Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) has developed a robust program for the management of chemical waste generated from university laboratories, support services and operations. The purpose of the program is to protect the safety of students, employees, and visitors, protect the environment and to comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
The Chemical Waste Management Manual and associated guidance documents were developed by Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) to establish a written plan to address how the University manages all chemical waste generated from Temple University (TU).
Radiological and biological waste are covered in the Radiation Safety Manual and the Biosafety Manual respectively, and are therefore not covered by this program.
Have a Chemical Waste Question? Call us at (215) 707-2520 (2-2520) or use the EHRS Contact Form.
Individuals may submit chemical waste disposal request to Environmental Health and Radiation Safety.
Methods for Managing Specific Chemical Waste
EHRS provides specific information and guidance on numerous chemical waste streams generated in various departments, operations, and disciplines throughout the University.
Maintenance Related Chemical Waste Management
Office/Clerical Chemical Waste Management
Pharmaceutical Chemical Waste Management
Art-related Chemical Waste Management
Renovation, Construction, and Demolition Chemical Waste Management
Dental/Clinical Chemical Waste Management
Chemical Inventory (CEMS)
Manage your chemical inventory and access Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in CEMS.
- Log into CEMS (CEMS account required)
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) describe the physical and health hazards of chemicals or chemical-containing products and can be accessed in CEMS.
- Search for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (CEMS account NOT required)
EHRS has a wide variety of programs and publications (fact sheets, forms, guides, manuals, etc.) available to assist you in working safely with chemicals in your work environment.
A listing of key applicable regulations, standards, and external guidelines available for review by the University community.
EHRS offers a wide variety of training courses to increase your knowledge, improve your ability to recognize and mitigate risk, and help maintain a safe work environment.