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Waste FAQ's

 

The on-line Hazardous Waste Training is set up as an "Organization" within Blackboard.  The following steps will get you to the Blackboard waste training site.

Access Hazardous Waste Training:

 

1. Log into Blackboard and click on the Organizations tab.

2. In the Organization Search box, type Hazardous and click Go.

3. In the Search Results box, you will see two organizations listed: Initial Hazardous Waste Management Training and Refresher Hazardous Waste Management Training. If you have never had Bowdoin Hazardous Waste Training before, choose the "Initial" training.  To renew your annual training, choose the "Refresher" training.

4. Hover over the organization you need and click on the chevron (down arrow) and choose Enroll.

5. On the next screen titled, Enroll in Organization: Initial Hazardous Waste Management Training or Refresher Hazardous Waste Management Training, click Submit.

6. You will then get a Self Enrollment Receipt: Action Successful page.  Click OK.

7. You will then be directed to the organization and you may proceed with your training.  The organization will then be available to you in the future via the Organizations box on your "My Blackboard" page.

8. When finished with the quiz, contact Ren Bernier in the office of Laboratory Safety, 41 Druckenmiller Hall, to get a Training Certification Card (or “Blue Card”).

9. Your Training Certification Card should be displayed on the door of your laboratory space.  Cards may be photocopied if you need to post on more than one door.  Your  Training Certification Card will indicate the type of training you completed and expiration date of your training.

 

 


 Where do I bring waste from my lab?

 Hazardous waste should be brought to the work hood in room 55A.  Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 Where is the work hood in area 55A?

 The work hood in room 55A is in the small workroom in the chemical storage area near the gas cylinder storage racks. Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 How do I get more Hazardous Waste labels?

These are on the bench to the right of the work hood in room 55A.

 How do I get a waste bottle?

 These are on the shelves to the right of the work hood in room 55A.

 Where does Biomedical waste go?

 Biomedical waste goes in Storage Room 55C just off of corridor 55.  Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 Where can I get more Red Bags?

Biomedical waste bags (Red Bags) can be found  in Storage Room 55C just off of corridor 55.  Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 Where do I bring a full "Sharps" container?

Full sharps containers go in in Storage Room 55C just off of corridor 55.  Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 Whose name goes on the waste label?

Professor or Lab Instructor names go on waste labels, NOT student names.

 How often does waste need to be inspected?

Weekly

 Where can I get more waste inspection sheets?

These sheets are downloadable from the Office of Laboratory Safety website or paper copies can be obtained from the office in 41A during business hours

 Do I need training every year?

Yes, you must complete BOTH Hazardous Waste AND Laboratory Safety training every 365 days

 What do I do with empty bottles?

Empty bottle with the barcodes STIILL IN PLACE should be brought to the work hood in room 55A to be logged-out.  Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 What do I do with part-full chemical bottles I am done with?

Part-full bottles should be brought to the work hood in room 55A for restocking.  Access is through the stockroom during normal business hours or via corridor 55 using your swipecard after hours.

 Who can inspect waste?

Anyone whose Hazardous Waste Management Training is current may inspect waste.

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