Landfill Gas Extraction and Treatment System Installation Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) Mobile App
Landfills often have different contents dumped into them - municipal solid waste landfills (MSW) contain household garbage and debris, construction and debris landfills (C&D) include debris from construction sites, and hazardous waste landfills are typically focused on maintaining biohazardous waste or chemical waste.
How does it work?
With landfills that are not construction and debris landfills, the mass of organic matter located beneath the surface decomposes, and the resulting chemical reactions and bacterial interactions produce methane gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other landfill gases. Given the hazardous nature of these gases - whether they are flammable, contribute to the greenhouse effect, or are unpleasant smelling to nearby communities, it is essential that landfill operators and waste management companies install a landfill gas collection system. However, installing these systems can pose potential hazards to workers at a solid waste company. Using the Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) Landfill Gas Extraction and Treatment System Installation app, users can find the safest way to install a system to capture methane emissions and other emissions and process them to mitigate environmental impact. The app walks the user through each step of the installation process, prompting them to identify hazards and risks associated with each component of the job. Control measures can then be put in place to mitigate these hazards or risks.