64L Waste bin (2)

1. Completed by: Antonetta Di Stefano
Safe work procedure
Staff/Student number: z3151215
The Writing Safe Work Procedures Guideline (OHS027) should be consulted to assist in the completion of this form
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2.Safe work procedure title and basic description of activity
Title: Removal and use of 64L Clinismart Yellow and Cytotoxic Bins
Description of activity:- This Safe work procedure describes the removal and use of 64L Clinismart Bins from
the laboratory building.
3.List Hazards and risk controls as per risk assessment
Associated risk
assessment numberCytotoxic chemicals
and location:
Manual handling
Appropriate disinfection Agents
Enclosed shoes
4.List resources required including personal protective clothing, chemicals and equipment needed
 Cavicide wipes
 Decon90
 70% Ethanol
64L Clinismart Yellow GMO and Purple Cytotoxic waste bins
Biological & GMO waste
Cytotoxic waste
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The bins have two levels of locking (on the front and on the side)
Front Lock
Transporter trolley
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Transport Cabinet:
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Personal Protective Clothing:
 Gloves
 Long-sleeve Gown
 Fully closed, non absorbent, non slip shoes
Safety glasses do not have to be worn for the removal or transport of PC2 bins as there is no splash
risk for this activity, if Cavicide wipes are used as the decontaminant. If another decontaminant is used
please refer to its SDS to determine if safety goggles are required.
A manual handling assessment must be carried out, by the laboratory manager, to determine if one or
two people are needed for the removal and transport of these bins. Consideration should be given to
exiting doors which do not open automatically, and narrow corridors.
Empty bins tend to be top heavy when the lid as open, so can fall over. Please ensure the lids of the
bins are closed when not in use.
The goods lift should be used when transporting the bins within the Lowy Cancer Research Centre
5.List step by step instructions or order for undertaking the task
Use of bins in the Lab:
 Bins to be handled with gloves on
 Locate bins next to the working zone
 Long serological pipettes can be put directly into the bin
 No sharps inside the bins, only locked sharps containers can be put inside the yellow and purple bins
 No broken glass in the yellow and purple bins, this should be placed in the white bins
 Small containers of liquid cytotoxic waste (maximum 3 x1L containers) can be put into the purple bin
 Do not fill the bins beyond the black inner lip
 Animal carcasses can be put into the bins. Animal Carcasses must be frozen before placing them in
the bin. To ensure that the carcass is not left in the bin for extended periods, bins containing carcasses
must be moved in the afternoon.
 Do not put carcasses in the bin on a Friday (as then it will be there all weekend).
 Close the bin lids at the end of the day, use the front locks to prevent the lid from opening if the bin is
tipped over
 Once the bin is full and ready to be disposed of close the lid and lock it using the side permanent lock.
Press down the red buttons and move the black sliders from the unlocked into the locked position
 Place the bin in the area for collection and collect a new empty bin.
Removal FULL bins from the Lab:
Wearing a gown, full enclosed shoes and new gloves before touching the bins.
Ensure lids are permanently locked using the side locks of the bins
Decontaminate bins before removing from the lab as follows
1. Yellow Bins: Wipe down bins using Cavicide wipes or an appropriate biological decontaminant
2. Cytotoxic Bins: Wipe down bin with an appropriate cytotoxic decontaminant e.g. alcohol
wipes, decon90)
Bring grey transporter trolley to location of the bins to be removed.
Ensure the wheels of the transporter trolley are locked when loading or unloading the trolley
If physically safe to do so using both hands place bins onto transporter trolley, if bin is too heavy use a
second person to help lift the bin onto the transporter trolley.
Only fill trolley with maximum number of bins it is designed to carry, and use transporter trolley at all
times when transferring the bins to the cabinets.
Remove PPCE and wash hands before leaving the laboratory.
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Transporting FULL bins from the Lab to the Cabinets:
Using the transporter trolley take the bins out of the building to the bio-waste store (LG42) using the
Lowy-Bioscience tunnel
Transferring FULL bins from the trolley to the Cabinets:
Locate the empty cabinet and with the aid of a second person, if required, lift bin safely and slide bin
onto rails.
Cabinets fit 12bins. (3bins/Rail)
Heavier bins are to be placed on the bottom two rails
If the bins are too heavy for one person to lift and all the bottom rails are full, the bin can be left outside
the cabinet for the Steri-Health contractor to load into the cabinet
When placing bins on the top sections of the cabinet lift the bin onto the yellow resting platform
provided then slide the bin onto the rail.
Ensure bins placed on the bottom two racks have their handles tucked in and not elevated as top bins
will not slide in.
Make sure door of transporter is closed when you have finished loading the bins.
Transferring EMPTY bins from the cabinets to the Labs:
Transfer empty bins from the cabinet in the same manner as the full bins.
6.List emergency shutdown procedures
7.List Emergency procedures for how to deal with fires, spills or exposure to hazardous substances
Solid spill inside the lab: Collect the spilt waste and place into a waste bin. Decontaminate the area with suitable
Liquid spill inside the lab: Avoid inhaling and allow droplets to settle, Use the spill kit available inside the lab and follow
the instructions.
Spill outside the lab: Stay with the trolley and waste to warn others not to approach the area. Instruct another person to
go to a nearby lab to collect a biological spill kit and/or cytotoxic spill kit. Follow the kit instructions. Once the waste is
collected and placed into the bag that comes with the kit, put the bag into another waste bin and disinfect the area.
Damaged bin with unsealable lid: Put whole bin into a 120L or 240L sulo (mobile garbage bin) bin, tie up the bag inside
the bin, lock the lid, put a label on the outside bin “broken 64L waste bin inside” and inform Sterihealth.
If bins run out, retain the waste in the laboratory and contact SteriHealth for next day delivery of more bins.
In the event of an evacuation left the trolley in a safe place (not obstructing the flow of people) and exit the building.
8.List Clean up and waste disposal requirements
See section 7 above
9.List legislation used in the development of this SWP
NSW WHS Act 2011
NSW WHS Regulations 2011
AS/NZS 2243.3:2010 Safety in laboratories - Microbiological safety and containment
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10a.List competency required – qualifications, certificates, licensing, training - e.g. course or instruction:
UNSW Laboratory Safety Awareness training or Equivalent
UNSW Hazardous Substances training or Equivalent
UNSW Occupational Health & Safety Awareness training or Equivalent
UNSW OHS Ergonomics and Manual handling or Equivalent
Training in biological spill clean up procedures.
10b. List competency of Assessor
11.Supervisory approval, And review
Responsibility for SWP review:
Date of review:
12.SWP Sign off sheet
SWP name and version:
In signing this section the assessor/ authorisor agrees that the following persons are competent in following this
Name of Assessor/Authoriser
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