From: Safety Girl on the net <safetygirl39**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Waste accumulation bottle preference
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:59:06 +0000
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I am not a big fan of accumulating waste in glass bottles at all; I prefer DOT approved for shipping containers located in satellite accumulation stations. Especially for smaller institutions, the lab waste vendor swaps them out and no one is transferring waste a second time. In larger institutions where you have waste technicians it removes a major exposure route for them. You need a footprint for the containers and spill containment but it removes a lot of opportunity for spills and exposure in the long run. When I worked in a university, the Illinois EPA photographed my stations as a best practice once during an inspection.

Rachel Harrington, MPH

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> On Oct 13, 2015, at 10:02 AM, Stuart, Ralph wrote:
> I?m getting ready to order some waste accumulation bottles for our laboratories and wonder if there is a practical reason to have narrow mouth bottles rather than wide mouth bottles. It seems like the wide mouth bottles would eliminate the need for a funnel during the filling process and lead to less exterior contamination of the waste bottle. However, standard practice appears to be narrow mouth bottles and I wonder if this is due to a specific practical reason or inertia?
> Thanks for any thoughts on this.
> - Ralph
> Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
> Chemical Hygiene Officer
> Keene State College
> ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**

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