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Guidelines for the Safe Handling and Disposal of Chemicals Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Drugs

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This Manual provides a set of methods and approaches, and practical guidelines, on the safe handling and disposal of chemicals used in the illicit manufacture of different drugs. The Manual is aimed at all those, who are involved in, or confronted with the need for, the safe handling, transportation, storage and disposal of seized chemicals. The methods and approaches described reflect the breadth of circumstances under which illicit drug manufacture occurs worldwide, ranging from recycling to disposal at the site of seizure, for example, at a clandestine laboratory site.

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Minimum health and safety procedures, including personal protective equipment

Safety is a personal and institutionallmanagement responsibility. Each individual must know what hazards are present and personnel must maintain constant vigilance for unsafe and potentially hazardous conditions. This Annex provides for minimum health and safety procedures that should be applied when chemicals are handled for disposal. It also summarizes the safety equipment recommended by most fire departments for different levels (A to D) of hazards.

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