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Cutting Oil Disposal

Thursday 28th March 2013

Cutting Oil Disposal

Cutting Oil Disposal

Unless specific agreement has been granted by the local water authority, and this is strictly controlled, cutting oil disposal to drain (either foul or rainwater) is not an option.

Cutting oil fluids should normally be stored pending collection with disposal arranged via an authorised waste contractor. The Cutting Oil fluids are normally disposed of by splitting where possible to separate the aqueous component, which is then further treated, whilst the oil component is normally incinerated.

The quantity of waste cutting oil fluid, together with the associated disposal costs, can be minimised by the use of a high quality long life fluid coupled with good cutting oil fluid management.

Cutting Oil Disposal Reference Literature

  1. The carcinogenicity of mineral oils ISBN 0 11 885581 6
  2. Nitrosamines in synthetic metal cutting and grinding fluids ISBN 0 11 883953 5
  3. Management of metalworking fluids - A guide to good practice for minimising risks to health IND(G) 168L 1994
  4. Health surveillance programmes for employees exposed to metalworking fluids - guidance to the responsible person IND(G) 165L 1994
  5. Health surveillance of occupational skin disease ISBN 0 11 885583 2
  6. Metalworking fluids and you IND(G) 169L 1994
  7. Health risks of metalworking fluids - aspects of good machine design IND(G) 167L 1994
  8. A guide to good practice Management of metalworking fluids (wallchart) IND(G) 166L 1994
  9. Skin creams and skin protection in the engineering sector NIS/10/14 1994

All the above are HSE publications which will help with managing Cutting Oil Disposal may be obtained by mail order from HSE Books. PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS

  1. Code of Practice for Metalworking Fluids Institute of Petroleum, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1M 8AR
  2. The Good Practice Guide - Optimising the use of Metalworking Fluids (GG199)
  3. Benchmarking the Consumption of Metal Cutting Fluids (EG179)
  4. Improved Management of Metalworking Fluids Increases Profits (GS199)
  5. Metalworking Fluids: The cost benefit of a healthy approach ISBN 0 7176 0875 1
  6. Metalworking Fluids: Health Precautions ISBN 0 11 885667 7

Copies are available via The Envirowise Programme (formerly ETBPP)