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Health & Safety – Best practices

According to information and rules provided by REACH Regulation, CLP Regulation and the legislation framework about waste, there are certain proper practices for the safe management of lubricants and more particularly, of Waste Lubricating Oil (WLO). Below, there is some advice taken from an extensive list including optimal practices (e.g. SEPA, COSHH, etc) for the users of lubricants and waste lubricating oils.

DO:
  • Always wear protective gloves.
  • Keep the material stored in containers which are in good condition away from weather conditions and fire sources.
  • Immediately address any material leak with the use of absorbents (e.g. sawdust) to clean the stain.
  • The oil-contaminated absorbent is hazardous waste. Dispose it in the same way as the waste lubricating oil.
  • As a consumer, avoid changing the lubricant myself and seek for professional services.
  • Contact a legally authorized WLO collector to collect the waste as soon as possible.
DON’T:
  • Avoid eye contact, skin contact etc.
  • Do not inhale fumes and I do not eat or smoke near the lubricant.
  • Do not pour unused or used lubricant on the garbage, the ground or into the drainage.
  • Do not use lubricant waste to regulate the dust over the streets.
  • Do not allow WLO mixture with other waste and/or water.
  • Do not deliver the WLO to unauthorized and/or illegal collectors.