material must be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
Facilities Management co-ordinates the disposal of all waste,
including biological, chemical and radioactive waste.
- Biological waste must be
bagged securely, and autoclaved if necessary.
- A Biological Waste
Collection Form (OHS015)
must then be faxed to Facilities Management on X54532.
- Disposal of chemicals
down the sink is strictly forbidden. Hazardous
substances must never be allowed to enter the storm water
- Chemical waste also
includes contaminated laboratory waste, broken glass and
sharps. When waste is ready for disposal, the lab
supervisor is responsible for informing Facilities Management.UNSW
Chemical Waste Form must then be faxed to
Facilities Management on X54532.
- Low level radioactive
waste is stored in the lab area in which it is generated until
it has decayed sufficiently to allow it to be disposed of via
the chemical waste system. In this case, in addition to the
usual chemical waste disposal form (OHS014a),
a radioisotope declaration form (Chemsal)
must be submitted.