Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Mark O'Gorman
Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Environmental Studies Program
Social Sciences
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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:

Maryville College has developed and implements a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) that is the foundation of compliance required in the OSHA law governing “Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories”. This regulation, encoded 29CFR1910, is referred to as the “Laboratory Standard” (see Appendix)

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

General Principles
A. Minimize all chemical exposures because few laboratory chemicals come without some measure of health and/or safety risks. Particularly avoid skin contact of any kind.
B. Avoid underestimating the risk with any chemical. Even for substances of no known significant hazard, exposure should be minimized.
C. Always utilize proper ventilation. The best way to prevent exposure to airborne substances is to prevent their escape into the working atmosphere by use of hoods and other ventilation devices.
D. Institute a Chemical Hygiene Program that will provide specific laboratory practices to minimize employee exposure to hazardous substances.
E. Observe the PEL (permissible exposure limit) and TLV (threshold limit value) of chemicals used in the laboratory. These values are typically found on the Material Safety Data Sheet for specific chemicals. Employee exposure to hazardous chemicals should not exceed these limits.

A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

No incidents reported.

A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

II Administrative Controls 16
A. Inventory Control 16
B. Hazard and Identification Labels 16
C. Signs and Posters 16
D. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) 17
E. Record Keeping 17
F. Exposure Monitoring 18

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Local vendors are contracted to take and recycle/refurbish electronic waste. Computers provided to faculty and staff by the College are on a short-term lease (approx. three years) cycle. When lease completed, computers returned to company for reuse

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Maryville College works with a local business that collects all types of electronic waste, including but not limited to computers, televisions, projection screens, monitors and other electronic items as identified by the College (personal items from faculty/staff homes can be added).

The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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