TITLE:

ES&H Manual

 

DOCUMENT ID:

6680 Appendix T4

Lead Clean-Up, Disposal, and Recycle Procedures

 

 

1.0            Purpose

 

This appendix describes the accepted method for lead clean-up; and associated disposal or recycle methods. Jefferson Lab only authorizes the following clean–up activities:

 

·         Surface Wipe Down: tools, equipment, floors, soldering or other surface cleaning.

·         Vacuuming:  Use “Lead-only” HEPA vacuum obtained from Industrial Hygiene.

 

2.0            Scope

 

Clean-up activities that allow lead particulates to become airborne are prohibited at Jefferson Lab.

 

Contact Industrial Hygiene concerning disposal of lead and lead-contaminated material.

 

Dry sweeping, scraping, or compressed air, may cause lead particles to become airborne. Operations, other than those listed within this appendix, are considered to have a Risk Code >2 and require a Work Control Document. 

 

The process steps for this procedure coordinate with ES&H Manual Chapter 6680 Lead Handling Program.

 

3.0            Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.

 

3.1              Qualified Lead Worker

·         Abide by clean-up procedures listed below when working with lead.

 

3.2              Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor

·         Ensure appropriate clean-up procedures are incorporated into work plan and performed to prevent lead from becoming airborne.

 

3.3              Industrial Hygiene

·         Provide regulatory compliant clean-up training, supplies, and equipment (e.g.: wipes, impermeable containers, “Lead-only” HEPA vacuums).

 

4.0            Process Steps

 

Unless otherwise stated the Qualified Lead Worker performs the process steps stated below.

 

4.1              Clean-up Procedures:

 

4.1.1        Surface Wipe Down

 

Step 1:             Prior to commencement of work – obtain from Industrial Hygiene:

·         Training

·         Wet-Wipes (also available from the Stockroom)

·         Cleaning agents

·         For solid surfaces, consider the use of "Decon Gel" for cleaning rather than soap/water solution to minimize wastewater generation. Contact Industrial Hygiene for review of decontamination options.

 

Step 2:             Upon completion of work, use appropriate cleaning supplies and techniques to wipe down the work surface, or in accordance with training. 

 

Step 3:             Dispose of used cleaning supplies in standard waste receptacle, or in accordance with training.

 

4.1.2        Vacuuming 

 

Step 1:             Prior to commencement of work – obtain from Industrial Hygiene:

·         Training

·         “Lead-only” HEPA vacuum obtained from Industrial Hygiene

·         Impermeable container

 

Step 2:             Upon completion of work – use “lead-only” HEPA vacuum obtained from Industrial Hygiene to clean the work surface in accordance with training. 

 

Step 3:             Collect in the impermeable container:

·         All used clean-up material

·         Used work-related PPE, and

·         Other disposables personal protective measures. See ES&H Manual Chapter 6680 Appendix T2 Lead Handling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Other Related Personal Protective Measures.

 

Step 4:             Securely close and label the impermeable container

 

Step 5:             Return “Lead-only” HEPA vacuum and impermeable container to Industrial Hygiene.

 

4.1.3        Encapsulate

 

Step 1:             Obtain Decon Gel from Industrial Hygiene.

 

Step 2:             Paint the contained surface with Decon Gel

 

Step 3:             Allow at least 24 hours to dry

 

Step 4:             Peel the dried Decon Gel from the surface

 

Step 5:             Submit waste to ESH&Q for disposal

 

4.2              Disposal of Other Lead Contaminated Items

 

Contact Industrial Hygiene for instructions regarding the disposal of lead and lead contaminated material such as:

·         Rinse water used to clean lead parts.

·         Used solder mats.

·         Debris from machining.

·         Spent “lead-only” HEPA filter vacuum bags used in collection of lead dust.

·         Protective sheeting and coverings.

 

4.3              Recycling

 

Certain material containing lead can be recycled.  Contact Jefferson Lab’s Property Manager for a determination. 

 

 

5.0            Revision Summary

 

Revision 1.1 – 11/28/16 – Updated Process Steps per TPOC 

Periodic Review – 05/21/15 – No changes per TPOC

Revision 1.0 – 02/02/12 – Updated to reflect current laboratory operations

 

 

 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

TECHNICAL POINT-OF-CONTACT

APPROVAL DATE

REVIEW DATE

REV.

 

 

ESH&Q Division

Jennifer Williams

11/28/16

11/28/19

1.1

 

This document is controlled as an on-line file.  It may be printed but the print copy is not a controlled document.  It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the document is the same revision as the current on line file.  This copy was printed on 12/21/2016.