Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date April 30, 2013
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STARS v1.1

College of Saint Benedict
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Judy Purman
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Minimize Exposures Take the necessary precautions when working with and storing chemicals. As a means of minimizing the potential for exposure, pursue opportunities for product substitution. Do Not Underestimate Risks Ensure that the risk associated with each chemical is assessed, understood and communicated. It is prudent to assume all chemicals are hazardous and handle them accordingly. Use Proper Control Measures Eliminate the hazard through engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and administrative procedures. Ensure that all staff are properly trained in accordance with regulatory requirements (e.g., Laboratory Standard) so that they can operate safety at their job. we have a comprehensive Chemical hygiene and hazard communication plan and rules for storage, disposal and use of all chemicals and hazardous materials.

A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
CSB follows all applicable laws for purchase, storage, use and disposal of all waste materials.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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