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Environmental Health & Safety
Hazardous Waste Management Manual

Hazardous Waste Manual

I. INTRODUCTION/SCOPE    

Introduction
Functions and Responsibilities

II. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

Overview
Hazardous Chemical Waste Definition 
Charactersitics Hazardous Waste
Listed Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Biological Waste
Radioactive Waste
Non-RCRA & Special Waste

III. ACCUMULATION REQUIREMENTS

Accumulation Sites 
Accumulation Requirements
Collection Containers
Waste Compatibility & Segregation  
Flammable Waste
Empties,  Residues & Compressed Gases
Labeling
Storage
Accumulation of Non-RCRA & Special Waste

IV. TRACKING, PICKUP & DISPOSAL

Tracking Forms
Packaging
Pickup Scheduling

V. NON-RCRA WASTE HANDLING/DISPOSAL

Microbiological & biological waste
Autoclaved waste
Preserved biological waste
Sharps waste-Packaging and Disposal
Radioactive waste
Special and non-RCRA waste

VI. CHEMICAL SPILL PROCEDURES

General
Emergency Planning Guide
Spill Plan Guide
Hazardous Chemical Spill Procedures
Spill Control & Cleanup Materials
First Aid
Spill Cleanup
Large Spill Guide
Releases to the Environment
Mercury Use & Spills
Mercury Handling
Mercury Spill Procedures

VII. UNKNOWNS AND ORPHANS

General Guide
Unknowns
Orphans - 'Left Overs'
Miniminzing Unknowns & Orphan Reaction Mixtures

VIII. WASTE MINIMIZATION

Chemical Re-Use Program
Microscale Chemistry

IX. TRAINING

       Training

X. APPENDICES

  1. Waste Tracking Form
  2. Acutely Hazardous Wastes
  3. Peroxide-Forming Chemicals & NMSU Policys
  4. Potential Explosive Chemicals
  5. Accumulation area checklist
  6. Accumulation procedures - general
  7. Accumulation procedures - batteries, oil, antifreeze
  8. Accumulation procedures - ethidium bromide
  9. Accumulation procedures - regulated waste
  10. Accumulation procedures - non-regulated waste
  11. Accumulation procedures - biological waste
  12. Accumulation procedures - other lab waste
  13. Waste Minimization Program and Recommendations
  14. Autoclave &  Biowaste training & disposal forms
  15. Phase out-Removal Mercury Thermometer & Compounds
  16. Compounds containing mercury
  17. Chemical compatibility chart - ACS data, CRC handbook 
  18. Chemicals classes that tend to be Carcinogens
  19. NMSU discharge limits to Las Cruces treatment facility 
  20. Fluorescent Lamp Waste Procedures  (2000 memo pdf)
  21. MicroBlaze SOP: Biodigestion Organic Spills

 


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