No matter what facility you work in, when you work with chemicals or other hazardous wastes, you will need a lab pack. But you may not be familiar with what that entails. Here are some of the basics for you to get a sense of how the lab packing process works.
How It Works
Chemicals and hazardous waste are always dangerous. This is true even when they are properly contained and stored. Moving them from one area of the building to another, or moving to an entirely new building, however, gets even riskier. Unsurprisingly, there are many regulations overseeing this process. Hiring specialists in waste removal is essential, especially if your facility is closing down. Expert handlers will arrive and begin to sort through your materials. They’ll determine what is dangerous and what isn’t. Then the next step is figuring out how to transport them safely.
Separating Dangerous Substances
During the lab packing process, it is critical to keep different substances and chemicals apart from each other. After all, if they come into contact, there could be volatile reactions that can damage the building and harm employees and visitors. The team in charge of facilitating the lab packing process needs to be aware of what chemical reactions can happen, and know how to respond if these incidents should happen. Then it comes down to proper disposal of chemical waste and other hazardous materials that no longer serve a purpose.
Disposing of Waste
The next step is disposing of the waste that remains. While there could be substances that have expired in storage, accidents can and will happen during lab packing. Broken glass and spilled liquids need to be cleaned up promptly, along with sharps and other medical and scientific equipment. Anything that could be contaminated or pose a risk to anyone in the old building, the new building, or anyone or anything in between needs to be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you aren’t sure what to do, then let the experts at AEG Environmental handle it for you!
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