Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Policy statements are in place regarding reductions of hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste.

The Ithaca College Comprehensive Environmental Policy supports reductions of such waste and mandates proper handling and disposal.
(http://www.ithaca.edu/attorney/policies/vol2/Volume_2-237.htm)

In addition, the Office of Public Safety department of Environmental Health and Safety provides additional guidance and support on proper safeguards for using and handling such materials.
http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/ehs/envirprograms/

In addition, EHS staff conduct employee safety training sessions, inspect areas for work safety practices, monitor and sample workplace environments for indoor air quality and/or personal chemical exposures.


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

This EHS website offers specific guidance on proper handling/disposal of hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste. http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/ehs/envirprograms/

This site covers:
- asbestos management
- PCB ballasts
- pesticides use
- CFCs
- storage tanks
- e-waste
- rechargeable batteries
- fluorescent tubes


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

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