B. Solid or liquid waste, including disposable contaminated equipment and PPE, should be
collected and placed in airtight sealed containers. Incompatible wastes must be placed in
separate containers. Waste should be disposed of in accordance with chapter 11 of this
C. Old packages containing residues of materials listed in Title 40 CFR, part 261.33(e), must
be triple rinsed with an appropriate solvent. The rinsed liquid residue must be disposed of as
hazardous waste as outlined in chapter 11, and the triple-rinsed packages should be slashed and
processed as scrap or sent to a landfill. If these packages are not triple rinsed, they must be
processed as hazardous waste in accordance with chapter 11 of this publication and the
installation's hazardous waste management plan.
D. Equipment and PPE must be decontaminated, cleaned, and dried before it can be reused in
another recoupment operation. Equipment and PPE should be reused with compatible materials
only. If equipment or PPE cannot be cleaned, it must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
Contaminated cleaning solutions, detergents, rags, etc. must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
Consult the installation hazardous waste management plan for specific disposal requirements.
E. Floors and working surfaces (including workbenches) must be decontaminated, cleaned, and
dried at the end of each workday. Residues should be completely cleaned up and processed
according to its hazard.
F. Personnel handling hazardous materials must wash their faces and hands before taking
personal or administrative breaks. Each person should take a complete shower at the end of each
working day before leaving the recoupment facility.
4.41 Emergency Procedures for Hazardous Materials Recoupment
A. If an hazardous materials spill occurs or a fire starts during any part of recoupment
operations, personnel should evacuate the area, immediately notify the spill response team and/or
fire department, and follow procedures outlined in chapter 7.
B. If a worker is injured or exposed to hazardous materials during a mishap, recoupment staff
will take immediate action necessary to save the injured person's life, if it has been verified that
there is no danger that the rescuer may also be overcome by the chemical vapors, and to notify
rescue personnel. (Follow the procedures in chapter 7.)
SECTION IX. RECOUPMENT QUALITY CONTROL
A. Procedures should be included in recoupment operations to assure the integrity of recouped
materials. Materials cannot be issued when they do not conform to product specifications, when
their quality has deteriorated, or when they have been contaminated. Recoupment operations
must return materials to stock in a condition as good as that of the original unused product.