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Properly Disposing of Hazardous Wastes at the School of Earth Sciences

All researchers share the responsibility for properly handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials used in their experiments and utilizing good management practices as part of their daily lab operations.

Identification - How to identify waste, role of waste generator to use the waste hierarchy, and reference table correlating hazard categories and Department of Transportation (DOT) designations.

Labeling - How to properly fill out a waste tag and other labeling requirements.

Managing Waste - includes properly storing waste and knowing how to arrange for disposal through the University's hazardous waste program.

Inspection Preparation

  • Use previous regulatory agency inspection reports as a preparation guide. Record corrections on your quarterly lab and shop inspection form.
  • Most Commonly Cited Items during recent Santa Clara County Hazardous Materials and Waste Inspection.
  • Contact the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator for additional information.
  • CAP Team member can conduct a site visit to prepare your lab for a hazardous waste inspection.