Hazardous Material Management

 

Hazardous Waste
Hazardous wastes are typically produced in academic and research labs here on campus.  Lincoln University is small quantity generator, which means that our university generates between 220 - 2200 lbs of hazardous waste per month and must meet specific storage and management requirements.  Hazardous waste must not be disposed in regular trash. Those who generate the hazardous waste are responsible for proper labeling and separating the various waste by compatibility until the container is full or one year since the first drop of wate was placed in the container. Once the container is full or the generator holds the container for a year, EHS is responsible for picking up the waste, properly managing the material, and contacting the proper vendor to dispose the waste within 180 days. EHS is also responsible for laboratory inspections and guidance and training on proper management of hazardous waste.
 
Biological and Radioactive Waste
Biological and Radioactive materials here on campus consist of materials used in academic and research labs here on campus. EHS will coordinate with the various departments to ensure the health and safety while these materials remain on campus. EHS will also be responsible for assisting in guidance on proper management of these materials and contacting vendor for appropriate disposal.
See Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Radiation pages for more info
 
Special Waste
Many common chemicals used at Lincoln University are known to be toxic or otherwise hazardous, but are not characteristic or listed waste and therefore is not a RCRA hazardous waste. These materials are considered special wastes. The University uses a lot of these chemicals on a regular basis.  These chemicals can pose serious threats if disposed of in the trash or down the drain in large quantities.  EHS will also be responsible for assisting in guidance on proper management of these materials and contacting vendor (if necessary) for appropriate disposal.