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December 2021

   

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Renovation of isotope lab A550

The main isotope lab A550 well be renovated in the first quarter of 2022. A risk assessment is being addressed to ensure that departmental radioactive work during the renovation period can continue safely. After renovation it is planned that most of DBBs radioisotope work will move away from research labs and be done mainly in the isotope lab where possible. More information will follow in early 2022.

Radiation safety inspection

Radiation safety experts at Stockholm University visited our facilities and went through our routines and laboratories in December 2021. Inspection notes will be released shortly, including any deficiencies or changes need to carry out. Further information will be come in 2022!

 

 

 

 

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Yearly inventory of chemicals starts 1st January 2022!

 

This period is a good opportunity to check if chemicals are in good condition, still used in the lab, or for hazardous chemicals, if a safer alternative product is available. With the aim of making our department an even safer place, we will be focused on the use and handing of: 

 

 

  • Substances of very high concern (SVHV/ Phase out substances): these possess the most severe hazardous properties for human health and the environment and are mandated to be phased out by the European Union.
  • Products with extraordinary physical risks: self-heating, explosive with contact with air, flammable in contact with water, etc.

The yearly inventory will be coordinated by Beatriz Campos and Liselotte Antonsson.  They will send to every group, an informative mail including a list of products that specifically need to be evaluated. Please don't hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or you need help. Mails: beatriz.campos@dbb.su.se and liselotte.antonsson@dbb.su.se

  

The inventory period will close on the 28th of February 2022.

 

Please help your KLARA-representative!  The maintenance of an accurate chemical inventory not only facilitates our daily laboratory work, it is also required by Swedish and European laws!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

Sorting out NON-CONTAMINATED laboratory glassware

 

Glass packages can be recycled. For example: bottles for solvents and jars. But first the glass must be emptied, well cleaned and rests of solvent evaporated. After that, place it in a recycling container for colored or clear glass, located at SU-environmental room, The Arrhenius Laboratories, House A-C, floor 2 (in front of SU-butiken). Access card is required to be able to enter the room.

 

Glass pipettes cannot be recycled. They should be sorted and labelled as "sharp" and disposed in separated containers or in the plastic yellow bins for non-contaminated laboratory glass.When containers are full, leave them at M212 (opening hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 - 11:00).

                   

Microscope glassware cannot be recycled. It is sorted out as hazard waste. When containers are full, leave them at M212 (opening hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 - 11:00).

 

Glass items containing borosilicate cannot be recycled. For example: Erlenmeyer flasks, beakers, graduated cylinders. They should be sorted and labelled as laboratory glassware and disposed in yellow bins for non-contaminated laboratory glass. When containers are full, leave them at M212 (opening hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 - 11:00).

 

Find Stockholm University procedures and instructions for waste in the link: Sustainable-campus, how-to-do, waste-management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SU-Sustainable campus! Check the website!

 

As an employee at Stockholm University, we all should be familiar with the University's environmental management system. Click here: SU-sustainable campus and you will find important information (in English) related to SU-environmental work! You will find the environmental policy, and  the meeting and travel policy, among other important information!

 

 

Education and competence plan for SU-environmental work

 

The purpose of the plan (approved by the Rector) is to describe the knowledge that SU employees need to ensure so the environmental work at the university is conducted in a satisfactory manner.  Find more information (in Swedish) in the link: SU-Education and competence plan for environmental work

 

 

 

 

About the Newsletter: This newsletter is sent four times a year by DBB-environmental group with the aim to inform you about our department and Stockholm's University environmental work. If you have any comments, improvement or suggestions please send a mail to beatriz.campos@dbb.su.se

 

Photo credits: Beatriz Campos