Chemical Waste Management Program

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Chemical Waste Management Program

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.

Notice of EPA Updates to Hazardous Waste Regulations

Chemical Waste Management Manual

Chemical Waste Pickup Request

Individuals may submit chemical waste disposal request to Environmental Health and Radiation Safety.


Chemical Inventory

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Manage your chemical inventory and access Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in ChemInventory.

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 ChemInventory.

EHRS Publications Related to Chemical Safety

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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.

Compliance Regulations, Standards, & Guidelines

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A listing of key applicable regulations, standards, and external guidelines available for review by the University community.


Click here for Training

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.