Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management

The University is required, by regulation 25 PA Code Ch. 260 a - 262 a and by Environmental Protection Agency regulation 40 CFR 260-262 to ensure the proper disposition of hazardous wastes. Proper handling of reaction by products, surplus and waste chemicals, and contaminated materials is an important part of safety procedures. Each worker is responsible for ensuring that wastes are handled in a manner that minimizes personal exposure and the potential for environmental contamination.

Waste Management for Academic Laboratories

On January 1, 2018, EHS implemented the Laboratory Waste Management Plan for chemical waste generated in laboratory and research areas, art studios, and areas that directly support research. Refer to Requirements/Guidelines to access the plan.