|Submission Date||April 30, 2020|
George Brown College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management
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Manager Health Safety & Wellness
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:
We have purchasing controls to buy less hazardous materials. When purchasing a product or service to be used at the college, preference should be given to products or services that are environmentally preferable. Products should be evaluated on a regular basis to determine if there is a safer alternative. The purchase should not be looked at as a onetime event, rather the long term life cycle of the product should be considered including operating and energy costs, maintenance, disposal and recycling costs.
Each department and division head shall ensure that they follow all life cycle practices with respect to all hazardous materials for:
5. Safe disposal
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
George Brown College uses a hazardous materials/waste disposal company to handle all special wastes. The College ensures that all divisions and departments are in
compliance with the provisions of the Workplace Hazardous Materials
Information System (WHMIS) R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 860 as amended O. Reg.
36/93, under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act, particularly with
respect to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and inventory of WHMIS
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:
Used computers that can be refurbished are sold to the College Bookstores for re-sale to students. Electronic waste is collected on an as needed basis and sent to certified destruction/recycling facilities.Temporary e-waste storage bins are located at each campus and are available to store e-waste in between e-waste collections.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Specific information about the College's Life Cycle Management of Hazardous materials is only available in the College's intranet site.
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