|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 11, 2014|
University of Cincinnati
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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Office of Sustainability
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:
UC's Environmental Health and Safety department has issued advisory guidance on the reduction of hazardous waste. EHS implements a waste management program with to goal to reduce the amount of waste generated. EHS guidance covers waste audits, material substitution, equipment redeisgn, recycling and reuse, waste exchanges, detoxification, reduction of scale, purchasing criteria, control of reagents, preplanning of experiments, and planning for recapitalization of facilities.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Environmental Health and Safety requires all departments generating chemical or infectious waste to develop a Chemical Hygiene Plan in consultation with EHS staff. EHS responds to all hazardous materials incidents.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available: