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Hazardous Waste Manual

Chapter 1.0 - Introduction

Chapter 2.0 - Responsibilities  

  • 2.1 Liability
  • 2.2 Penalties
  • 2.3 Waste Generator Responsibilities
  • 2.4 Principal Investigators / Functional Supervisors Responsibilities
  • 2.5 Students / Employees Responsibilities
  • 2.6 EH&S Responsibilities
    • 2.6.1 EHS Personnel
  • 2.7 Departments That Choose To Collect and Consolidate Waste  

Chapter 3.0 - Managing Laboratory Hazards

  • 3.1 Maintain a Current Inventory

  • 3.2 Use Recycled Chemicals
  • 3.3 Purchasing Chemicals
  • 3.4 Nonhazardous Substitutes
  • 3.5 Appropriate Storage Practices
  • 3.6 Cylinder and Lecture Bottles
  • 3.7 Microscale Activities
  • 3.8  Disposal of Nonhazardous Laboratory Waste Chemicals 

Chapter 4.0 - Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements 

  • 4.1 Hazardous Waste Generation, Management, and Disposal

  • 4.2 Transportation of Hazardous Waste
  • 4.3 Generator Status
    • 4.3.1 Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
    • 4.3.2 Small Quantity Generator
    • 4.3.3 Large Quantity Generator

Chapter 5.0 - Managing Hazardous Waste 

  • 5.1 Listed Hazardous Wastes (F, K, U, and P lists)
    • 5.1.1 F-Listed Waste
    • 5.1.2 K-Listed Waste
    • 5.1.3 U and P Listed Waste<
    • 5.1.4 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 
  • 5.2 Characteristic Waste
    • 5.2.1 Ignitability
    • 5.2.2 Corrosivity
    • 5.2.3 Reactivity
    • 5.2.4 Toxicity
  • 5.3 The Mixture Rule
  • 5.4 The Derived From Rule  

Chapter 6.0 - Where Hazardous Waste is Generated (Satallite Acumulation Areas)  

Chapter 7.0 - Management Procedures For Specific Waste Types

  • 7.1 Concentrated Solutions of Acids and Bases
    • 7.1.1 General Neutralization Procedures
    • 7.1.2 Acid Neutralization
    • 7.1.3 Base Neutralization
    • 7.1.4 Chromic Acid
    • 7.1.5 Hydrofluoric Acid
    • 7.1.6 Perchloric Acid
  • 7.2 Organic Solvents
  • 7.3 Aqueous Solutions of Toxic Chemicals
  • 7.4 Used Oil 
  • 7.5 Asbestos
  • 7.6 Silica Gel
  • 7.7 Chemically Contaminated / Empty Containers
  • 7.8 Mercury
  • 7.9 Fluorescent Tubes (Universal Waste Lamps)
  • 7.10 Batteries (Universal Waste Batteries)
  • 7.11 Computers and Other Electronic Equipment
  • 7.12 Aerosol Cans and Propane Cylinders 
  • 7.13 Paint, Paint Thinner, Adhesives, and Printshop Chemicals
  • 7.14 Photographic Chemicals
  • 7.15 Reactive and Potentially Explosive Chemicals
  • 7.16 Peroxide Forming Chemicals
  • 7.17 Unknowns
  • 7.18 Household Hazardous Waste
  • 7.19 Ethidium Bromide 
    • 7.19.1 Dry Ethidium Bromide Wastes, Including Gloves and Papers
    • 7.19.2 Deactivation Procedures 

Chapter 8.0 - Hazardous Waste Disposal Procedures

Chapter 9.0 - What Happens to the Hazardous Waste Generated 

  • 9.1 Lab Pack Drums

  • 9.2 Bulk Drums
    • 9.2.1 Solvent Recycling
  • 9.3 Recycling / Reclamation 
  • 9.4 Ultimate Disposal 

Appendix A - Disposal of Nonhazardous Laboratory Waste as Regular Trash

Appendix B - Disposal of Nonhazardous Laboratory Waste Down the Sanitary Sewer

Appendix C - Disposal of Unknown Chemical Waste Containers