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Is Your Chemical Waste Stored Properly?

Chemical waste generated during research activities must be stored by specific criteria. The storage area for laboratory chemical waste is termed Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAA). There are three C’s for proper SAA waste chemical storage containers: Closed – All chemical waste containers must remain closed except at the moment the container is being filled. Contents […]

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Update to the Hazardous Waste Guidelines

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) updated and expanded the Hazardous Waste Guidelines, now titled Regulated Waste Guidelines to include additional topics listed below. The current version is on our website under Forms/Documents. This guideline provides information for proper management of regulated waste so that we protect our environment and maintain compliance with applicable […]

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Managing Your Laboratory Satellite Accumulation Area

Chemical waste is generated across the Emory Research and Healthcare Communities. All used and unwanted chemicals are handled as Regulated Wastes and are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO).  You can request waste pick-up through the Online Waste Request System on EHSO’s Main Website. The designated area in your lab where waste […]

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Managing Your Hazardous Waste

Chemical waste is generated across the Emory Research and Healthcare communities. This hazardous waste is handled as Regulated Wastes and are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO). You can request hazardous waste pick-up through the Online Waste Request System by clicking the “Waste Collection” link located on the EHSO website (ehso.emory.edu). The […]

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New Hazardous Waste Vendor- US Ecology

EHSO would like to introduce the new hazardous waste collection vendor – US Ecology. Beginning May 2020, you will see new uniformed personnel picking up your hazardous waste. The change in vendor has no impact on the Emory process for chemical waste. Continue to use the link titled “Waste Collection” located on the EHSO website […]

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Important – Do you Store Hazardous Chemical Waste?

New Hazardous Waste Regulations have recently been adopted; here are the current guidelines for hazardous chemical waste management implemented by the Emory Environmental Health and Safety Office: AFFIX a completed Hazardous Waste Label; list all primary chemical constituents and their percentages. AFFIX all Globally Harmonized System (GHS) pictograms that define the hazard of the chemical […]

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Quick Reminders about Waste Segregation and Disposal

Recently, EHSO received reports of incorrect waste disposal and recycling practices.  The reports included instances of improper glove disposal, improper disposal of unused lab supplies, improper storage of autoclaved waste, and improper disposal of UV lamps.   Additionally, here are a few quick reminders on how you should segregate and dispose of your lab’s waste.To […]

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The 3 C’s of Chemical Waste Management

April is Environmental Month. The EHSO Environmental Compliance Group assists Emory University investigators in complying with applicable United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations. These regulations were developed to protect our natural resources.  EHSO provides guidance on chemical waste disposal to ensure that our natural resources are protected, and that Emory maintains regulatory compliance.  […]

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New! Chemical Safety Webpage

Do you need information or resources related to chemicals or chemical safety? Are you looking for guidance on submitting a Chemical in Animals Protocol or chemical waste disposal? The EHSO website launched a chemical safety webpage which assist labs with managing the use of chemicals from purchase to disposal. Currently, the webpage includes: The University’s […]

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The 3 C’s of Chemical Waste Management

April is Environmental Month. The EHSO Environmental Compliance Group assists Emory University investigators in compliancing with applicable United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations. These regulations were developed to protect our natural resources. EHSO provides guidance on chemical waste disposal to ensure that our natural resources are protected and that Emory maintains regulatory compliance. […]

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