1-23. BIOLOGICALS, DRUGS, AND REAGENTS WASTE
will be disposed of in accordance with AR 40-61. Guidance for destruction is contained
in DOD Disposal Manual (DOD 4160-21-MD).
destroyed under the guidance of the IMA. Destruction will be accomplished in a manner
compatible with physical, chemical, and hazardous properties and to minimize potential
health hazards and destruction cost. Destruction will be IAW local air and water
1-24. HAZARDOUS WASTES
a. Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and Munitions. Disposal of
chemical and biological warfare agents, hazardous products, and deteriorated
dispose of these wastes in such a manner so as to minimize the environmental pollution
and comply with environmental regulations. A Chemical Hygiene Plan is to be
developed and implemented stating specific measures that the employer will take to
ensure laboratory employee protection. The Chemical Hygiene Plan should include
each of the following elements and shall indicate specific measures that the generating
activity or employer will take to ensure laboratory employees are protected.
(1) Develop an SOP to establish safe working procedures and safe removal
of contaminated waste plus incorporate decontamination procedures.
(2) Establish criteria the employer will use to determine and implement
control measures for handling hazardous and regulated medical wastes and to reduce
employee exposure to hazardous chemicals, etc., including engineering controls and
the use of personal protective equipment and hygiene practices, especially with
chemicals known to be extremely hazardous.
(3) Establish designated work, storage, and disposal areas.
(4) Provide for medical examinations and consultations.
(5) Provide initial and continuous information and training to employees on
how to detect the presence or release of hazardous chemicals and how to label, use,
and dispose of the containers.
b. Chemicals and Chemical Products. Chemicals and chemical products will
be disposed of or destroyed in a manner that is compatible with their physical, chemical,
and hazardous properties, which minimizes environmental effects and disposal costs.
Release of these substances may be in the form of continuous or intermittent discharge
incident to normal installation activity or may involve specialized bulk disposal or