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Enlightened EH&S: RCRA's Closed Container Rule

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One of the most common RCRA violation is failure to close containers when they're not being used. If you’re not adding or removing waste from a container, the container needs to be closed. A container is considered open if any of the contents would spill out if the container were overturned. Make sure the container is closed properly, taking all latches and other precautions into account. To assure this is done on all occasions, make sure all employees working with hazardous waste containers are trained on how to close them and follow up regularly to make sure they are doing so