Hazardous Materials Management
The UA Chemical Hygiene Plan requires that no chemicals be disposed of by pouring them down the drains. EHS encourages compliance with this rule by making the disposal procedure as effortless and economical as possible. EHS picks up unwanted chemicals, transports them to the Chemical Storage Facility, manages the chemicals, maintains all documentation and pays for disposal. Detailed information for this process can be found in the Chemical Disposal Guidelines.
Biological materials should be disposed of according to the policies in the Medical Waste Manual.
EHS also provides emergency response services to the University campus. This service includes remediation of incidents involving hazardous chemicals, biological agents and radioactive materials. Almost daily there are a number of minor spills in many laboratories across campus. Lab supervisors handle most of these themselves. However if assistance is needed you may contact EHS at 348-5905 during normal operating hours (8:00-4:45 M-F). At any time and after hours, you may contact UAPD at 348-5454 to report a hazardous material emergency. You should provide information including location, materials involved and a brief description of the situation.