transportation, Waste, Emergency Response
KBL provides emergency response services for hazardous materials transportation, mining and expediting clients in the Northwest Territories. From spilled product identification to materials handling and disposal the organization provides effective emergency response to industry. 24/7 Emergency Response is critical and promotes immediate response to minimizing risk associated with environmental release. KBL's team will mobilize to site and assess and contain the situation then develop an action plan to safely manage products released. Planning involves addressing potential danger to human life and health, reducing risk to the environment and minimizing loss and liability.
KBL specialists are certified to respond to seven classes of dangerous goods and associated wastes. Staff has appropriate training to manage the health and safety issues with special attention relating to the equipment often utilized without an understanding of limitations (respiratory/chemical protective clothing, gas detection, spill containment, fire protection).
Transportation is a major component of waste management; product must reach its destination safely, cost-effectively, and in a timely manner. Choosing the proper transporter to manage the risk involved with waste is an integral part of the management process. All KBL transportation units or approved sub-contractors are specially approved for the transport of hazardous waste. Each unit is equipped with secondary containment and spill response kits in the case of product release. KBL has access to transportation units strategically located throughout Northern and Western Canada.
Transportation drivers are trained in TDG, waste management, waste verification and safe driving practices. Comprehensive insurance coverage protects KBL and waste generators for services or projects that we manage. KBL assumes responsibility and liability for the waste at the time of loading into transportation vehicles. This responsibility and liability is then transferred to licensed and approved receiving facilities when waste is offloaded.
KBL provides industry with environmental products utilized for leak or spill containment at operational facilities or at sites with significant release requiring environmental response. Products are selected based on the environmental application taking into consideration product quality, cost and availability specific to customer needs. A list of products offered to clientele is as follows:
- UN Approved Containers (drums, bins & bags)
- Absorbent Pads and Rolls
- Absorbent Socks and Booms
- Absorbent Particulate
- Spill Kits
Specific and commonly used spill clean-up and prevention products are stocked at KBL's facility and sold to customers or utilized for emergency response services.
KBL provides professional services including full time or event based staff placement for environmental program management as well as environmental project management. Professionals have education, training and experience to develop or audit environmental policies and procedures as well as supervise crews supporting liability management and compliance. Technicians are competent in waste characterization, profiling, packaging selection, labeling, manifest preparation and transportation coordination. These individuals have chemical packaging capability consisting of smaller container consolidation into a larger container ensuring materials are compatible and will not break or commingle. KBL staff has training to manage Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) requirements by Land, Marine and Air.
, Emergency Response