Colorado School of Mines
Environmental Health and Safety Department
Satellite Accumulation Area – Weekly Inspection Form
Instructions: Satellite Accumulation areas MUST be inspected weekly when waste is being stored and
generated and must be kept for 3 years. A container in “good condition” is a container that is properly
labeled, closed, has no leaks or cracks, and is segregated from incompatible wastes. Make sure all
containers meet these specifications; if they do not, provide an explanation of corrective action.
Container(s) Container(s) Container(s) Container(s) Comments/Corrective
free of leaks closed
Satellite Accumulation Area – Waste Storage Requirements
• Waste containers must be labeled with a Regulated Waste Tag.
• Labels must be completely filled out to identify the generators name, the date waste was first
placed in the container and the waste constituents in the container.
Closed Container Requirements:
• Waste containers must be closed when not actively adding waste to a container.
• Containers must be in good condition with no leaks.
Container Condition Requirements:
• Containers must be in good condition with no leaks or corrosion.
• Waste containers must be compatible with the waste stored in the container.
• Containers must not be cracked or damaged so waste can be safely moved from your
• Submit full waste containers for pick up using the EHS web based system.
Segregate Incompatible Materials Requirements:
• Incompatible wastes must be segregated to prevent the generation of pressure, heat, fire, or
explosion that may damage the waste containers or threaten human health or the environment.
• Incompatible wastes must be segregated to prevent the generation of toxic or flammable gasses
in quantities that may threaten human health.
• Separate strong acids from strong bases.
• Separate oxidizers from organic materials.
• Separate cyanides from acids.
• Separate radioactive materials from all other wastes.
Secondary Containment Requirements:
• Secondary containment must be used for containers of liquid waste.
General SAA Requirements:
• Waste containers must not exceed 6‐months of age from the date entered on the label.
• The SAA Weekly Inspection Form must be present and up to date to document weekly
• SAA inspections are required on a weekly basis.
• A Hazardous Materials Emergency Information poster must be located near the laboratory
• Researchers generating waste in the laboratory must have attended Waste Generator Training
within the past year.