Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 11:17:14 -0800
Reply-To: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
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From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Laboratory Debris
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Hi Stefan, Of course we follow the hazard determination process mandated by our state. :-) The short answer is that in your example is it regular trash. One of our sister campuses developed a thorough procedure for answering this kind of question. I'd be glad to email it directly to you as I don't think this list accepts attachments... -Russ Russell Vernon, Ph.D. russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here** (951) 827-5119 -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of List Moderator Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 10:28 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Laboratory Debris From: stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here** Subject: Laboratory Debris Date: February 1, 2007 9:46:25 AM EST Here at UConn we seem to attract the Regulatory agents that strive for the most stringent interpretations of what constitutes a hazardous waste. My question for the LIST is how you manage laboratory debris, namely, tissues, paper towels and disposable gloves, that are part of routine lab activities, and NOT associated with spill clean-up activities. (If they are involved with spill clean-up, we consider them hazardous waste.) For example, a KIMWIPE that a researcher uses to wipe a slide with a few drops of methanol; how do you instruct the researcher to dispose of that wipe? I'll be very interested in your responses..... -Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM NRCC CHO

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