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SPILLS

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Primary objective is prevention or taking the necessary action to prevent spills from occurring. However, VEGHS actively maintain a full and prompt emergency response capability to effectively respond to any spill incidents that might occur. Finally, in follow up to any actual spill event, VEGHS will apply appropriate remediation to the best effort possible to restore the spill site to an environmentally acceptable condition.

 

 

 

CLEANUP and GUIDANCE

 

 In case of a spillage VEGHS will ensure any resulting impacted spill site is properly attended and all remedies are tried to an environmentally acceptable level.

 

The level of cleanup (volume of contaminated materials removed) is based on the environmental sensitivities at the local spill site.  It is recognized at this time there is not a readily available means to adequately dispose of excavated contaminated materials.  Temporary storage areas may be required at each major operating area until a means for proper disposal or treatment become readily available.

 

As for any minor spills, each delivery vehicle is equipped with a sack of saw dust that can be used to clean up any unavoidable chemical or hydrocarbon spills.

 

 

PREVENTION

 

All available documents (MSDS, TREM card and delivery/haul papers) referring to the hauled cargo must be available before any delivery. The document must properly identify the cargo and its entire characteristic. These documents must serve as primary reference in case of any incidents.

 

No delivery must be undertaken if the cargo was not properly identified and the VEGHS personnel were not properly brief on its characteristics. VEGHS personnel have all the right to ask all the information as to how the cargo is to be handled.

 

No delivery will be undertaken by VEGHS personnel if the cargo being hauled are in imminent danger of spillage. All drums containing the cargo must be properly sealed and in good condition. It must be free of any leakage and should not have noticeable corrosion and serious dent on its body.

 

Cargoes, especially drummed chemicals must be loaded and lined up together so that it can be tied properly.

 

Stacking is not allowed in drummed cargoes. Proper rope tie and knot practice must be observe.

 

Driver or its helper must check the trucks tire condition (physical appearance and pressure) after loading and before any attempt to leave the loading area.

 

Proper driving speed must be observed to avoid any untoward incidents.

 

When loads are being discharged, additional care must be taken in handling the drummed chemicals. In cases that forward/reverse movement of the truck is necessary to park and or re-align the elevator at the loading platform the driver must not move the truck without the help of his helper. The helper must assist the driver and rig the truck on its new position.

 

 

 

 

WASTE

 

 

 INTRODUCTION

 

Following contains procedures and guidelines that VEGHS used in the selection and application of best waste management practices certainly.  The intent of outlining waste management practices is to promote pollution prevention, waste minimization and more effective handling and disposal of wastes generated from VEGHS operations and maintenance in an environmentally safe manner for the protection of human health and the environment.

 

Typical waste generated from the VEGHS operations:

 

         Used Oil taken out of the engines whenever the delivery vehicles undergone maintenance.

         Used or replaced trucks parts and other typical waste material from office (such as scrap and discarded paper, used up pens and pencils, etc.).

         Saw dust used in spills

         Miscellaneous waste (such as dirty or waste water as a result of cleaning the exhaust pipes and truck body itself.)

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

VEGHS shall ensure that all the used oil as a result of engine maintenance are properly collected and stored for proper disposal or recycle.

 

A storage drum must always be at a stand by to receive disposed of used engine oil. The used oil drum must be at a secured space with in the VEGHS garage to ensure avoidance of spillage and in any case otherwise it can be contain easily with minimal effort.

 

All quality used parts must be properly stored for future use.

 

Defective and unusable parts must be discarded accordingly or sent to a junk site for disposal and recycle.

 

A pit must be maintained to receive all the waste water as a resultant from weekly truck and exhaust pipe cleaning. The pit must not be near any water reservoir to avoid potable water contamination. 

VEG Hauling Services                                                                  since 1995