|Approved on November 2, 2009||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Executive Vice President and Provost
|Roderick J. McDavis|
Date of Approval
|November 2, 2009|
The hazard may arise from exposure by one or more routes, including skin contact, inhalation, or ingestion, or in the case of radioactive materials even by time spent in proximity, without direct physical contact. In addition to splashing and flowing, liquids may also disperse through the air as vapors or aerosols, and dusts or powders may disperse through the air as well.
Mixed waste is multi-hazardous waste that includes radioactive material.
Specially Regulated waste is any waste that becomes a public concern and is regulated specifically. The previous seven wastes are examples of such waste.
If hazardous material status cannot be determined, call Environmental Health and Safety ("EHS") and request a review by the Hazardous Materials Manager. Unknown materials will be treated as Hazardous Materials until they are determined to be non-hazardous.
In addition to the Hazardous Materials Management Manual, material handling procedures can be found by:
All campus locations that handle, store, or use liquid hazardous materials shall have available enough absorbent to mitigate a spill equal to the largest size container of liquid at that location.
All campus locations that handle, store, or use liquid hazardous materials shall post the following emergency information in an area available to each person using the laboratory, printed in a font size large enough to be read by a person with normal vision from a distance of at least ten feet, and prepared so as to facilitate rapid updating whenever the facts change:
|Ohio University Police:||593-1911|
|Environmental Health and Safety:||593-1666|
|Athens City Police:||911|
|Athens City Fire Department:||911|
|Fire Extinguisher Location:|
|Absorbent Materials and |
Personnel Protective Equipment Location:
|Fire Pull Station Location:|
|Name of Lab-Specific Responsible Person:|
|Phone Number of Lab-Specific Responsible Person:|
For hazardous materials located on regional campuses, the local law enforcement and fire department should be identified and the appropriate phone numbers should be provided, rather than those for Athens City.
The person responsible for the location shall consult with EHS and with University Planning and Implementation when preparing the sign; see also Policy 42.100, "Campus Signs."
EHS shall be provided with a copy of the text of each such sign immediately after it is first posted and immediately after any change to any of the posted information. This will facilitate EHS' maintenance of a complete and accurate inventory of locations and hazards, both for its own use and to assist local first-responders.
For additional information and specific procedures, see the Hazardous Materials Management Manual, the Biosafety Manual, or the Radiation Safety Handbook.
|Dick Piccard revised this file (https://www.ohio.edu/policy/44-104.html) on March 23, 2016.|