From: "George D. McCallion" <medchem**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Butyl Lithium & syringe safety
Date: March 7, 2013 11:51:54 AM EST
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From: "Kim Gates" <kim.gates**At_Symbol_Here**STONYBROOK.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:52:50 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Butyl Lithium & syringe safety
I have a question from our Chem dept about nButyl Lithium & syringes after I forwarded them the CEN blog on safer syringes. http://cenblog.org/the-safety-zone/2013/02/engineering-safer-syringes/
The lab's SOP calls for not reusing their syringes & only filling them 50%. I asked them to write in more clearly that they are to dispose in sharps container.
The questions I'm hoping any of you with similar hazards can help with:
1. Is there enough residual material in the syringe that it could be hazardous?
2. Should there be a sharps container stored in the fume hood for the exclusive use of these syringes (avoiding incompatible material that may be left in the syringe)
3. If not a sharps container, what/how does your labs dispose of these syringes?
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