- Green Job Hazards
- Recycling: Used Oil / Chemical
Green Job Hazards
Recycling: Used Oil / Chemical
Fuel blending or other methods for reusing oil or other chemicals can create a variety of hazards. The chemicals that are being reused may pose exposure hazards directly, or reactions between mixed chemicals may create new hazards, including the possibility of respiratory hazards and even fires or explosions.
Hazards and Precautions
Hazardous Chemicals – chemicals that are being process to be reused may have a variety of hazardous properties – including corrosive agents such as acids and alkaline materials and respiratory hazards.
A worker was engulfed in a fire and explosion after oxidizers were mixed with incompatible chemicals
At a facility that recycles used oil, a worker was electrocuted when using a portable pump that was not properly grounded.