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Laboratory Recycling Training Sustainability Program This training complies with US EPA, SC DHEC, OSHA, DOT regulations, MUSC policies, and JCAHO standards.
Purpose of Training Preparing to Recycle Safely Hazardous Waste Storage What is Recyclable? Plastic, Glass & Metal Paper Cardboard & Paperboard E-Waste & Batteries Toner Cartridges Universal Waste Lamps and CFL Bulbs Ensure that Generators (MUSC Employees) understand their responsibilities Recycling Pick-up Requests Training Program
Laboratory Waste, whether chemical or biological, can pose a significant risk to human health and the environment if not handled correctly Must complete Hazardous Waste Training – CATTS Risk Management will determine eligibility Review hazardous waste storage Recycle only clean, uncontaminated lab related plastic, glass and metal containers Recycle paper and e-waste for confidentiality Other recyclable items Purpose of Training
Most labs are considered to be satellite accumulation areas. In order for a lab to remain in compliance it must abide by the following rules and regulations: There should be no more than 55 gallons of hazardous waste stored in any lab. If the waste is an acutely hazardous waste (P001-P2051) then no more than one quart may be stored in the lab. All hazardous waste must be stored in a container that is compatible with the waste being stored in it. This container must be in good condition with a closeable lid. It should remain closed unless waste is being added to the container. USEPA and SCDHEC consider the container to be closed if it could be turned over and retain the contents inside the container. Review Hazardous Waste Storage Requirements for Laboratory Storage of Hazardous Waste
1.Place a yellow MUSC Hazardous Waste Label on all chemical waste determined as hazardous. 2.Include the full chemical name on the label. 3.Hazardous waste container must remain closed unless waste is being added. 4.Waste containers must be in good condition. Examples of Regulated Waste: Ethanol Isopropanol Xylene Glacial Acetic Acid GENERATING HAZARDOUS WASTE – S ATELLITE A CCUMULATION A REA Prepare Waste Area Generate Hazardous Waste Generate Non- Regulated Waste Request Pickup Designate a waste collection area near the waste generation point. The waste collection area must be a safe location away from hazards. Waste must remain in the collection area until it is picked up. Recommendation: Post this sign near the waste generation area. 1.Place a blue MUSC Non- Regulated Waste Label on all chemical waste not regulated by US EPA/SCDHEC. 2.Include the full chemical name on the label. Examples of Non-Regulated Waste: Ethidium bromide Diaminobenzidine Waste generators should go to link below to fill out the online Chemical Waste Pickup Request. We will not pick up any unidentified waste. The steps in this guide help staff comply with SCDHEC regulations R (a), (c)(1)(ii), , and MUSC policy. This step- by-step guide is not all inclusive of all safety measures, but provides main points for safe hazardous waste generation. STEPS FOR PROPER ACCUMULATION OF REGULATED AND NON-REGULATED WASTE Visit our website for chemical and laboratory safety resources: Contact Occupational Safety and Health Program staff at
Clean, uncontaminated lab related plastic, glass and metal containers can be recycled in the blue container labeled Plastic, Glass & Metal Follow these guidelines: Deface the label by marking a large red X across the name of the chemical Triple-Rinse containers that contained liquids, chemicals or media pour into compatible waste container Do not recycle containers that contained biohazard, noxious or highly toxic chemicals Place lids or caps back on whenever possible Plastic, Glass & Metal
Plastic #1- #7 Clean rigid plastics only XNO Styrofoam XNO plastic wrap Plastic, Glass & Metal
Plastic or Metal Tools Funnels, beakers, tongs, disposable cups Clean rigid plastic Plastic, Glass & Metal
Beverage and Food Related Plastic, Glass & Metal X - No food or drinks are allowed in the labs Bins for these materials are found in your break room or other common areas. Scrape off food and empty contents of cans and bottles Beverage bottles and cans Soup cans Microwavable dinner trays Yogurt cups Cleaning supplies containers All rigid plastic including pens Plastic, Glass & Metal
Glass Clean, clear & brown glass XNO ceramics, NO plate glass, NO tempered glass (Pyrex) Plastic, Glass & Metal
Metal Metal trays (foil) and any item or container made of aluminum Steel Any other metal Plastic, Glass & Metal
All confidential lab paper must be shredded Use locked containers in public spaces for confidentiality All paper is shredded on campus Paper is picked up once a week Paper
Cardboard & Paperboard Flatten cardboard and paperboard (tissue, glove boxes, etc.) and place it next to your trash container Housekeeping collects all cardboard when they pick up your trash The cardboard is then baled and recycled Cardboard & Paperboard
E-Waste and Batteries All confidential E-waste must be handled properly E-waste items include wires, plugs, and small electronic items CDs, flash drives, tapes & degaussed(cleaned) hard drives Collect e-waste in a box Batteries include lead acid, Li-Ion, Ni-Mh, Ni-Cad & alkaline Collect small batteries in a jug Call (Univ) or (MUHA) to request a pick-up Large equipment (one with an asset tag) must go to Surplus Return MUSC cell phones to Univ Communications E-Waste & Batteries
Toner Cartridges Sign up for the program, go to the OfficeMax website: https://www.maxcartridgerewards.com/login/locationregister.asp x?id=2211 https://www.maxcartridgerewards.com/login/locationregister.asp x?id=2211 Get a username and password Download FREE shipping labels Fill the box Tape up the box and schedule a free UPS pick up Disposing of a single toner cartridge and want it to be recycled, you can use one of the drop-off locations listed online Toner Cartridges Recycling for Departments
Fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs contain mercury which is released when they are broken. Yet, when unbroken, they are regulated by the USEPA and SCDHEC as Universal Waste which is a subset of hazardous waste. MUSC recycles all bulbs through a vendor. In most cases fluorescent bulbs are changed and handled by maintenance, although bulbs which have been changed by the occupants of an area have been found stored improperly. Universal Waste Lamps & CFL Bulbs
In order to remain in compliance, used florescent tubes and CFL bulbs must be: Stored in an appropriate container such as the box it was shipped in Closed securely Labeled as Universal Waste – Lamps * Dated (when the first bulb is placed in the container) *Universal Waste stickers may be obtained through OSHP (2-3604) Universal Waste Lamps & CFL Bulbs
Follow hazardous waste guidelines first Decide what materials you will be recycling Request a bin for your area by calling (Univ) or (MUHA) Select a bin: for list of bins, go to Provide operator with room number where the bin will be located and contact name How to Recycle?
Questions about hazardous waste should be directed to: Risk Management Your recycling bins will be collected weekly For extra collection or cleanout bins: (UNIV) or AIM Customer Request onlineAIM Customer Request online (MUHA) or Facilities Intranet onlineFacilities Intranet online Questions/concerns or Recycling Pick-up Request For Green Chemistry Tips: y/greenchemistry.htm
You have completed the learning portion of your lesson… You may begin your test by closing this page and returning to the Lesson Plan screen. Click on the test link to begin taking the test. Training Completion Time for the test… The Sustainability Program thanks you for your participation in this annual training which was designed to comply with USEPA, SCDHEC, OSHA, HIPPA, DOT regulations; The Joint Commission Accreditation Standards; and MUSC policies.