(UPDATED June 8, 2005)
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|Chemical||Keep Out of Contact With|
|Acetic Acid||Chromic acid, nitric acid hydroxyl compounds, ethylene, glycol, perchloric acid, peroxides, permanganates|
|Acetone||Concentrated nitric and sulfuric acid mixtures|
|Acetylene||Chlorine, bromine, copper, fluorine, silver, mercury|
|Alkali Metals||Water, carbon tetrachloride or other chlorinated hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, the halogens|
|Ammonia, anhydrous||Mercury, chlorine, calcium hypochlorite, iodine, bromine, hydrofluoric acid|
|Ammonium Nitrate||Acids, metal powders, flammable liquids, chlorates, nitrites, sulfur, finely divided organic or combustible materials|
|Aniline||Nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide|
|Arsenical materials||Any reducing agent|
|Bromine||Same as chlorine|
|Carbon (activated)||Calcium hypochlorite, all oxidizing agents.|
|Chlorates||Ammonium salts, acids, metal powders, sulfur, finely divided organic or combustible materials|
|Chromic Acid||Acetic acid, naphthalene, camphor, glycerin, turpentine, alcohol, flammable liquids in general|
|Chlorine||Ammonia, acetylene, butadiene, butane, methane, propane (or other petroleum gases), hydrogen, sodium carbide, turpentine, benzene, finely divided metals|
|Chlorine Dioxide||Ammonia, methane, phosphine, hydrogen sulfide|
|Copper||Acetylene, hydrogen peroxide|
|Cumene Hydroperoxide||Acids, organic or inorganic|
|Flammable Liquids||Ammonium nitrate, chromic acid, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid, sodium peroxide, halogens|
|Hydrocarbons||Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, chromic acid, sodium peroxide|
|Hydrocyanic Acid||Nitric acid, alkali|
|Hydrofluoric Acid||Ammonia, aqueous or anhydrous|
|Hydrogen Peroxide||Copper, chromium, iron, most metals or their salts, alcohols, acetone, organic materials, aniline, nitromethane, flammable liquids, oxidizing gases|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||Fuming nitric acid, oxidizing gases, acetylene, ammonia (aqueous or anhydrous), hydrogen|
|Hypochlorites||Acids, activated carbon|
|Iodine||Acetylene, ammonia (aqueous or anhydrous), hydrogen|
|Mercury||Acetylene, fulminic acid, ammonia|
|Nitric Acid (concentrated)||Acetic acid, aniline, chromic acid, hydrocyanic acid, hydrogen sulfide, flammable liquids, flammable gases|
|Nitroparaffins||Inorganic bases, amines|
|Oxalic Acid||Silver, mercury|
|Oxygen||Oils, grease, hydrogen; flammable liquids, solids, or gases|
|Perchloric Acid||Acetic anhydride, bismuth and its alloys, alcohol, paper, wood|
|Peroxides, organic||Acids (organic or mineral), avoid friction, store cold|
|Phosphorus (white)||Air, oxygen, alkalies, reducing agents|
|Potassium||Carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide, water|
|Potassium Chlorate||Sulfuric and other acids|
|Potassium Permanganate||Glycerin, ethylene glycol, benzaldehyde, sulfuric acid|
|Silver||Acetylene, oxalic acid, tartaric acid, ammonium compounds|
|Sodium||Carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide, water|
|Sodium nitrite||Ammonium nitrate and other ammonium salts|
|Sodium Peroxide||Ethyl or methyl alcohol, glacial acetic acid, acetic anhydride, benzaldehyde, carbon disulfide, glycerin, ethylene glycol, ethyl acetate, methyl acetate, furfural|
|Sulfuric Acid||Potassium chlorate, potassium perchlorate, potassium permanganate (or compounds with similar light metals, such as sodium, lithium, etc.)|
The purpose of this guide is to provide the necessary information to employees to properly process and dispose of all hazardous chemical wastes. Information is provided on how to segregate, package, and label waste for pick-up and transportation to the campus Hazardous Waste Storage Building.
Risk Management and Safety provides a service of collection, transportation, storing and proper disposal of hazardous chemical wastes generated on campus. The system is designed primarily to collect small quantities of hazardous chemical wastes generated in the university's academic laboratories, studio and shops.
The management system was established to protect the health and safety of employees, students and the citizens of Whitewater. Also to comply with hazardous waste laws, regulations and to minimize the quantity of chemical hazardous waste and associated disposal costs.
Detailed definitions and lists of substances that are considered hazardous chemicals are contained in U.S. EPA regulations, Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations Part 261 and Wisconsin DNR Regulations NR 181 Wisconsin Administration Code. In general, however, a chemical is considered a hazardous chemical waste if it is ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic. This covers a VERY wide range of chemicals; therefore it is prudent to consider any chemical waste as hazardous until it is proven to be non-hazardous. Also any substance which is radioactive would be considered a hazardous substance.
