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Biological waste

Applicable guidelines:

Applicable regulations:

Summary of requirements:

Regulatory requirements applicable to generators of biological waste.

  1. Biological wastes such as blood, body fluids, tissues, tumors, human cell lines, recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, bacteria, and other microorganisms should be placed in red or orange bags and autoclaved. Autoclaved bags should then be placed in a red bag / red drum for pick up by hazardous waste personnel.

  2. EH&S has a policy of nothing in the trash, nothing down the drain日本一本道a不卡免费. All liquid biological waste needs to be labeled with a hazardous waste tag and treated as a chemical waste.

  3. 日本一本道a不卡免费EH&S may require the use of a yellow drum instead of a red drum. EH&S will determine when a yellow drum is needed. Biological waste placed in yellow drums must be bagged.

  4. Sharps (needles, syringes, pipettes, pipette tips, scalpels, slides and coverslips) must be placed in a rigid, leak-proof, puncture resistant container with a locking (secure) cap.

  5. When a red drum, yellow drum, sharps containers, or liquid hazardous waste is ready for removal, please submit an online hazardous waste pick-up request.

日本一本道a不卡免费If you need any other assistance or have questions, please feel free to contact Environmental Health & Safety at 480-965-1823.

Training

Employees who work with biologicals and chemicals in academic and research labs are required to take the following training including an annual refresher. If you have question about specific training requirements please use the .

  • Laboratory safety

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Hazardous waste management

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Biosafety & blood-borne pathogens

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Chemical Exchange Program

Arizona State University labs may send unused and unopened chemicals to the Chemical Exchange Program. The program delivers these chemicals to other labs, reducing waste by potentially diverting chemicals destined for disposal. 

How to donate unopened and unexpired chemicals:

  1. Complete a waste tag for each chemical to be donated.

  2. an EHS Hazardous Waste Pick-up request.

    1. 日本一本道a不卡免费In the comment field, indicate that your chemical is for the Chemical Exchange Program.

  3. EHS will pick up the chemicals from the lab.

    1. Do not deliver the chemicals to EHS for disposal.

日本一本道a不卡免费How to request chemicals:

  1. Contact

  2. 日本一本道a不卡免费Requested chemicals will be delivered to the labs free of charge.

Labs can be alerted of any free, donated chemicals as they become available. If you would like to be a part of this email list, email EHS.

Hazardous waste

Applicable guidelines:

Applicable policies:

  • EHS 401 - Hazardous Waste Management

Applicable regulations:

Summary of requirements

Regulatory requirements applicable to generators of hazardous waste.

  • Waste containers:日本一本道a不卡免费 Containers are available through EH&S and must be clean and compatible with the waste being stored and kept closed at all times except when adding waste.

  • Labeling: Containers which store hazardous waste must be properly and clearly labeled. Containers must:

    • be marked with the words hazardous waste,

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  • Hazardous waste tag: 日本一本道a不卡免费 Waste tags are available through EH&S and each container must have a completed hazardous waste tag attached prior to pick up by EH&S.

  • Satellite accumulation: Hazardous waste accumulation in the lab must be at or near the point of generation and under the control of the person generating the waste. Satellite accumulation containers must be closed at all times except when waste is being added to the container.

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Training

日本一本道a不卡免费Employees who work in academic and research labs are required to take the following training including an annual refresher. If you have question about specific training requirements please use the .

  • Laboratory safety

  • Hazardous waste management

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Universal waste

ASU uses a large amount and variety of electronic lamps. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers spent lamps to be hazardous and used lamps are known as universal wastes. Examples of common electronics lamp that are universal wastes include intact fluorescent, high intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, metal halide lamps, and incandescent lamps. The hazardous constituents of concern in electronic lamps are the heavy metals used in manufacture, e.g. mercury and lead. The EPA regulates universal wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which is the same law that defines hazardous waste. This rule streamlines the hazardous waste regulation requirements for hazardous waste lamps. Electronic lamps must be handled correctly; EPA and state regulators consider unmanaged lamps to be a hazardous waste.

Applicable guideline:

Applicable policies:

  • EHS 401 - Hazardous waste management

Applicable regulations:

Summary of requirements:

Regulatory requirements applicable to generators of universal waste. Proper handling of mercury containing lamps:

  • Carefully remove lamp from light fixture

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Place the lamp into the cardboard box or sleeve from which it arrived. Cardboard drums are also provided for this purpose.

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  • Mark the container appropriately with the words used mercury lamps and generation date

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Carefully move the filled and labeled container to the campus accumulation point for this waste in a manner designed to prevent breakage of lamps or a hazardous waste pickup request.

Training

Employees who work in academic and research labs are required to take the following training including an annual refresher. If you have question about specific training requirements please use the .

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  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Hazardous waste management

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Shipping

EH&S will help classify your shipment, complete shippers declaration forms, commercial invoices, and FedEx airway bills. EH&S can also help with package selection, and consult about international shipments and customs requirements.
 
Prior to submitting the completed form email the Office of Industry Research & Collaboration (OIRC) to see if a material transfer agreement (MTA) is required.
 
International shipments may require export permits and the recipient may require import permits, please plan accordingly. For international shipments only please email the ASU Office of Research Integrity for a Pro forma BOL.

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