Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety Office is here to assist faculty, staff and students maintain a safe place to work and study. We are a service organization that provides expertise and advice for compliance with federal, state and local safety and health regulations as well as current professional practices and guidelines. Our goal is to prevent injury, illnesses and environmental damage through the recognition, evaluation and control of potential hazards arising from university activities.


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Hazardous Waste Pick Up

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Waste Handling Labeling

Utah State University places a strong emphasis on ensuring the safety and well-being of our community and environment through effective hazardous waste management. When labeling hazardous waste containers, several vital components must be meticulously incorporated to ensure safety, compliance, and accountability.

Proudly display Utah State University's name and address as the waste generator, showing our commitment to accountability and traceability. Place the words "Hazardous Waste" on the container.

Label all containers with the specific chemical name for easy identification. Declare the chemical's particular hazard, like flammability, corrosiveness, toxicity, etc. so that everyone handling the containers is fully aware of the potential hazards.

Ensure the presence of a secure lid to prevent leaks and contain chemicals.

When it's time to bid adieu to a container, EH&S will note the date it leaves the lab and link it to a specific container number for recording and tracking. We'll also include the EPA codes (like D001, D002) to keep things compliant and help with accurate classification.

By carefully incorporating these elements, along with those trusty secure lids, into our hazardous waste container labels, we're building a robust framework for responsible hazardous waste management here at Utah State University. This approach showcases our dedication to the well-being of our community, protection of our environment, and unwavering adherence to regulatory guidelines.

And hey, our commitment doesn't stop there – we're all about regular training for our staff and students, making sure everyone's on board with safe and sustainable practices.

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