What is Lab Packing?
Feb 22, 2017
Medical and chemical labs handle a wide variety of potentially dangerous substances. Whenever one of these labs needs to move to a new location, or dispose of these potentially dangerous substances, they call upon a lab packing service.
Who uses Lab Packing Services?
Over years of use, a lab can start to collect outdated, contaminated, or unidentifiable substances. When a lab needs to clean out their storage room for one of these reasons, they call upon a lab packs service. Another use for a lab packing service would be if a lab is literally packing up to move somewhere else—hence the name “lab-packing”.
What is Lab Packing?
Lab packing is a process by which a trained team of lab packing experts comes to a medical or chemical lab to identify and sort all substances scheduled for transport in accordance with local and federal regulations. Then, once properly categorized, our lab packing technicians will pack up like substances together to help minimize overall disposal costs.
Who Comes to do a Lab Packing Service?
This answer truly depends on the regulated waste company you hire. Here at BWS, Inc. our lab packing service teams consists of trained and experienced lab chemists and field technicians. If the lab packing team does not consist of someone trained to do this work, it could lead to potential mis-categorization of substances or worse, exposure to these dangerous chemicals.
What Happens After Lab Packs Leave my Lab?
Once the lab packs leave your site, you are still responsible for what happens to them. Typically, a lab packing service will transport the waste for you to it’s designated location in accordance with local regulations. If the waste is scheduled to be disposed of, a regulated waste transporter will take that waste to the disposal location and then give you a receipt of delivery.
No matter the type of industry you’re in, if you or your business handles potentially hazardous chemicals you may eventually be in need of a lab packing service. For help with lab packing services, get in touch with BWS today. BWS is a regulated waste service specializing in the proper handling, transportation, and disposal of regulated and hazardous wastes. For a free quote, give BWS a call at 800-660-6581 or fill out the form on our website today.
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