|Submission Date||Feb. 13, 2013|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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:
Marquette's Office of Environmental Health and Safety oversees a Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Program. This policy was developed to encourage and direct employees to conscientiously strive to reduce waste and minimize, or prevent, pollution. Components of the policy include source reduction (substitution of raw materials, inventory control, good housekeeping and maintenance, and process/procedure modification) and recycling (disposal options, materials reuse or redistribution).
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides for the collection, transportation, storage, and proper disposal of hazardous, special, and universal chemical wastes generated on campus as well as administration of the waste management program including regulatory documentation.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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