Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Federal and Provincial regulations are stringent in their requirements for the use, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials. WAA monitors its compliance with these regulations and over the years has sought to phase out, where possible, the use of these products. As a general rule, the amount of hazardous products at airports is low by industrial standards. However, where products are in use, WAA’s policy is to substitute non- or less-hazardous products where possible. WAA also obliges its tenants and Airport operators through its leasing program and operating agreements to meet or exceed the requirements of Federal and Provincial regulations on the use, storage, handling and disposal of all hazardous materials.

Prevention of Spills

WAA has implemented initiatives with respect to preventing the release of hazardous substances such as petroleum product, and has established appropriate response procedures if an accidental release occurs. WAA ensures that employees are familiar with spill response procedures, and offers annual training to further enhance this knowledge. WAA maintains a detailed log of all spills and follows all remedial procedures and guidelines set in place by Federal, Provincial and Municipal authorities.