|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Oct. 29, 2014|
Simon Fraser University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management
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Environmental Health and Research Safety
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:
Hazardous waste management is regulated federally through Environment Canada, provincially through the Ministry of the Environment, and locally through the GVRD Sewer-Use Bylaw. SFU's policy is to comply with all legislation to protect the environment. SFU is currently developing a comprehensive hazardous waste management program.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
SFU is summarizing all the common hazardous waste streams within the hazardous waste management program, as well as non-regulated chemical waste that has the potential to be generated on campus. A summary guide that can be posted in work areas has also been developed and distributed.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
SFU has not had any significant/reportable hazardous material release incidents in the past three years.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
SFU does not have a formal system in place, but consideration for the sharing, reuse or redistribution of lab chemicals is mentioned in lab safety training.
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):
All electronic waste is recycled through facilities services.
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Electronic recycling through facilities services is certified by the EPRA to be ethically recycled.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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