Friday, February 15, 2013

"Know Toxics" Training for Businesses Limits Liability and Improves Safety

"Know Toxics" Training for Businesses Limits Liability and Improves Safety

 
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA, February, 14, 2013-- Northern Virginia businesses can learn how to reduce company liability and improve safety at the “Know Toxics” training sponsored by Virginia Waste Management Board on Tuesday March 19 at the 1-66 Transfer Facility Training Center in Fairfax. The training is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.
 
Attendees will learn to manage and properly dispose of common hazardous materials commonly found at businesses such as fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, thermostats, or electronics. These materials should never be placed in the trash because doing so increases the risk of injury and can result in monetary fines.
 
“Know Toxics” topics include identifying materials, understanding the law, handling and managing toxic materials safely, how to create a material handling plan, educating company workers and how to select a hazardous materials hauler.
 
This training is open to Prince William businesses and the Prince William County Solid Waste Division encourages area businesses to attend to gain a better understanding of hazardous waste and used electronics.
 
For additional information please contact Scott MacDonald at smacdonald@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-4670. If you wish to register, please visit http://www.knowtoxics.com.