If you work with dangerous chemicals, you’re probably aware of protocol to prevent accidents at work when disposing of harmful materials, but what happens when you have harmful domestic materials you need to get rid of?
Disposing safely of harmful domestic materials
When you’re tidying up or having a spring clean, you’ll find that most of your rubbish can go in the bin or in a recycling box. However, there are some harmful domestic materials which may require special attention.
If you have any of these harmful domestic materials at home, you may need to make special arrangements to dispose of them safely:
- Cleaning chemicals
- Appliances that contain substances which affect the ozone, such as fridges
- Engine oils and brake fluid
If you dispose of harmful domestic materials in a normal bin, this can be dangerous. Follow instructions from manufacturers, local councils or the Environment Agency. If you visit a tip, you will be able to see distinctive areas for different types of materials.
If you think may have asbestos at home, do not attempt to move it. Call in the experts. Dealing with harmful domestic materials, especially asbestos, can be incredibly dangerous.
If you work in a setting where harmful materials and chemicals are employed, your employer should take the necessary steps to protect you from work injuries and work-related illness. All hazardous materials should be stored and disposed of according to the latest health and safety guidelines.
If you have sustained injuries following a work accident, and you believe that your employer was negligent, you may be able to claim work injury compensation. If you developed an illness after being exposed to hazardous materials at work without the relevant safety equipment or as a result of negligence linked to incorrect storage or disposal methods, call Accident Advice Helpline.
If you’ve been injured at work and you weren’t to blame, we could help you to claim work accident compensation. We have more than 15 years of experience in the personal injury claims industry, and we have an expert team of injury lawyers on hand to deal with your work injury claim. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy and most of our clients never have to go to court.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice