|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
Northern Arizona University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Director: Regulatory Compliance
Office of Regulatory Compliance
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:
The Office of Regulatory Compliance (ORC) was formed in 2006 to coordinate the oversight of all matters of Biological, Chemical, Radiation, and Environmental Programs as well as components of the Loss Prevention Program for NAU. The ORC provides leadership in working with the campus community to ensure a safe and healthful working learning environment.
The ORC will work with any departments, researchers, laboratories, staff, and students to ensure that activity or work with chemicals, radioisotopes, biological agents, physical hazards and potential hazards is conducted in the safest way possible. In addition, we help ensure that this work is done in accordance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.
The ORC provides regularly scheduled group training for compliance with federal and other regulations, and will also come to your lab or office to provide additional training. The ORC also provides consultation in all areas of Hazard Assessment and Industrial Hygiene, including, but not limited to, ergonomics, indoor air quality, flood remediation, hearing conservation, and respiratory protection.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
ORC Staff oversees and coordinates all areas of Hazardous Waste Management for the NAU Campus. ORC Staff is available for consultation, training and assistance in this area.
Additional information on the University's universal waste plan is found at: https://www4.nau.edu/cas/Ops/Documents/Universal%20Waste%20Mgt%20Plan.pdf
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available: