HAND SANITIZER DISPOSAL Q&A

Are you a business or an entity that is now wondering how to legally handle hand sanitizer disposal? During the COVID-19 pandemic, at various points in time, hand sanitizer was difficult to find. But once it became readily available, and knowing how important of a...

Job of the Month – Dec. 2022

For many Americans, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, was a holiday, a chance to relax or participate in some celebration. “Not for us,” said Chris Johnson, with a bemused smile. Johnson is co-owner of HazChem Environmental in Addison, IL. “We make ourselves available to our...

Job of the Month – Nov. 2022

Pigment can be hazardous or non-hazardous. At 10 p.m., November 21, one of the world’s largest freight transport companies suffered a spillage of two bags which had been full of pigment. The spillage had occurred at the downtown Chicago-based port of this company....

Job of the Month – Oct. 31, 2022

Carbon Black, when spilled, can cause problems. According to Continental Carbon Company in Houston, a major manufacturer of Carbon Black, “occupational exposure to Carbon Black may result in a loss in one aspect of lung function.” That’s enough of an issue for a large...

Job of the Month – September, 2022

On September 15, a large company in Nevada, specializing in truck rentals, contacted HazChem Environmental with a problem. This client had 21 truckloads of expired hand sanitizer. “This was a major issue to them,” explained HazChem Co-Owner Alan Shapiro. “Keeping 21...

Job of the Month -July 26, 2022

Hydrofluoric acid is a dangerous, potentially deadly, chemical compound. On July 26, 2022, at 5:40 a.m., one of the largest freight carriers in the world discovered hydrofluoric acid had spilled inside a trailer at one of its terminals in Illinois. “We were called at...