|Submission Date||Dec. 11, 2013|
Nova Scotia Community College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Facilities & Engineering
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:
It should be noted that all 13 NSCC campuses are BOMABESt certified. As a requirement to this certification, each campus has a campus-specific Hazardous Waste Management program in place.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
All waste that is deemed hazardous is properly stored in the appropriate containers. It is properly handled according to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. All staff and students are required to take an online WHMIS course and if students are staff with be working with hazardous materials the staff will teach them the appropriate disposal methods of that hazardous material. For example at the Waterfront Campus students are not allowed into the lab until they have completed their WHMIS course to ensure that they have to proper education regarding hazardous materials.
All NSCC campuses that have hazardous waste and materials will collect and store the materials according to WHMIS regulations. All potentially hazardous liquids are stored in secondary containment. A qualified contractor collects and ensures appropriate disposal of hazardous wastes.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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