Accession Number:

ADA231295

Title:

Medical and Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Survey, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 4-7 Jun 1990,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

At the request of HQ SACSGPB, the AFOEHL conducted a medical and hazardous waste technical assistance survey at Minot AFB MAFB from 4-7 June 1990. The scope of this survey was to address infectious and hazardous waste management practices, explore opportunities for waste minimization, and to determine wastestreams. The survey team performed a shop-by-shop evaluation of waste management practices and met with both infectious and hazardous waste managers to discuss their waste programs. Recommendations include 1 conduct additional training on infectious waste segregation 2 develop a hospital policy on segregation 3 ensure the proper materials are available for segregation 4 one-way valve masks, spill response kits, and full-faced organic vapor masks should be ordered for emergency response 5 conduct a spill response exercise to familiarize personnel with emergency procedures 6 dispose of all excess chemicals properly 7 keep minimal amounts of chemicals available 8 increase the operating temperature of the incinerator 9 transport all infectious waste in a government vehicle 10 develop a contingency plan for infectious waste disposal.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE