What are the risks associated with debris removal and hauling?

Different types of construction waste present different types of risks. Remnants of material found around a house or construction site can become a tripping hazard. The sharp edges of steel or glass can cause cuts of varying severity. Waste wood or other flammable materials can become a fire hazard.

Asbestos, lead, and other toxic materials present both short- and long-term health risks for those exposed to them. All construction waste must be disposed of carefully, preferably by waste handling professionals, taking fully into account the particular risk it represents. Disaster Debris Recovery Tool: This interactive dataset maps recyclers and landfills for debris planning, response, and recovery. When cleaning up a flood, if contaminated materials are not removed and humidity and humidity are not reduced, serious long-term health risks can arise from microorganisms, such as bacteria and mold.

The Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix for Hurricane Response and Recovery Work provides an overview of particular topics related to current OSHA regulations. We recognize that the extraordinary circumstances you face when removing debris can make full compliance difficult. You can take it to the curb and make an appointment with the sanitation department to have it removed. Junk Boss provides professional garbage disposal services to individuals and businesses in the Oklahoma City area.

It's imperative that garbage haulers take stock of exactly what they need to dispose of and devise a strategy to dispose of it in the safest and most efficient way. While bricks, stone, concrete, steel, and wood can present physical hazards and cause injuries such as cuts, chafing, or trips and falls, these are not considered to be the most dangerous materials on a construction or demolition site. Guidance from the EPA has been requested on the collection and disposal of waste, including vegetative, structural, and mixed waste. We can dispose of all other waste and debris, but if you have any of these hazardous waste materials on your site, you'll need to contact a team that specializes in hazardous materials.

Often, federal, state, and local personnel are sent to affected areas to establish waste management programs, including programs for the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste. Remove damp materials and discard those that cannot be fully cleaned and dried, ideally within 48 hours. The following guidelines are provided to help minimize the health, safety, and environmental risks associated with burning hurricane debris. It's important to note that most garbage disposal companies, including Junk Boss, are not equipped or trained to handle these materials.