|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
California State University, Northridge
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management
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Assistant Director Environmental Health and Safety & Risk Management
Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Many of the sciences have implemented “micro” scale experiments reducing the quantity of materials and thereby the waste generated. The Chemistry department may be able to provide more information on the process
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The Campus utilizes a system wide master enabling agreement for hazardous waste transportation and disposal contract.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
There was one release involving approximately three (3) pounds or less of a hazardous material that was managed with internal and external (remediation contractor) resources. The impact was the replacement of personal items that came in contact with the materials and limited access to the space during remediation.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Currently, there is very limited reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):
CSUN manages its electronic waste through the University's Environmental Health and Safety department. EH&S handles all e-waste as well as hazardous waste on campus.
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
The university provides special containers as well as directions for handling Universal Waste. These include: Segregate the wastes by type (battery, lamp, thermostat, etc), Place the universal waste in a compatible container and label the container when the universal waste was first placed in the container, Inspect Universal Waste using the Satellite Accumulation requirements in section 7.5.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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