September Safety Focus: Glass Waste

09/01/2018

CPSPE,

We have recently found glass waste containers full of capped glass vials filled with chemicals, solvents and dry materials etc. The university cannot dispose of glass waste with chemicals in it. Glass waste vials must be uncapped and contents disposed of properly in Halo, Non Halo, Aqueous or solid waste containers. Caps can be thrown in the garbage with only glass being discarded in the glass waste containers.

ONLY GLASS IN THE GLASS WASTE CONTAINERS.

Hazardous Glass Waste:

Remove cap.
Empty any chemicals to a suitable chemical waste container.
Empty any solid materials into solid waste bucket.
Discard into glass waste container.

GDYR Labs: If your glass waste is not picked up and the box is full, please let me know.

Olson labs: If your glass waste is ¾ full, get another box from Jon Hawkins office.

NPIC: If your glass waste is ¾ full contact me for another box or retrieve one from Jon Hawkins office.

Make it a Safer Day!
Diana Woolf
Safety Officer
College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering
The University of Akron
T: 330-972-7478
F: 330-972-5290
E: dwoolf@uakron.edu