The American Chemical Society publishes an inexpensive book that helps small businesses comply with OHSA and EPA rules.
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.