Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.97
Liaison Joseph Argiro
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Central Ohio Technical College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ryan Dunbar
Natural Science Lab Coordinator
Natural Sciences
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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:

COTC follows the guidelines stated in our Chemical Hygiene Plan and Hazard Communication Plan. The College tries to minimize the waste produced by training instructors to have students only use what is needed for the experiment and tries to purchase only enough that can be used within a year or two.

A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The laboratory coordinator collects waste and delivers it to The Ohio State Newark Chemistry department. Ohio State University then uses a company to transport the waste.

COTC also generates biohazard waste, which is treated in much the same way as the chemical waste, except COTC pays Stericycle for the transport of this waste.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

Responses to hazardous waste management were derived from representative of the Natural Sciences department. The lab coordinator often collects hazardous waste on behalf of other departments, but responses generally reflect acticity specific to the natural sciences department.

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