Quick Start Guide
Program: Management of Hazardous, Radioactive, Mixed, Medical/Biohazardous, and Universal Waste
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html
Who needs to know about these requirements?
The requirements to safely manage hazardous, radioactive, mixed, medical/biohazardous, and universal waste apply to all LBNL employees, participating guests, and visitors who generate these waste types.
Unsafe handling of these wastes may result in:
- Inappropriate or unsafe storage, resulting in release to the environment
- Regulatory violations
What you need to do before performing work:
- Define work/protocols.
- Analyze hazards. Perform risk assessment.
- Understand the nature of the materials with which you are working. Consult Material Safety Data Sheets as appropriate.
- Understand the outcome of mixing chemicals.
- Make sure training has been completed.
LBNL employees must complete:
Guests or visitors working at LBNL less than 90 days must:
What you need to do after performing work:
- For hazardous waste: Place waste in an appropriate container labeled with a completed Hazardous Waste Label, store waste in a Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA). Requisition waste for pickup no later than 9 months after the SAA start date.
- For radioactive waste: Place waste in an appropriate container, complete a Radioactive Material Tag, attach the completed tag to the container, and then store the tagged container in a Radioactive Waste Collection Area. Requisition waste for pickup no later than 1 year after the waste was created.
- For mixed waste: Place waste in an appropriate container labeled with a completed Hazardous Waste Label and a completed Radioactive Material Tag, then store the container in a Mixed Waste Satellite Accumulation Area (MWSAA). Requisition waste for pickup no later than 9 months after the MWSAA start date.
- For medical waste: Place in a red-bag-lined medical waste container.
- For biohazardous waste: Place in a clear-bag-lined biohazardous waste container.
Where to find out more:
Whom to contact for help:
- For assistance with hazardous, radioactive, mixed, medical/biohazardous, or universal waste in your area, contact your Generator Assistant.