Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 15:34:07 -0500
Reply-To: James Field <jmfield**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UMASS.EDU>
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From: James Field <jmfield**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UMASS.EDU>
Subject: Laboratory Debris
In-Reply-To: <LISTSERV%200702021523072871.0F86**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>

MADEP implemented the attached policy for solvent contaminated 
industrial wipes in 1994. We use this policy in a wide range of 
applications.We find it to be wise and prudent and as the regulators 
like to say is sufficiently protective of the environment.
 Go to the following link
As we interpret this policy if we follow these guideline many items 
potentially contaminated are non hazardous.
Best of Luck

> 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

Jim Field
Hazardous Materials Control Manager
Environmental Health & Safety
303 Draper Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
phone (413)545-5122
fax (413)545-2600
e-mail jmfield**At_Symbol_Here**

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