Hazardous Waste & Chemical Safety Training
Every WWU faculty or staff member using chemicals and/or generating hazardous waste needs to complete annual training to comply with federal and state regulation. The training at the link below includes the following training elements:
- Chemical safety, including hazard communication and laboratory safety
- Hazardous waste
- Chemical transportation safety
- Personal protective equipment
- Stormwater protection
Students using chemicals and/or engaging in independent research which creates their own, specific waste streams need to comply as well. Students may receive department-based training. If not, students should contact their instructor to determine the appropriate method of training.
Please click on the following link to start the training:
Chemical wastes or chemicals that are surplus or no longer wanted may be disposed of through the Environmental Health and Safety office. Fill out a Hazardous Waste/Surplus Chemical Collection Request Form and return it to the Environmental Health and Safety office by campus mail (MS: 9070) or Fax (650-6514). Contact EHS at x3064 for information on training and waste disposal.