Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response stands for
Operations required involving hazardous substances that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous sites. Example: They clean up chemical spills on highways.
3 Things needed when handling hazardous & medical waste
PPE, training & medical surveillance.
Examples of medical waste
Organs, tissue, blood, sharps
a gas sterilizing agent used in hospitals to disinfect medical equipment. Flash point of OF meaning its very dangerous near source of ignition.
a pungent, colorless, irritant gas that is made of oxidation of methyl alcohol. A 5-10% solution is used for sterilizing clothing and towels.
an aromatic hydrocarbon, derived from coal and petroleum - gasoline and other motor fuels.
Lead exposure can cause
anemia, kidney damage, paralysis, coma and death.
the temporary removal of an employee from a hazardous exposure in order to reduce the exposure when other methods can not.
They test for lead by
HEPA filters trap
99.97% of particles 0.3 microns or larger.
a hydrated magnesium silicate in the form of fiber.
Asbestos Containing Material
any material containing more than 1% asbestos.
OSHA has a list of approximately
500 regulated chemicals and particulates.
used primarily as an anesthetic in the OR and dental or medical offices (LAUGHING GAS)
is a constituent in bone cement used in orthopedic procedures. TOXIC.
used to clean and sterilize, can cause Upper Respiratory Tract irritation.
any material that emits by spontaneous nuclear disintegration.
RAD & REM
measurements of radiation
Individuals who work in radiation
must be monitored and not exceed preset limits of radiation in a 3 month period.
Non Ionizing Radiation
Non Ionizing Radiations major hazard is
its ability to heat body tissue.
Only trained employees shall be assigned
to operate laser equipment.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
an illness, when a person is sensitive to multiple chemicals in the environment.
OSHA standards regulate the amount of exposure an employee may have to
hazardous chemicals, such as carcinogens, reproductive toxins, hepatotoxins, etc.
any substance or material capable of posing unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property. (reactive, corrosive, toxic, and ignitable materials.)
any liquid having a flash point AT or ABOVE 100° F.
any liquid having a flash point BELOW 100° F.
Flash point means the
minimum temperature at which a liquid gives off vapor that is ignitable.
Auto Ignition Temperature
the lowest temperature a flammable gas or vapor air mixture will ignite from its heat source or at contacted heated surface without a spark or flame.
Compressed Gases/ Oxygen Systems
Keep away from heat, store in a cool dry place.