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1 Hazardous Chemical Management Training University of Colorado at Boulder Environmental Health & Safety

2 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…

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5 R esource C onservation R ecovery A ct Passed by Congress in 1976

6 Cradle To Grave

7 Oops~!!

8 The Answer…  If you produce a waste that is hazardous by definition or characteristic… you are a generator!  If you’re a generator you must have ANNUAL training, and so does your supervisor!

9 But What is Hazardous Waste?!  By Regulations  Corrosive  Toxic  Ignitable  Listed  In Reality…  Buffers, Solvents, Salts, O-My..!  If in doubt ask Haz-Waste Management Group

10 CU Hazardous Waste Management

11 Lab Safety  Aisle Obstructions & Clutter  Electrical cords, Clutter, Backpacks!  Food In the Lab?!  Secure Gas Cylinders  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  Limit Quantity's of Hazardous Waste

12 Examples

13 PPE  PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)  NO SHORTS OR SANDALS!  NO GLOVES OUTSIDE OF LAB!

14 Hazard Communication  Product Labels  NFPA Signage  MSDS’s Quick Look at hazards Inside!

15 NFPA Signage What does the white section mean?

16 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

17 Also helpful…  Know Location of:  Fire Extinguishers  Alarm Stations  Eyewashes/Showers  Exits  MSDSs  Spill Equipment

18 Spills & Leaks Incidental Spill Vs. Spill Response

19 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!

20 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?!

21 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

22 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…

23 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

24 Waste Time!  We have covered…  Lab safety  Spill Response  Fire What do you do with the waste you have generated?!

25 Waste  No Hazardous Chemicals down Drains or in the Trash!

26 Now what….!?

27 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

28 What‘s Wrong Here?  No Haz-Waste Label  Open Containers  No Secondary Containment  Not In SAA

29 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)

30 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  6. Peace on earth and lots of money NOT LIIKE THIS!!

31 Radioactive Material  Contact Health Physics   Special Training, License  Mixed Waste - WATCH OUT! Mixed Chemicals and Rad are… VERY!... VERY!…. VERY!… BAD!!!

32 Bio waste  All biologically contaminated materials Must Be Rendered Non-Infections  Bleach  Autoclave  Autoclaved Material Should Be Placed in Bins for Pickup…

33 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*

34 Sharps  Bio-Medically Appearing…  Contaminated…  Scalpel, Syringe, Needle = Haz Waste  Chem Contaminated + Anything = Haz Waste  All metal sharps (razor blades) = Haz Waste  Not Contaminated…  Clean = Custodian Safe Container  Label “Non Haz”

35 Things You should know now…  We have covered…  Lab safety  Spill Response  Fire  SAA/Waste  Glass/Containers/Sharps

36 Generator Responsibilities!  Annual Training  Collect Waste properly  Proper Storage of Waste  Emergency Procedures  Complete Information on Haz-Waste Tags  Up-to-date Chemical Inventory  Up-to-date MSDS Catalog  Lab Safety & General Housekeeping

37 Questions?


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