ES&H Manual



6610 Appendix T8

Chemical Waste Control



Jefferson Lab has determined that working with chemicals carries an unmitigated Risk Code >2. At a minimum, all tasks requiring hazardous materials are discussed with the supervisor prior to commencement of work. An Operational Safety Procedure (OSP) is written for work considered to be Risk Code >2 in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210 Work Planning, Control, and Authorization Process.


1.0             Purpose


To ensure the health and safety of individuals, equipment, and the environment, chemical waste at Jefferson Lab is managed responsibly and in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local requirements.  This appendix defines the process steps for determining if a chemical waste is being generated; obtaining appropriate container; and ensuring safe storage and handling prior to disposal. 


2.0             Scope


This appendix applies to the chemicals, or materials containing chemicals, at Jefferson Lab that fit into the following categories:

·         End of process chemicals.

·         Unwanted, unusable, unnecessary chemicals.


This appendix does not apply to:

·         Scrap Metal – Contact Property Management (x5430)

·         Recyclable Material – Contact Property Management (x5430)

o   Batteries

o   Fluorescent bulbs

·         Radioactive Material – Contact Radiation Control Department

·         General Refuse – Contact Property Management (x5430)

·         Medical Waste – Contact Occupational Medicine


The process steps for this procedure are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Chemical Hygiene Program.


3.0             Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1              Anyone at Jefferson Lab

·         Determine if you are generating a chemical waste.  Request an equipment/area hazard evaluation from Industrial Hygiene if you have concerns.


3.2              Chemical Worker

·         Receive and maintain waste training appropriate to the chemical waste being generated.

·         Contain and store chemical waste in accordance with training requirements.


3.3              Hazardous Waste Coordinator

·         Ensure that chemical waste is managed and controlled in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

·         Set-up appropriate collection points for chemical waste, this includes appropriate training.

·         Remove and dispose of chemical waste in accordance with Industrial Hygiene Department procedures. 


4.0             Process Steps


Unless otherwise stated, anyone at Jefferson Lab may perform the process steps as listed below:


Step 1:            Determination

Request a hazard evaluation from Industrial Hygiene to identify if a chemical waste is being generated. Areas of concern include:

·         Unwanted, unusable, unnecessary hazardous material.

·         End of process chemicals.


Step 2:            Set-up Appropriate Containment

Contact the Hazardous Waste Coordinator to set up an appropriate collection point for the chemical waste identified. Set-up includes:

·         Appropriate training for authorized individuals.

·         Proper containment.

·         Storage, removal, and disposal procedures.

·         Labeling.


Step 3:            Storage and Disposal

Abide by the storage requirements and time limits.   

·         Store chemical waste in designated area per training and requirements.

·         Contact the Hazardous Waste Coordinator for removal and disposal, per training requirements.


5.0             Revision Summary


Technical Point of Contact – 10/11/18 – Updated from J.Williams to S.Conley

Periodic Review – 10/31/16 – No change per TPOC

Revision 0.1 – 06/28/13 – Added labeling requirement to Step 2 per J.Williams.

Revision 0.0 – 11/09/11 – This is new material.











ES&H Division

Scott Conley





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