Hazardous wastes such as used oil, batteries, etc. must be stored safely and securely and removed from Tuvalu prior to the end of the construction period. The export of hazardous waste must be in compliance with the Waigani Convention and any relevant laws enacted by Tuvalu and the recipient country. Permissions in the form of official documentation must be received for receipt of waste from Tuvalu into another country.
47 Green (organic) waste (i.e. waste that will decay / break down in a reasonable amount of time, such as plant waste and food waste) maybe left on the island, in designated dumping or composting areas. Land owners and occupiers should have access to any tree trimmings and other materials that may be of use for firewood or other purposes. Natural or engineered aggregates (such as concrete or paving) that are suitable for reuse shall be stored safely on land in a manner that does not contribute silt or sediments to the marine environment. Natural or engineered aggregates that are not reusable shall be removed from Tuvalu as solid waste (see above). No waste is to be left on site after the work is completed. A7.9 Occupational Safety The Contractor shall be responsible for complying with all Tuvalu safety requirements for working around electricity and at heights, and any other measures necessary to avoid accidents, including the following as a minimum: Carefully and clearly mark pedestrian-safe access routes around the construction areas; Conduct safety training for construction workers working at heights and around electricity, and driver safety training for heavy vehicle drivers, prior to beginning work; Provide personal protective equipment and clothing (gloves, boots, etc.) for construction workers and enforce their use; Post Material Safety Data Sheets for each chemical present on the worksite and ensure workers understand them. Ensure that the removal of asbestos-containing materials or other toxic substances be performed and disposed of by specially trained workers with correct protective equipment; General Health and Safety Awareness for construction and maintenance workers will include: • Introduction to health and safety issues in construction sites by the Contractor; • Formal training on working with electricity and electrical equipment; • Education on basic hygienic practices to minimize spread of tropical diseases, including information on methods of transmission and protection; • Prohibition of drugs, kava and alcohol on construction sites; • Assure availability of medical assistance in emergency or non-emergency situations and availability of other health-related assistance. Further guidance is provided in the IFC EHS Guidelines (in reference list below). A7.10 Demolition or Alternation of Existing Buildings The Contractor shall implement adequate measures during demolition of existing infrastructure to protect workers and public from falling debris and flying objects. Among these measures, the Contractor shall: Ensure all compensation and / or resettlement has occurred and access is authorized, prior to demolition.
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