Hazardous Materials and Waste

Materials listed as hazardous are to be brought to campus in limited quantities and for unique purposes. Non-hazardous alternatives for all materials should be considered and used whenever possible to protect those involved with the transport, use, storage, and observation of activities where hazardous materials are involved. Consultation with the Director of Safety and Risk Management should occur before bringing hazardous materials to campus to ensure that alternatives have been evaluated, proper storage and use conditions can be met, and disposal plans can be established. The management and responsibility for any hazardous material shall remain that of the designated full-time university employee who is qualified, competent, and responsible for procuring the hazardous material. This employee will be accountable for the hazardous material from when it arrives on campus until the point it can be legally and adequately disposed of. Facilities Management and the Director of Safety and Risk Management are available for consultation but will not manage any hazardous material belonging to other departments while it is on campus.

The development of written safety programs for the management of hazardous materials is the responsibility of the department using the hazardous materials. These written plans must be available for review and use by those handling, using, and disposing of the hazardous materials for which the plan is written.

SUU Chemical Hygiene Plan (The SUU Chemical Hygiene Plan is currently under review. For questions, please contact the Director of Safety and Risk Management at (435) 704-1215. In the event of an emergency, dial 911).

Hazardous Materials Surveys for University-Owned Buildings

Safety Data Sheet Library