Hello Ruth Ann,
Only contaminated gloves should be getting disposed of as hazardous waste and those could be collected in a clear bag in the fume hood. There is no reason to dispose of them as Haz. Waste if they are clean.
Petros C. Yiannikouros Ph..D.
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Chemical Safety Program Manager
UCI Office of Environmental Health & Safety
4600 Health Sciences Road
Office: (949) 824-8342
Cell: (310) 923-1311
Fax: (949) 824-8539
We dispose of them as hazardous waste. The Housekeeping personnel (who are untrained in Chemical safety) handle the lab trash which is mostly paper towels.
Why are you uncomfortable with putting them in the lab trash?
What would you do with gloves collected in a separate container? Add them to the lab trash in the dumpster or dispose as hazardous waste or ??
Sheila Kennedy, C.H.O.
Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry |MC 0303
Office: (858) 534-0221 | Fax: (858) 534-7687
Has anyone found a suitable container in which students can leave the gloves they wore in lab? We prefer not to put the gloves in with the regular trash and would like something obvious that maybe could be on the wall by the door – as a reminder to remove gloves before leaving the lab. Thank you!
Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology
Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee
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