Although tank spills and other railway incidents may be widely publicized, a much larger percentage of hazardous and nonhazardous waste in the Railway Industry is generated when the machinery is cleaned and maintained. Actions such as painting, degreasing parts, removing rust, and unloading tank trucks and rail cars can all produce solid waste that is regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Workers in the railway industry must comply with not just OSHA requirements, but also those of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). These two regulating bodies do not always cover the same things, but managers must stay current on regulations from both.
RCRA regulations change depending on what your generator size is, and individual states may also have their own regulations with which to comply. To ensure that you are in compliance with all federal and state regulations, Clean Management Environmental Group, Inc. can assess your facility, manage any waste generated, and train workers on OSHA requirements. Contact Clean Management to learn more about how we can assist your railway industry business.