From: safetygirl39 <safetygirl39**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Haz Waste Transfer
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:22:27 -0500
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: BAY406-EAS102A0A243A1E21CD03D2275C9180**At_Symbol_Here**phx.gbl

As a followup to my earlier response, you can also use 30 or 55 gallon drums depending on the volumes you are generating, satellite accumulation rules allow up to 55 gallons per area. The footprint isn't much different and you can switch out drums much less often.

Rachel Harrington, MPH, CHMM

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From: Safety Girl on the net <=3Bsafetygirl39**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>=3B
Date: 06/26/2014 3:33 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Haz Waste Transfer

This =3Bis a very common waste stream in academia and industry and I have used the following system in both:
- Set up a satellite accumulation area in a convenient =3Blab location =3Butilizing an 8 gallon DOT approved drum
- Set the drum on a spill pallet and label with the hazardous waste contained therein
-Ground the drum
-Prepare a weekly inspection form binder for the lab
-When the drum is full, the lab can cap and date the drum =3Band have someone haz waste =3Btrained move the drum to =3B90/180 day storage=3B or, contact your haz waste vendor to move the drum to storage (you have 72 hours to do this) and I have done it both ways
-replace the full drum with a new empty
This completely eliminates the need for anyone to stand around pouring off =3B5 gallon containers of haz waste into drums (high exposure potential activity) so no one needs a respirator. =3B The lab just needs their annual generator training =3Band the people handling the drums need their annual =3B training. =3B =3BSmaller organizations without a =3Bhaz waste technician (or bigger organizations with a responsive contractor) can utilize their vendor to come and move the drums so no one needs that higher level of training. =3B Like I said, I have done it both ways and I actually like the vendor doing it because they are pros at moving drums and they provide all their training documentation.
My life is not a waste but waste is my life.....
Rachel Harrington
Director, EHS
Dynamic Manufacturing

Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:18:47 +=3B0000
From: dixonwhiteh**At_Symbol_Here**ABCLABS.COM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Haz Waste Transfer

We routinely collect liquid hazardous waste in 5-gall containers in our laboratories. =3B This waste stream primarily consists of flammable solvents and water. =3B Full containers are moved to our bulk haz waste accumulation room and transferred to 55 gall drums. =3B The 5-gall containers are very heavy so lifting/pouring can easily lead to spills. =3B We have found that hand pumps also tend to be messy. =3B Does anyone use a mechanical pump (intrinsically safe, possibly air driven, or other) to manage this type of transfer? =3B



Heidi Dixon-White
Chemical Hygiene Officer &=3B Safety Coordinator
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