FW: Chromic Acid
|From:||"Molinari, Betsy" <BMolinari@heart.thi.tmc.edu>|
I for one am glad you responded Shawn. I was shocked as well. Our policy
here is that anything you wouldn't drink shouldn't go down the sink.
Texas Heart Institute
> From: Shawn Salesky[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 1:20 PM
> To: Miranda DeMaso
> Cc: Histonet
> Subject: Re: Chromic Acid
> I feel the need to reply to Miranda's admission that her lab is
> acid and silver solutions down the drain.
> > Hi. We use 5% chromic acid. We just dump it down the
> > sink. However, we are also able to dump formalin,
> > silver soln's and such down the sink as well.
> > Miranda DeMaso
> > Mdemaso2000@yahoo.com
> > South Bend IN
> 1. Please realize that anything you pour down the drain finds it's
> eventually into your drinking water. This being the case, do you
> want to drink that GMS you just finished doing?
> 2. I believe it is against U.S. Federal Law to improperly dispose of
> silver solutions. True state laws in all cases will supersede federal
> law, however, I highly doubt that the state of Indiana has taken the
> time to pass legislature allowing you to pollute the eco system.
> 3. OSHA is within the range of it's power to levy a fine of $8,000
> instance of violation. Which means $8,000 times the number of GMS
> procedure's on record. I am not sure but I believe that this fine may
> be levied upon the individual at fault as well as the institution.
> People, please be careful with what you put into print in this forum.
> --- "Carson, Karla" <KCarson@chw.edu> wrote:
> > Any of you out there that are still using chromic
> > acid, what are your
> > disposal practices?
> > Karla Carson HT/HTL (ASCP)
> > Regional Pathology Supervisor
> > Mercy Health Care Sacramento
> > 916-453-4494
> The best course of action for you would be to speak to the person in
> your facility who is handling the disposal procedures for your
> department, as they will be most familiar with your local laws.
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