7. Waste Management

February 11, 2019
1:00 pm  -  5:00 pm

Eilyn Fabregas, MS, RBP, U.S. Department of Agriculture—APHIS, Riverdale, MD
Gerald Houvener, MPH, CIH, CSP, U.S. Department of Agriculture—APHIS, Riverdale, MD
Daniel Weissman, PE, CHMM, CSP, U.S. Department of Agriculture—APHIS, Riverdale, MD

Attendees will learn various laboratory or facility biological, chemical, radioactive, waste management strategies and technologies available both in the laboratory setting, final disposal, and anywhere in between (e.g., temporary storage, shipping and transport) while considering location-specific needs and resources. Readily-available U.S. and international regulations and/or guidance documents, such as but not limited to: International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual, CWA 15793 Laboratory Biorisk Management, FAO Laboratory Mapping Tool-Safety Module, and Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) as they relate to waste management will be discussed.


  • Identify types of waste and available waste management strategies, including treatment and transportation options, for the laboratory/facility setting
  • Communicate the necessity of the program
  • Identify the value in obtaining stakeholder buy-in

Suggested Background: None

Target Audience: Biosafety Officers, Safety Professionals, Environmental Management and Waste Management Professionals, Principal Investigators, Facility Managers

Audience Level: Basic/Intermediate


Session Category :  2019  Monday  Professional Development Courses