Hazardous waste management
When a substance is released from a large area, for example from an industrial plant, or from a container such as a barrel or bottle, the substance enters the environment. This release does not always lead to exposure. You can be exposed to a substance only when you come into contact with it-by inhaling, eating or drinking the substance, or by skin contact.
There are many factors that determine whether exposure to lead will harm you. These factors include the dose (the amount), the duration (how long), and the way you came into contact with the substance. You should also consider the other chemicals you are exposed to, your age, sex, diet, personal characteristics, lifestyle and health condition.
Lead is a heavy, low-melting-temperature, bluish-gray metal that occurs naturally in the earth’s crust. However, it is rarely found in nature in the form of metal. It is usually found combined with two or more other elements to form lead compounds.
Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC , and in particular Articles 5(5) and 6(3) thereof,
(2) Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 establishes common essential requirements to ensure a high uniform level of civil aviation safety and environmental protection; it requires the Commission to adopt the necessary implementing rules to ensure their uniform application; it establishes the “European Aviation Safety Agency” (hereinafter “the Agency”) to assist the Commission in the development of those implementing rules.
(3) It is necessary to establish common technical requirements and administrative procedures to ensure the airworthiness and environmental compatibility of aeronautical products, parts and appliances in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 216/2008; these requirements and procedures should specify the conditions for issuing, maintaining, amending, suspending or revoking the relevant certificates.
This thematic line was created at the very foundation of the Forum. Its basic strategy has been to hold forums on critical aspects of national environmental policy, with emphasis on the impacts of the new development model and, as has been traditional, the forums will seek to present and analyze the main existing views on specific aspects of Colombia’s environmental policy through the discussion of written documents submitted specifically for this purpose.
The 1991 Political Constitution of Colombia elevated the consideration, management and conservation of natural resources and the environment to constitutional norms through the following fundamental principles:
In its Article 79, the National Constitution (CN) enshrines that: ¨ All persons have the right to enjoy a healthy environment. The law shall guarantee the participation of the community in decisions that may affect it. It is the duty of the State to protect the diversity and integrity of the environment, to conserve areas of special ecological importance, and to promote education for the achievement of these ends ¨.
Because automotive repair and maintenance can affect not only you and your customer, it is very important for your business to comply with regulations that have been created to protect the health and welfare of you, your employees, your community and the environment. For example, paints, solvents and other liquids can emit hazardous substances into the air, which can cause serious health problems for employees who spray paint, strip paint or change automobile oil if proper health and safety precautions are not taken. Compliance with the appropriate regulations can help you minimize these impacts and avoid potential penalties and fines.
This brochure provides a summary of the regulations that you should comply with in your daily operations. It also suggests methods to help you comply with regulations and take steps “beyond the standard” to prevent pollution, while possibly reducing costs to your business.