From: Barbara Foster <bfoster**At_Symbol_Here**WVU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] 5-gallon waste container with vented lid
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:58:47 +0000
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The funnel apparatus does not prevent spills if the waste container is accidentally knocked over onto its side. The waste system must be a closed system.

N.B.: I just asked my lab staff to test the vented caps (I was able to get a few sample caps - I really don't want to buy 1000 at a time) for the 4L bottles by filling the bottle with water and turning it upside down. They don't leak! They're perfect for waste that has to off-gas in a 4L bottle.
Now I need to find 5-gallon plastic waste containers with vented lids.

Barbara L. Foster
College Safety Officer
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
West Virginia University
DCHAS Fellow - American Chemical Society
304-293-2729 (desk)
304-276-0099 (mobile)

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Chance, Brandon
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] 5-gallon waste container with vented lid


Out of curiosity, why does your institution not permit Eco funnels?


Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO
Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety Office of Risk Management Southern Methodist University PO Box 750231 | Dallas, TX 75275-0231
T) 214.768.2430 | M) 469-978-8664

"‰?| our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work‰?|" Neal Langerman

On 4/22/16, 7:17 AM, "DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of Barbara Foster" wrote:

>Does anyone currently use 5-gallon waste containers with vented lids (not a side vent, but a vent in the main lid)?
>If so, could you please forward the vendor information to me?
>I currently have vented lids for the 4-L bottles, but some of my researchers need larger containers.
>(Eco funnels are not permitted at my institution.)
>Thanks very much!
>Barbara L. Foster
>College Safety Officer
>Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
>West Virginia University
>DCHAS Fellow - American Chemical Society
>304-293-2729 (desk)
>304-276-0099 (mobile)

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