To comply with increasingly stringent EPA and OSHA standards, you may feel like you need a doctorate in chemistry to stay in business. To the rescue comes a cadre of experts from the American Chemical Society with Chemical Safety Manual for Small Businesses.
The booklet offers tips on employee training, a glossary of common chemicals and dangerous combinations, safety facility designs, and emergency procedures. It addresses proper handling, and good-housekeeping practices to prevent fires and explosions. The 70-page booklet is a bargain at $5 for one to four copies and $2 for five or more. Send a check to the American Chemical Society, Box 57136, West End Station, Washington, D.C. 20037, or call (800) ACS-5558. For more information on proper hazardous-waste disposal, contact your state environmental protection office or the EPA Resource Conservation Recovery Act Superfund Hotline at (800) 424-9346.