Western Environmental and Chemical Compliance 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:

View the Environmental and Chemical Compliance Training Presentation

Take the Hazardous Waste Training Quiz

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.

Page Updated 11.22.2017