Assistance in the identification and classification of chemical wastes may be obtained from the office of Risk Management and Safety by calling x1856.
Precautions should be taken when handling hazardous waste. Hazardous chemical waste must be properly labeled with a clear identification of the contents including the type of hazard i.e. flammable, corrosive, poison, oxidizer etc. When handling hazardous waste, appropriate protective equipment should be used depending on the nature of the waste and type of hazard. Protective equipment most commonly needed are safety goggles, face shields, gloves and aprons or lab coats. When processing or filling containers with hazardous chemical waste, it may be necessary to perform the operation in a fume hood.
In order to provide for the safe and efficient removal of hazardous chemical waste from campus they must be properly prepared and packaged by the generator. Requirements for chemical waste pick-up are listed as follows:
The following procedures are REQUIRED for having wastes collected by Risk Management and Safety:
Containers larger than 5 gallons may be used only with prior arrangements with Risk Management and Safety. Wastes which are not packaged according to these specifications, must be re-packaged prior to pickup.
They will not be collected if the container is determined to be unsafe for transport! Re-packing will be required before transport will be done. Call Risk Management and Safety if you need help in determining the appropriate type of container for your waste.
PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE IN PUTTING WASTE IN CONTAINERS FOR PICK-UP.
The success of the Hazardous Waste Management Program on the campus depends on the conscientious efforts of each University Employee. You are the one handling hazardous substances, it is important that you follow the steps in the following guide.
The records generated must be sent to Risk Management and Safety for inclusion in the hazardous waste disposal annual report required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
|Acid/Base Neutralization Log for Laboratories and Studios|
|Date||Volume||Source||Chemical Name||Initial PH||Final PH||Final Disposition||Verification: No Heavy Metals||Department||Chemist Neutralizing|
Revised: August 31, 2007
The Hazardous Waste Management Policy is established to aid the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in achieving and maintaining compliance with the hazardous waste regulation, NR 661 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. The NR 661 requirements include locating the waste sources on campus, evaluating the waste characteristics and controlling the substance from generation to final treatment and disposal.
The Director of Risk Management & Safety serves as the Hazardous Waste Coordinator for the University. The Coordinator will manage the campus hazardous waste program and act as liaison with the UW System Administration and hazardous waste generators on campus.
All hazardous waste is to be disposed of using only the contracts and contractors that have been approved by UW System Administration. Contracts currently in place are for waste incineration, landfill, management of highly reactive/explosive materials, and analytical testing. All waste shipments and contractor scheduling are coordinated with UW System Administration to reduce costs and maximize scheduling. Waste will be treated or disposed of only using facilities and sites that have been approved by UW System Environmental Health and Safety staff.
No university institution or employee is to accept donated hazardous substances or chemicals from outside sources without notification to the Hazardous Waste Coordinator and development of a written plan exists for the use of the entire quantity within six months of its receipt. No university institution or employee shall be permitted accept hazardous wastes from a person or organization external to the University.
Hazardous substances and chemicals should be purchased in amounts commensurate with normal consumption rates. Excessive procurements of hazardous chemicals eventually creates large volumes of wastes that can endanger campus safety and the University's EPA/DNR regulatory status. The campus Hazard Communication Program requires that each employing unit of the University that uses or stores hazardous chemicals to obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from the manufacturer or distributor. A copy of each MSDS obtained must be routed to the campus Risk Management and Safety Office for inclusion in the master MSDS file and entry into the master Chemical Inventory system.
Questions regarding biological, chemical, radioactive or infectious waste should be directed to the Office of Risk Management and Safety at 1856.
The administration of the recycling program is under the general supervision of the Director of Facilities Planning & Management and is as follows.
FP&M Purchasing has initiated a comprehensive plan to seek out, recommend, obtain, and procure products having recycled content. All copier paper purchased is 30% post consumer recycled product. All hygienic paper products are made with recycled products.Campus Printing and Central Stores encourages the use of recycled papers.
Material is recycled from all buildings on campus. Waste is separated into two waste streams: recyclable and non-recyclable waste. This is done by a color coded system:
Recyclables provide operational savings by reducing the volume of waste material taken to the landfill. Recycling also reduces landfill emissions and the associated effects on climate. Records of total waste weight, recyclable weight, and non-recyclable waste weight will be maintained to determine recycling success for the campus.A successful recycling program requires support and participation at all levels of the organization. This team effort requires faculty, staff, employers and students are educated and involved.
Questions on the Battery Recycling policy should be directed to Mike Hirschfield 472-1321 ext.3012, Stores and Receiving in Facilities Planning and Management.