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Let No Harm Be Done
The route of entry dictates selection of protective equipment
(< sash level >)
Never use an unsafe fume hood
For chemicals with high degree of acute toxicity, select carcinogens & reproductive toxins:
Fires are often caused by damaged electrical equipment and the misuse of such equipment.
Buy Less, Use Less, Store Less!
Chemical Disposal Methods….
Use fume hood & wear PPE
Request a chemical waste pick-up by contacting http://www.ehs.psu.edu
Sealed Containers Unsealed Containers
Expiration Date Usable by Others
Good Shape Past History
Usable by Others Quality not Assured
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What is a Sharp?
Disposable Lab Glass?
Nothing that contains pathogens/human blood can go to a landfill!!!!
2 Disposal Methods:
1. Autoclave and place in infectious waste barrel
2. For liquids, add bleach to 10% of total volume, incubate 1 hour and pour down drain
To Clean Up a Simple Spill
EXAMPLE: 500 ml of a dilute acid
Call 911 for
Provide the following:
DO NOT HANG UP!!!!!!
Fire Extinguisher Training
Steve Triebold 814-865-6391
Director: Maurine Claver
Kate Lumley-Sapanski, Manager Environmental Protection & Health
Kevin Myers, Hazardous Materials Program Manager
Nate Black, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Les Gordon, Special Waste Technician
Eric Boeldt, Manager Radiation Protection
Mark Linsley, Assoc. Radiation Safety Officer
Dave Bertocchi, Health Physicists
Greg Herman, Health Physicists
James Wiggins, Health Physicist Specialist
Suzanne Morlang, Health Physicist Assistant
Biological SafetyOccupational Safety
Curt Speaker - Biosafety OfficerSteve Triebold - Fire Protection Engineer
Environmental ProtectionBill Dreibelbis - Industrial Hygienist Lysa Holland - Compliance Engineer
Asbestos / Lead Abatement
Mike Burke - Industrial Hygienist