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Waste Management

Waste Management

7. Forms and Supplies


7.1 Medical Waste Accumulation Log

All biohazardous waste bags and sharps containers deposited into the gray medical waste pickup containers or the red pathological waste pickup containers must be recorded on a Medical Waste Accumulation Log. This helps identify the source of the waste, should there be a safety or regulatory violation regarding the waste. The Log also serves as a certification that the waste is free from radioactive and chemical contamination.

Note: The first person placing medical waste into a pickup container is responsible for affixing a Medical Waste Accumulation Log to the lid of the container. Figure 7-1 is an example of a correctly filled out Medical Waste Accumulation Log.


Figure 7-1. Example of a completed Medical Waste Accumulation Log.


7.2 Ordering Medical Waste Supplies

You may order medical/biohazardous waste supplies from LBNL Stores or from outside vendors (VWR, Lab Safety Supply). In all cases, use your operating account number. Generators are responsible for supplying items such as biohazard bags, labels, and containers. Sharps containers are available from LBNL stores. All other items must be purchased from outside vendors. Examples of vendors and order numbers are indicated below:



Vendor/Order Numbers

Biohazard bags (red)

19" 24"

VWR/ #14220-110

Biohazard bags (red)

36 x 45

VWR/ #14220-114

Biohazard bags (clear)

24 x 30"

VWR/ #14220-012

Biohazard bags (clear)

24 x 36

VWR/ #14220-014

Broken glass carton, (benchtop box)

8" 8" 10"

Lab Safety Supply/

# 17-729SR

Broken glass carton, (floor box)

12" 12" 27"

Lab Safety Supply/


Waste container, "biohazardous"

6 gallons

Lab Safety Supply/

# 29190

Waste container, "biohazardous"

10 gallons

Lab Safety Supply/

# 44331

Labels, "biohazard"

3.5 5

Lab Safety Supply/

# 18766

flag Sharps containers flag

flag various sizes flag

flag VWR, Fisher Scientific,
Lab Safety Supply or other vendors flag


Note: Please review the VWR or Lab Safety Supply catalog before placing an order to verify the order numbers are correct.