HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES CHECK-LIST

See Policy Statement for details


Hazardous Material/Procedure               
Date Completed or N/A
Chemicals  
    Evaluate all chemicals and label all containers.
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    Transfer responsibility for chemicals to: ______________
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    Prepare chemical waste for shipment. Submit waste forms to DEHS's chemical waste division.
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    Clean laboratory surfaces.
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    Confirm that hazardous waste has been removed.
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Controlled Substances
    Contact U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency regarding status of permit.
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Gas Cylinders
    Return to supplier. For non-returnable cylinders, review procedures in Chemical Waste Guidebook.
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Animal and Human Tissue
    Dispose of tissue. Method: _________________________
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    Dispose of preservative. Method: ____________________
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    Clean refrigerators/freezers.
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    Transfer responsibility for samples to: ________________
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Microorganisms and Cultures
    Autoclave waste.
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    Place waste in biohazard bag.
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    Clean incubators, ovens, refrigerators.
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    Transfer responsibility for samples to: ______________
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Radioactive Materials
    Package all rad materials for disposal and arrange pickup.
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    Transfer responsibility to [check with DEHS's radiation protection division (RPD) first]: _____________
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    Perform contamination survey, and resurvey, if necessary.
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    Schedule closeout survey by RPD.  Date of survey: _________
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    Review results of RPD survey.
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Mixed Hazards  
    Identify mixed hazards: ____________________
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Equipment  
    Clean or decontaminate equipment to be left in place.
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    Contact DEHS regarding disposal of equipment.
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Shared Storage Areas  
    Check all shared storage areas for hazardous materials.
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Department Sign-off  
    Submit completed check-list to department head for signature.
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Researcher Signature _________________________________ Date __________

Department Head Signature ____________________________

Date __________

Laboratories Closed Out (Bldg. & Rooms numbers) ________________________________