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Used Oil Filters – The Other Shoe Drops (CA ONLY), August 2016

BACKGROUND:  Used oil filters may exhibit hazardous characteristics and are hence, classified as hazardous waste in California. To encourage recycling of used oil filters, California DTSC adopted reduced handling requirements for drained used oil filters that are sent for recycling as scrap metal. We wrote about that in July 2016 stating that you should drain […]

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Brouhaha Over Paper or Metal – Management of Used Oil & Fuel Filters (CA ONLY), July 2016

BACKGROUND:  Used Oil Filters may exhibit hazardous characteristics and hence are classified as hazardous waste in California. To encourage recycling of used oil filters, California DTSC adopted reduced handling requirements for drained used oil filters that are sent for recycling as scrap metal. Used oil filters must not be disposed in trash cans or at […]

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Heat Illness Prevention Program Training, May 2016

Background:  Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention regulation (T8CCR3395) became effective on May 1, 2015.  This standard applies to outdoor areas of employment.  When porters are parking cars and salespersons are showing automobiles on display to customers or taking them on test drives, they are considered to be working outdoors.  Fed-OSHA also requires that employees be trained […]

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Used Oil Recycling Program, November 2005

This is probably the best-kept secret: dealers can get money from the State!  First, look at your new oil (or ATF, gear oil) bill.  You will see a $0.16 fee for every gallon of oil purchased.  You can get this fee back.  All you have you do is become a Used Oil Recycling Center.  Believe […]

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Wastewater Disposal, Respiratory Protection Program, Forklift Operator Training, etc., May 1999

Wastewater Disposal A number of auto dealers in Orange County, California are involved in a lawsuit over improper disposal of wastewater to storm drains.  A company that previously was involved in cleaning the shop floors at some of these dealerships has filed the lawsuit.  While the legal theories being used in the lawsuit are complex, […]

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