Policy: Chemical Safety and Waste Training
|Date: 05/27/05||Policy ID: SEC-003||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Environmental Health and Safety|
|Oversight Executive:||Vice President for Research|
|Applies To:||Academic Division and the Medical Center.|
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|Reason for Policy:||
The generation of hazardous wastes resulting from the use of chemicals or chemical products requires that individuals be trained in proper disposal to ensure their safety, the safety of others, and the environment. Proper disposal and training on proper procedures is required by Federal (Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and State (Department of Environmental Quality) regulations.
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Hazardous (Chemical) Waste: According to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, any waste or combination of wastes which pose a substantial, present or potential, hazard to human health or living organisms because such wastes are non degradable or persistent in nature or because they can be biologically magnified, or because they can be lethal, or because they may otherwise cause or tend to cause detrimental cumulative effects.
Hazardous (Chemical) Waste at the University of Virginia may include but is not limited to the following:
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will provide Chemical Safety and Waste Training, free-of-charge, to any faculty, staff or student member identified above. This training will be in accordance with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 29 CFR 1910.1450, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 and the Virginia Administrative Code ( Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 9 VAC 20-60). Line managers are responsible for implementing this policy and working with EHS to ensure that all individuals are identified and receive the required training. (Refer to the policy on the University Health & Safety Program for additional information on line manager responsibilities.)
In compliance with the Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200, "Right-to-Know") the University of Virginia has developed a Written Hazard Communication Program. The scope of this program applies to all staff, faculty and students (i.e., full-time, part-time) and all divisions/units contained herein. Copies of this written program can be obtained from EHS.
Copies of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450 and their appendices can be obtained from EHS (982-4911).
|Major Category:||Safety, Security and Environmental Quality|
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|Next Scheduled Review:||05/27/17|
|Approved By, Date:||Policy Review Committee, 05/27/05|
|Revision History:||Updated 2/25/14, 7/18/08.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):||Chemical Safety and Waste Training XIV.R.1|