Presentation on theme: "Hazardous Chemical Management Training University of Colorado at Boulder Environmental Health & Safety 303-492-6025"— Presentation transcript:
Hazardous Chemical Management Training University of Colorado at Boulder Environmental Health & Safety Http://ehs.colorado.edu 303-492-6025 firstname.lastname@example.org
Why am I here?! 1) Someone said I had to be here… 2) I work with potentially hazardous materials… 3) I could potentially generate hazardous waste… 4)I live for the University and desperately want to protect its assets and investments…
Material Safety Data Sheets Info on Hazards, Handling & Emergencies Designed For Industry MSDS Sections Chemical Id (Name & synonyms) Toxicity (How the Chemical can harm you) Physical Characteristics (Physical state: Gas, Liquid, Solid) Reactivity (Other chemicals that it may react with) Fire, Spill, First Aid (How to handle chemicals in these situations) Availability Supplier EH&S Data Bases
Spills & Leaks Incidental Spill Vs. Spill Response
Incidental Spill S pill is small in nature Q uickly locate spill cleanup materials I solate and clean up the spill incorporating proper protection (PPE) D ispose of waste properly!
Emergency Spill Scenario A one gallon container of Phenol broke and has released onto the floor of you lab. Some has splashed on one of your co-workers arms and clothes. What do you do now?!
Emergency Spill Response L ife Safety First E vacuate Immediate Area P ull Fire Alarm E xecute 911 call from Safe Location R emain Available for Emergency Personnel
Chemistry Building Lab Fire A bottle of flammable liquid broke inside the hood next to a hot plate. Portable fire extinguishers were ineffective. Other improperly stored chemicals ignited, adding more fuel to the fire…
Fires Is there such a thing as a small (unintentional) fire? Follow Emergency Spill Response Procedure LEPER Attempt to extinguish the fire if you’re comfortable doing so AND the Fire Department is on its way
Waste Time! We have covered… Lab safety Spill Response Fire What do you do with the waste you have generated?!
Waste No Hazardous Chemicals down Drains or in the Trash!
SAA Summary 1.Waste Containers Labeled AND Written Words “Hazardous Waste” 2.Container closed and not leaking or bulging 3.Separate to Prevent Incompatibility… 4.In Secondary Containment 5.Less than 55 Gal. 6.Not a P-Listed Waste
What‘s Wrong Here? No Haz-Waste Label Open Containers No Secondary Containment Not In SAA
Hazardous Waste Tag Fill Out Completely!! Full Chemical Names in English Percent Total = 100% Includes Solvent (H2O) Submit Top Copy to EH&S (UCB-413)
Haz-Waste Crew’s Wish List: 1. Please write Legible! 2. Keep Mercury Separate! 3. Multiple containers of same waste = one tag! 4. Physical State of Chemical AND pH! Liquid Solid 5. Been waiting 2 weeks? Call 303-492-7845 6. Peace on earth and lots of money NOT LIIKE THIS!!
Radioactive Material Contact Health Physics 303-492-6523 Special Training, License Mixed Waste - WATCH OUT! Mixed Chemicals and Rad are… VERY!... VERY!…. VERY!… BAD!!!
Bio waste All biologically contaminated materials Must Be Rendered Non-Infections Bleach Autoclave Autoclaved Material Should Be Placed in Bins for Pickup…
Empty Containers & Broken Glass Is it P-Listed?! No free flowing liquid Rinse toxic containers Must Cross out hazard warnings! Must Write “Empty” Container may be trash disposed *Lab glass is not allowed in campus recycling*