Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.25
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date March 22, 2013
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

SIUE has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which was instituted by a Presidential Directive to ensure all institutions and emergency response agencies have a framework to work effectively and efficiently during emergency response and recovery efforts. Emergency Management and Safety is responsible for developing and revising emergency operations plans, recruiting and training an emergency response team and operating and maintaining an emergency operations center.

Emergency Management and Safety is also responsible for ensuring University compliance with federal and state worker safety and environmental regulations and policies. The Emergency Management and Safety department is responsible for hazardous materials handling and disposal, which includes hazardous, bio-hazardous and radiological materials. In addition, SIUE employees can request that an ergonomic assessment of their workstation is performed to ensure they have a safe working environment.


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

SIUE has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which was instituted by a Presidential Directive to ensure all institutions and emergency response agencies have a framework to work effectively and efficiently during emergency response and recovery efforts. Emergency Management and Safety is responsible for developing and revising emergency operations plans, recruiting and training an emergency response team and operating and maintaining an emergency operations center.

Emergency Management and Safety is also responsible for ensuring University compliance with federal and state worker safety and environmental regulations and policies. The Emergency Management and Safety department is responsible for hazardous materials handling and disposal, which includes hazardous, bio-hazardous and radiological materials. In addition, SIUE employees can request that an ergonomic assessment of their workstation is performed to ensure they have a safe working environment.


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

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