Environmental Health and Safety

Procedures for Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Chapter One — Identification of Regulated Wastes

  1. Chemical Wastes
    1. Characteristic Chemical Wastes
    2. Listed Chemical Wastes
    3. Class I Wastes
  2. Biological (or Special) Wastes
    1. Microbiological Waste
    2. Animal Waste
    3. Human Blood and Blood Products
    4. Pathological Waste
    5. Sharps
  3. Radioactive Wastes
  4. Multihazardous Wastes

Chapter Two — Chemical Wastes

  1. Requirements for the Accumulation Area
    1. Containers
    2. Accumulation Guidelines
  2. Disposal Procedures for Regulated Wastes
    1. Waste Tags and Request for Disposal Forms
  3. Disposal Procedures for Non-Regulated Wastes
  4. Disposal Procedures for Empty Containers
  5. Waste Minimization
    1. Methods for Treating Hazardous Wastes in the Laboratory
    2. Five Examples of Reagent Substitutions that Result Less Hazardous and/or Less Costly Waste

Chapter Three — Biological Wastes

  1. Microbiological Waste
    1. Record Keeping
    2. Performance Monitoring
    3. Treatment Methods
    4. Disposal
  2. Animal Waste
  3. Human Blood and Blood Products Waste
  4. Pathological Waste

Chapter Four — Other Laboratory Wastes

  1. MOU Glassware
  2. Broken Glassware
  3. Sharps
  4. Mixed Wastes

Appendices

  1. Nonhazardous Chemicals
  2. Waste Container / Solvent Compatibility Chart
  3. Examples of Incompatible Chemicals
  4. Environmental Protection Agency's P List (Acutely Hazardous Chemicals)
  5. Environmental Protection Agency's U List

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