Every business that stores hazardous wastes on site are required to have an emergency response plan. If you are a small quantity generator – one that generates less than 2200 lbs (approximately five 55-gallon containers) each calendar month – you do not need to have a WRITTEN plan. But you still have to have a plan.
An emergency response plan provides answers to the following questions:
- Who is in charge?
- Who are you going to call?
- Where can you find the emergecny response equipment?
- Do you know how to use the equipment?
Here is a short video clip from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on this topic. Very instructive and straight forward. Enjoy the video.