Mercury Audit Checklist
Assessment for Mercury Free Zone Schools

Hazardous Waste Program fact sheet
07/2014
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Leanne Tippett Mosby
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School Name:                                                                    City:                                                                   
Contact Name:                                                                   Phone No:                                                        

For help with mercury disposal or technical assistance in handling a mercury spill, please contact the
department’s Environmental Services Program spill hotline at 573-634-2436.
It may be easier to use a separate checklist for each classroom or chemical storage area.

Science Classrooms, Chemical Storage Areas, and Home Economics Rooms

Item (list temperature ranges for thermometers)

Location

How Many?

Estimated Total Weight?

Do you still use it?

Mercury Lab Thermometers (             -            ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Lab Thermometers (             -            ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Lab Thermometers (             -            ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Lab Thermometers (             -            ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Lab Thermometers (             -            ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Lab Thermometers (             -            ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Barometers

 

 

 

 

Mercury Vacuum Gauges (Manometers)

 

 

 

 

Mercury Spectral Tubes

 

 

 

 

Mercury Hygrometer

 

 

 

 

Mercury Compounds

 

 

 

 

Mercury Oxide

 

 

 

 

Mercury Chloride

 

 

 

 

Mercury Sulfate

 

 

 

 

Mercury Nitrate

 

 

 

 

Mercury Iodide

 

 

 

 

Nessler’s Reagent

 

 

 

 

Million’s Solution

 

 

 

 

Elemental Mercury

 

 

 

 

Mercury Spill Kit, contaminated

 

 

 

 

Mercury Cooking Thermometers (          -        ) °F

 

 

 

 

Mercury Thermometers for freezers, refrig., etc

 

 

 

 

Other Mercury (describe) -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse’s Office and Medical Supplies

Item

Location

How Many?

Estimated Total Weight?

Do you still use it?

Mercury Fever Thermometers

 

 

 

 

Hg Sphygmomanometers (Blood Pressure)

 

 

 

 

Mercurochrome

 

 

 

 

Contact Lens Solution (with Thimerosal)

 

 

 

 

Other Mercury (describe) -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities
Item

Location

How Many?

Estimated Total Weight?

Do you still use it?

Mercury Thermostats

 

 

 

 

Mercury Vapor Lamps or Metal Halide Lamps

 

 

 

 

Fluorescent Bulbs

 

 

 

 

“Silent” Light Switches

 

 

 

 

Mercury Gauges

 

 

 

 

Mercury Float Control Switches

 

 

 

 

Flow Meters with Mercury Switches

 

 

 

 

Older Fungicides or Pesticides (pre–1991)

 

 

 

 

Other Mercury-Containing Equipment -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your school uses fluorescent bulbs, are they sent to a facility for recycling?                _________________              

Does your school have a written procedure for handling mercury spills?                                         _______________

Does your school have mercury spill kits on hand in the event of a spill?                                           ______________ 

For more information
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Hazardous Waste Program
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
office 800-361-4827 or 573-751-7560
fax 573-526-5268
www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/index.html