small quantity being hazardous.
  • Risks for ground and water contamination from incorrect disposal.
  • Potential impact on overall aesthetics the region and increase of odor levels may cause nuisance to nearby Residents, on-site labors and even fauna residing in the vicinity

Actions required To reduce or control Hazards/ risks

  • Ensure Job safety analysis (JSA) /Prestart briefing/TBT is given.
  • On site waste will be segregated & stored appropriately as requirements within the CEMP – Signage must be clear and waste segregation enforced.
  • Waste to be removed from the site by a third party contractor
  • Where necessary waste containers will be covered to prevent being blown away and Foreign Object Debris to be controlled
  • Vehicles delivering waste to the disposal area will be covered to prevent dropping, leaking, sifting or blowing of solid waste from the vehicle.
  • Any spillages or waste lost from the disposal vehicle en route to the disposal site shall be promptly cleaned up.
  • Waste Disposer Company needs to impart to their drivers an awareness related to the handling and disposal of their cargo.
  • PIC/Disposer Company needs to maintain a working file keeping a record of the waste being disposed of. This shall include date, time, type of waste, approx. volume of waste, and disposal method.
  • Covers/lids will be used for skips and bins during waste storage.
  • Waste will not be stored within 30 meters of water edge.
  • All Hazardous materials shall be stored in an appropriate container to prevent leakage or spills as regulations and as well as per Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of each specific material. No cement, grout, petroleum product, or any other hazardous material shall be placed or allowed to disperse into the marine environment.
  • All fuels and hazardous chemicals shall be stored and secured in designated bunded areas and inside appropriate containers at least 100 m from any water body.
  • Refuelling or maintenance will not occur within 30 m of any water body
  • For on-site refuelling and maintenance, a mobile fuel truck should be used
  • All contaminated materials will be stored at the temporary waste transfer area at site. Then it will be removed from the site by approved hazardous waste transfer trucks as per regulations. Waste
    Transfer Note (WTN) shall accompany each shipment of Hazardous waste and copy of such WTN shall be kept by the waste disposal company / PIC.
  • Routine inspections of containment structures and surrounding storage locations will be performed.
  • Workers to receive training on the use of MSDS.
  • Environmental incident report shall be produced and submitted to HSE Manager.
  • The site needs to undergo a daily clean up including removal of general litter and construction waste
  • Construction waste shall be disposed of at a designated disposal waste site approved by authorities.
  • No waste will be buried or disposed of on-site
  • Lessons drawn from the incident shall be communicated to construction workers through a Mass tool box talk