The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) have developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as required by the Texas Safety and Health Code. Under the MOU, certain laboratory apparatus is prohibited from being sold or transferred to any person or entity not holding a DPS permit or waiver. Therefore, this laboratory apparatus cannot be given to the public nor can it be given to anyone outside of Baylor University. The following items are identified by this MOU as controlled:
|distilling apparatus||distilling flasks|
|encapsulating machines||Erlenmeyer, two-necked, single neck, round bottom, thermometer, and filtering flasks|
|filter, buchner, and separatory funnels||flask heaters|
|heating mantles||Soxhlet extractors|
|tableting machines||three-necked flasks|
To dispose of the above listed items, first try to find another lab group at Baylor University that can use them. If that is not possible, they can be disposed of in the "glass only" containers if they are broken and unusable
Most discarded and empty glassware should be placed into the "glass only" containers. Do not put the following items into a "glass only" container:
For a formal definition of sharps, please see Section 1, II.E.
All sharps must be placed into sharps containers. When a sharps container is ready for pick-up, submit a Request for Disposal form to EHS.
Examples of sharps containers:
Call EHS at 710-2900 for counseling.