As the federal agency charged with keeping workplaces in the U.S. as safe as possible, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces regulations about personal protective equipment (PPE) in the construction industry — but it’s not always easy to figure out what the OSHA PPE standards really mean to employers.
Whether they power electric forklifts, back-up power systems, or utility vehicles, industrial batteries are essentially giant cases of lead, water, and sulfuric acid. It’s easy to see why battery spills can be so hazardous. Given the risk, it’s crucial for every workplace that handles these power units to understand the battery spill containment requirements outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
What size dumpsters do you need to handle all your workplace waste without overspending or taking up too much valuable space? While large steel dumpsters are typically designed for heavy-duty waste applications, many small businesses can get by with a smaller, more manageable unit — and 2-yard dumpsters are often the best choice.