Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
Tier2-4: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:

A brief description of the program:
George Mason University's (Mason) Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) works with laboratory faculty and staff to identify unused chemicals that could be utilized by another instructor or research team. When these chemicals are identified, EHS sends an email to the appropriate Lab Safety Liaisons to notify them of the type and amount of chemical available. Unless a researcher or instructor has requested that EHS flag a particular chemical for them, the unused chemicals are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Once the chemicals have been tagged for the appropriate researcher(s), EHS arranges for the researcher to retrieve, deliver, and transport the chemical(s) to the recipient laboratory.

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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