Electronics

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Jan 17, 2017
Electronics Donation and Recycling

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling

Electronics donation and recycling is a great way to help conserve resources and natural materials. It is important to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly.

Source: EPA

Dec 01, 2016
Recycling Consumer Electronics

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/recycling/recycling_consumer_electronics.html

There can be safety hazards from handling components of consumer electronics in general, and specific components may have distinct hazardous properties.

Source: OSHA

Jul 01, 2015
What Happens at Work Doesn’t Always Stay at Work; Lead Exposure from an E-Scrap Recycling Facility Can Transfer to the Home

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-07-16-15.html

Recycling of used electronics (E-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of occupational exposures among workers and a source of take-home exposures.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2014
NIOSH Science Blog: Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/09/30/escrap/

To better document the hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has completed exposure evaluations at several electronics recycling facilities and conducted a survey of electronics recycling facilities across the United States.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2013
Electronic Waste Recycling: Working Safely

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/hesis/Documents/eWaste.pdf

This fact sheet describes actions e-waste recycling companies can take to control these hazards and ways workers can protect themselves.

Source: CDPH

Jan 01, 2009
Oregon E-Cycles

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/index.htm

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality provides information to consumers, manufacturers, retailers, service providers and local governments on the recycling of electronics.

Source: Oregon DEQ

Jan 01, 2009
Sustainable Management of Electronics

https://www.epa.gov/smm-electronics

Recycling electronics also prevents valuable materials from going into the waste stream. A long-term approach towards electronics stewardship is necessary both at work and at home.

Source: EPA