From: Marcy Marino <marcy0823**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Broken glass
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:19:50 -0800
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At the University of Alaska Anchorage, we use broken glass boxes from VWR or Fisher - cardboard with a plastic bag liner. Our unwritten policy is to reinforce the bottom, lower third and upper third of the box with duct tape. We add a label indicating the maximum fill line, at approximately 3/4 full, with contact numbers for Lab Support to replace the full box.
Our Lab Support and EHS personnel handle the full boxes which are taped closed with more duct tape for disposal.
We do not have any specifics regarding weight.


Marcy Marino
Stockroom and Hazardous Waste Manager
University of Alaska Anchorage
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building 102C
3101 Science Circle
Anchorage, AK 99508


On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Lisa Phillips <bognar.6**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Our building services personnel are beginning to have issues with the broken glass boxes that are used around campus, but specifically within labs. I have been asked to reach out and see how others are handling it. I have posed three questions. You can send your responses to me directly.

What type of containers do you use for broken glass?
Are there written procedures regarding weight, labeling and sealing?
Who picks up broken glass containers at your institution?

Thanks is advance.



Lisa Bognar Phillips, CHMM, CCHO

Laboratory Compliance Program Manager

University Biosafety Officer

University of Notre Dame

636 Grace Hall

Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Phone: 574-631-5037

Email: bognar.6**At_Symbol_Here**

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