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DJA Purchasing of Hazardous Materials

Adopted: February 20, 1989,
Amended: September 13, 2005

Policy

The Board authorizes the Materials Manager under the authority of the Associate Superintendent Business and Finance, to purchase and dispose of hazardous materials in accordance with safe practices,

Guidelines

1.   Purchase of Hazardous Materials

a.   Purchasing will request MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) from successful suppliers prior to the shipment of goods.

b.   Purchasing will request from suppliers, on all purchase orders issued, the "shipping document" or "manifest" document to accompany the shipment of dangerous goods.

c.   The receiver at the user facility will ensure a copy of the "shipping document" or "manifest" and any additional documents provided, be given to the user to ensure proper handling and storage of dangerous goods.

d.   The receiver will retain for a period of two (2) years, a copy of the "shipping document" or "manifest" and any additional documents provided, and make them available on request by an inspector.

e.   Maintenance staff will distribute to user facility and Supervisor of Plant & Operations a copy of all MSDS forms as well as maintaining a complete set for immediate access in case of emergency.

f.   Users will follow Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations as they relate to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

2.   Disposal of Hazardous Materials

a.   User facilities will complete disposal forms and obtain principal/manager approval.

b.   Forms will be submitted for approval to Supervisor of Plant & Operations for disposal action in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations

References

Legal Reference:

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act
and Hazardous Waste Regulations

Cross Reference:

EBBD Hazardous Chemicals Management

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