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Hazardous Waste Management Program Change

Effective January 6, 2014, the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) will begin utilizing a new vendor (PSC Environmental) to collect chemical waste. EHSO will work closely with PSC to provide the same level of service to you, our customers. With the exception of changes to the weekly collection schedule, operational changes will be minimal. […]

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic Wastes (e-waste) may contain heavy metals in quantities that are prohibited from landfill disposal and should be recycled whenever possible. Please note that equipment that can be reused is not waste and can be collected by Surplus Properties for possible redistribution. The following are examples of e-waste that must be recycled: Lab equipment Computers, […]

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Cleaning up Biological Spills

Minor spills can be safely handled without the assistance of EHSO or emergency response personnel. Spills are considered minor if the volume is less than 100ml.  Here is a simple example.  A researcher is walking to the BSC holding a few test tubes containing blood.  On the way to the BSC, the researcher drops a […]

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Does Your Lab Require a Department of Defense Certificate of Environmental Compliance?

To obtain a signature on the Department of Defense Certificate of Environmental Compliance (DOD-CEC) from the Director of EHSO, each PI will need to submit the following documents: Scientific Abstract from Grant Proposal, PI Assurance document, and the Certificate of Environmental Compliance. EHSO will conduct a lab inspection, review the scientific abstract, and verify the […]

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Hazardous Waste Compliance for Laboratories

Federal regulations governing management of chemical waste are written and enforced with the goal of protecting our environment. EHSO interprets these very complex regulations and implements programs, such as the Laboratory Self-Inspection Program, that assist laboratories with compliance. The lab inspection process is a tool researchers should use to evaluate compliance with laboratory waste management. […]

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Holiday Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

The Environmental Health and Safety Office will suspend the normal hazardous waste collection schedule from Friday December 21, until Wednesday, January 2.  If there is a critical need for waste collection during this time period please call at (404) 727-5922 or e-mail at chemwaste@emory.edu.  This suspension will not impact Emory University Hospital. The normal hazardous […]

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Controlled Drug Disposal

On October 25, 2012 an Agent from the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) will be on campus to receive Controlled Drugs for disposal.  Drugs may be delivered to the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Suite G-44 from 9-11am.  A completed DEA 41 Form must be completed by the Registrant before Controlled Drugs may be surrendered […]

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