Budget Environmental Disposal Inc.
Health and Safety and Procedures Manual Section 10:00
Transportation of Asbestos Policy
Location: Budget Environmental Disposal Inc.
Prevention Program - Transportation of Asbestos
375 Gage Ave. N., Hamilton, ON L8L 7B1
Approved by: Jeff Jans/General Manager
Date of Issue: November 1, 2007
Review/Revise Date: March 1, 2010
1) Loads that contain asbestos material shall be handled by training and certified drivers only, who are in possession of a TDGA certification.
2) All drivers that are required to transport asbestos waste must have current TDGA training and a certificate that proves training is complete.
3) When picking up a container with asbestos waste in it, drivers must:
a) Ensure all appropriate paperwork is in order i.e. clearance at the landfill;
b) Ensure that the asbestos kit is with them;
c) Placard the bin with appropriate caution signs, provided by the company;
d) Check to make sure the bin is securely closed;
4) Training shall take place every 3 years by a certified and authorized trainer.
5) Loads of asbestos;
a) Shall not be transported with any other cargo in the same vehicle;
b) Shall not be transported in a compaction type waste haulage vehicle;
c) Shall be properly secured and covered with a suitable tarpaulin or net if it is transported in a vehicle or container that is not enclosed;
d) Shall be transported only in vehicles equipped with emergency spill cleanup equipment including shovel, a broom, a wetting agent, protective clothing, a supply of six-ml polyethylene bags, bag closures and personal respiratory equipment;
6) During the transportation or unloading thereof, any asbestos waste that is loose or in a container that is punctured, broken or leaking shall be packaged, immediately on discovery, in a six-ml polyethylene bag.
7) Asbestos waste being transported from the location at which it is generated,
a) Shall be transported,
i) By a driver trained in the management of asbestos waste,
ii) As directly as may be practicable, to the waste disposal site at which disposal of the asbestos is intended to take place;
b) Shall not be transferred to a transfer station or other waste disposal site where disposal of the asbestos waste will not take place, but it may be transported to a waste disposal site operating under a certificate of approval or provisional certificate of approval that specially authorizes acceptance;
8) Asbestos Waste Transported in Bulk using a "Lugger-Box" Type Container.
Asbestos wastes are also generated by industrial operations, suchas the manufacture of friction pads for automobile and truckbrake shoes. Asbestos wastes from these operations can includeoff-specification product, floor sweepings and fibre collectedfrom baghouses or other air cleaning devices. In general,off-specification products and floor sweepings should be handledin polyethylene bags, in accordance with requirements found in O.Regulation 347. Bulk asbestos waste generated from baghouses or other particulate removal equipment may be handled with a"lugger-box" type container. The following additional standardsshall apply for these systems:
a) The lugger-box container shall be lined with a polyethylene bag that is at least 6/1000" and that is sufficiently durable to ensure that punctures, tears or leaks do not develop during handling, transportation or disposal. When the loading operation is completed, the polyethylene bag shall be securely closed and sealed. Air displaced from these bags by dry asbestos during filling, shall be vented back to control equipment to minimize fibre emissions.
b) In those cases where the asbestos wastes have been pelletized or otherwise prepared to eliminate friability andthe potential for emission of fibres to the atmosphere, aliner that can be overlapped and sealed to cover the
asbestos may be used in place of polyethylene bags. Theliner shall ensure that there is no contact between thepelletized asbestos and the lugger-box. The liner must be atleast 6/1000" and sufficiently durable to ensure thatpunctures or tears do not develop during handling,transportation and disposal.
c) To minimize the freezing of bags and liners to containers during the winter (that may result in tearing during unloading), lugger-boxes shall be covered or otherwise protected against precipitation.
d) Lugger-boxes shall be covered during transportation with a suitable tarpaulin or net to ensure that the load is properly secured.
e) Asbestos shall be discharged directly from the collection/transportation vehicle to a depression that has been specifically prepared at the landfill site to receive the asbestos waste. Care shall be taken to minimize any spillage outside of the prepared depression.
f) The polyethylene liner or bag shall be disposed of in the landfill with the contained asbestos waste.
g) To minimize the breaking of bags referred to in Section 5.2(a) above, a chute shall be provided, as required, to slide the waste into the depression in the landfill site.
h) The empty lugger-box and the exterior of the truck shall bethoroughly washed, as required, to remove asbestos wasteresidues. All washwater must be directed to the prepareddepression.
i) Following the disposal and vehicle cleaning operation, a 125cm layer of garbage or other cover material shall bepromptly placed over the asbestos waste to avoid directcontact with landfill equipment.
Sufficient material shall be applied to absorb free liquid before the placement of the 125 cm layer of cover material. Since the intent is to provide a stable base for sitecompaction equipment, materials such as earth and sand areacceptable.