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  • CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL

    MANUAL

    Last revised January 22, 2018

    The information included herein has come from a variety of reliable sources and is

    believed to be accurate. It is intended for the use of faculty, staff, and student of Dalhousie

    University. The information provided is designed for educational use only, and is not a

    substitute for specific training or experience. The material contained in this document may

    not be the most current. Once printed this becomes an uncontrolled document.

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    Table of Contents

    1.0 Overview ................................................................................................................... 4

    2.0 Responsibilities ......................................................................................................... 4

    2.1 Dean, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrators ............................... 4

    2.2 Environmental Health and Safety Office ......................................................... 5

    2.3 Supervisors, Researchers, and Principal Investigators .................................. 5

    2.4 Employee........................................................................................................ 6

    2.5 Student ........................................................................................................... 6

    3.0 Waste Minimization ................................................................................................... 6

    4.0 Waste Segregation .................................................................................................... 7

    4.1 Waste Streams ............................................................................................... 7

    4.2 Storage ........................................................................................................... 8

    5.0 Chemical Waste Collection ....................................................................................... 9

    5.1 Labelling ......................................................................................................... 9

    Figure 1: Sample chemical waste label...................................................... 9

    5.2 Containers .................................................................................................... 11

    Figure 2: Hazardous waste label ............................................................. 11

    5.3 Chemical Waste Disposal Form ................................................................... 12

    Figure 3: Tabs of Chemical Waste Disposal Form ................................... 12

    5.4 Scheduling .................................................................................................... 13

    5.5 Collection ...................................................................................................... 13

    5.6 Chemistry Department Collection ................................................................. 13

    6.0 Non-routine Materials .............................................................................................. 13

    6.1 Non-routine Collection Procedure ................................................................. 14

    7.0 Post-collection ......................................................................................................... 15

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    Appendix A: Definitions ................................................................................................. 16

    Appendix B: Specific Use and Disposal Considerations ................................................ 17

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    1.0 Overview

    Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading research universities, and as such

    houses a number of research and teaching laboratories that generate a wide range of

    hazardous chemical waste. Improper disposal of chemical waste can lead to serious

    risks to people and the environment. Not only does the inappropriate disposal of

    chemicals lead to physical harm, it can lead to legal prosecution on federal, provincial or

    municipal levels. Dalhousie University is committed to the proper and legal disposal of

    hazardous waste.

    The management of chemical waste streams is everyone's responsibility. The co-

    operation of all members of the University community is essential to ensure that all

    chemical waste is disposed of in the manner described in this document.

    Proper disposal is achieved through the Environmental Health and Safety Office’s

    Hazardous Waste Disposal Program. This document describes how routine and non-

    routine chemical waste can be disposed of. These processes are in place for the

    Studley, Carleton, Sexton, and Agricultural campuses.

    Please note that this document does not describe the processes for disposing of

    biohazardous or radioactive waste materials.

    2.0 Responsibilities

    As per the internal responsibility system, chemical waste management is everyone’s

    responsibility. The following outlines the primary responsibilities that various parties on

    Dalhousie University campuses bear.

    2.1 Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrators

    The above mentioned are responsible for ensuring that all members of the Department

    are informed regarding the procedures described herein and for ensuring that they are

    adhered to. They are also responsible for ensuring that all chemical materials have

    clear ownership and that non-routine chemicals do not accumulate.

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    2.2 Environmental Health and Safety Office

    The Environmental Health and Safety Office (henceforth referred to as “EHS Office”)

    shall arrange the collection of hazardous chemical waste from generators in a safe and

    timely manner. This shall be primarily be accomplished through the Chemical Waste

    Collection. The EHS Office will:

     assist university waste generators with inquiries regarding hazardous chemical

    safety, storage, and disposal;

     accept feedback from stakeholders on a continuous basis so as to improve the

    program and ensure its effectiveness;

     coordinate with external contractors to ensure the proper recycling and/or disposal

    of the chemical wastes;

     ensure that the university chemical waste program is concurrent with all federal,

    provincial and municipal regulations, and;

     serve as a liaison to regulators on behalf of the University.

    2.3 Supervisors, Researchers, and Principal Investigators

    Supervisors, researchers, and principal investigators (henceforth referred to as

    “supervisors”) are responsible for complying with the procedures described in this

    document and for seeking guidance from the EHS Office as needed.

    Supervisors are responsible for:

     prearranging waste handling and disposal methods for laboratory experiments;

     segregating incompatible waste streams, and ensuring that they are stored

    correctly;

     ensuring that routine waste is transported in a secondary means of containment;

     reducing the volume of chemical waste produced by routine operations, and;

     ensuring that non-routine chemical wastes do not accumulate.

    Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all personnel being supervised (both staff

    and students) are aware of and adhere to the proper handling, safety procedures, and

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    disposal methods. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all information

    submitted to the EHS Office is accurate and correct.

    2.4 Employee

    Employees are responsible for adhering to the procedures described within this

    document. Employees are responsible for ensuring that their supervisor has provided

    and/or directed them with the correct training in accordance with the work that they will

    be carrying out. They are responsible for segregating incompatible waste streams as

    described. When employees are directed by their supervisor to submit information to the

    EHS Office, they are responsible for ensuring that the information is accurate and

    correct.

    2.5 Student

    Students are responsible for adhering to the procedures described within this document.

    Students are responsible for ensuring that their supervisor has provided and/or directed

    them with the correct training in accordance with the work that they will be carrying out.

    3.0 Waste Minimization

    Waste minimization strategies are crucial to reducing the volume and toxicity of

    chemical waste that are being disposed from the university. The benefits of waste

    minimization strategies include reducing potential health hazards, decreasing pollution,

    decreasing costs for various parties, and reducing potential long-ter