Date Established: 8/27/2009
Date Last Updated: -
Category: Environmental, Health and Safety
Environment, Health and Safety
Associate Vice President for Facilities
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for the proper disposal of mercury containing dental amalgam and dental amalgam waste from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM). All mercury amalgam collected must be sent for recycling.
This policy applies to all SDM persons who handle or package mercury amalgam used in dental procedures.
The primary responsibility for following this policy rests with the various staff within the SDM who handles mercury amalgam waste. It is their responsibility to ensure amalgam waste is properly collected packaged and stored pending disposal. UB Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) will be responsible for picking up the packaged amalgam (in DOT approved boxes) from the SDM, arranging disposal, and the management of all required associated paperwork.
An alloy which contains mercury and other metals used in the practice of dentistry.
Any waste from a dental facility containing dental amalgam that has been in contact with the dental patient, dental amalgam that has not been in contact with the patient, such as excess amalgam mix, used capsules, amalgam left over after dental procedures, and any amalgam that may have accumulated in the plumbing system of the dental facility.
This procedure shall be reviewed once every two years, or as changes require.
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