Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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Oregon Institute of Technology
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Edward Guy
Director of Risk Management
Risk Management
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, 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, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The OIT hazardous waste disposal program is managed through the Risk Management Department. The Director of this department is trained in U.S. E.P.A. RCRA and Federal DOT requirements. The hazardous waste disposal program is managed in accordance with regulations of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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

Hazardous waste management at OIT is comprised of four areas, labeling, storage, shipping and training. All containers of hazardous waste are labeled to identify the material as well as the specific on-campus generator. All wastes are stored in a secured location until shipment off campus. All hazardous waste is shipped to regulated hazardous waste disposal sites per Oregon University System (OUS) contract. Members of each department that routinely generates hazardous wastes are trained in proper packing and labeling procedures as well as basic handling requirements.

The majority of hazardous waste is generated in academic laboratories (Natural Sciences, Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging) and as the result of routine maintenance activities. Attempts to identify waste reduction options are an on-going process at OIT. OIT is committed to reducing the types and amounts of hazardous waste generated on campus. This initiative is driven by environmental and employee exposure concerns as well as financial management. All waste streams at OIT have been assessed for reduction efforts.

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

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