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Question 691 December 2009


Handling and disposing of contaminated PPE

We need to dispose of potentially chemically contaminated PPE. We currently use the equivalent of a kitchen pedal bin, opened using a foot pedal. We can put the PPE in a bag in the bin without having to touch or contaminate the bin. The bag is removed when full without the need for additional PPE except some nitrile gloves, and then tied and placed into a 45 gallon steel drum marked up for contaminated PPE.

I would like to eliminate the pedal bin and put the PPE directly into the steel drum. To do this we will need a similar foot operated lid attachment which could possibly go over the steel drum. When the drum is full the foot operated lid attachment would be removed, the normal lid replaced and the drum sealed before sending for disposal.

Has any member seen something similar in use as I can‘t find anything off the shelf?

Are there any relevant websites or catalogues you can suggest?

 
 

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