The University of Alabama through the Office of Health and Safety (EHS) has a comprehensive management program to address the use, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. These materials include chemical, biological, radiological, and other hazardous substances. Specific handling and storage criteria for laboratories is addressed in the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

Waste disposal is a major component of any comprehensive hazardous material management program. Disposal is addressed under a separate topic in the section.