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Information for

Transportation Safety

Chemical Transportation Safety:

  • Any chemicals in glass containers must use ‘Double Containment Method’
  • Per “NEW” Safety Office Bulletin  “Safety Requirements for Transporting Chemicals between Rooms and Buildings”, effective 01-OCT-14

Compressed Gas Transportation Safety:

  • All Researchers must be trained at the PRAXAIR training sessions or by the On-Line module
  • Compressed gas bottles must only be moved on approved carts with the safety caps on.

Hazardous Waste Transportation Safety:

  • Ch.E. Shipping & Receiving provides the researcher with a place to bring waste chemicals
  • Containers must be labelled in full, prior to arrival
  • Containers should be clean and free of contaminants on the outside surface and transported without the use of gloves
  • Secondary containment (using a plastic tub) required during transport
  • You will be asked to classify the waste as either acid, base, flammable, oxidizer or toxic
  • For the bio-waste containers, the yellow bag inside must be tied closed
  • Scheduled times:    
  1. 1:00 pm to 1:20pm Tue – DWE 1510
  2. 2:00pm to 2:20pm  Tue - E6 1022                                             

Nitrile Gloves - Transportation Safety:

  • Do NOT wear them in the Hallways or around the Lab.
  • Help ELIMINATE CONTAMINATION.  Take them off when the hazard is passed.