Hazardous Materials Management SafetyNets

Hazardous Materials Management





EPA's Refrigerant Recycling Rule Requirements for the disposal, recycling or salvage of refrigeration equipment (i.e. air conditioners, growth chambers, refrigerators, or freezers), and refrigerants and oils.


Oxyacetylene Safety Guidelines Instructions on how to handle and equip oxyacetalyne rigs with flashback arrestor (gas safety) devices, including notifying the fire department of such procedures. 


Sharps Safety Guidelines  Guidelines on how to safely handle and dispose of sharps (i.e. scapels, needles, syringes, and laboratory glass, or pipette tips). 


Eye and Face Safety Protection for Laboratory Workers Instructions on how to use and maintain the required eye/facial protections for laboratory work.  


Drain Disposal Guidelines Guidelines of appropriate wastewater disposal methods (what can and cannot go down campus drains).


Chemical Waste Disposal Guidelines Guidelines of appropriate chemical waste disposal. (i.e. light bulbs, aerosol cans, oily wastes, empty containers, etc.)


Radioactive Waste Disposal Guidelines Guidelines of appropriate radioactive waste disposal (i.e. scintillation vials, radioactive solid and liquid waste) and waste minimization techniques. 


Why Didn't the Custodian Pick Up My Trash?  List of materials that custodians will not pick up, and that need to be properly disposed of. 


Safe Use of Nitric Acid List of safety tips to know before handling Nitric Acid.


Guidelines for Mercury Spill Control Safety procedures for evaluating and cleaning-up Mercury spills. 


Safe Use of Perchloric Acid List of safety tips to know before handling Percloric acid. 


Effective Use of Autoclaves Review of proper use of autoclaves to ensure that they are used safely, effectively, and in compliance with applicable regulations.


Hazardous Materials Information and Training Outline of requirements for safety under the Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act. 


Managing Chemical Waste Streams to Reduce Disposal Cost How to properly identify and label hazardous chemical wastes in order to reduce disposal cost.


Guidelines for Pesticide Retention and Disposal Guidelines for registered and non-registered pesticide retention and disposal.


General Guidelines for Storage and Management of Laboratory Chemicals Guidelines to properly manage and store chemicals safely in your work place.


Identification and Segregation of Chemical Waste Guidelines for safe and proper handling of chemical wastes


Ethidium Bromide Solutions Detoxification General information about Ethidium Bromide as well as a list of companies that offer detoxification products. 


Compressed Gas Safety General guidelines for use, transport, and storage of gas cylinders. 


Safe Use and Management of Picric Acid General information regarding Picric Acid including its chemical properties and its proper storage.


Guidelines for Completing the Chemical Waste Label Guidelines for completing the chemical waste label when a container begins to be filled. A tutorial video on how to create a WASTe can be found. 


Use of Non-EPA Regulated Scintillation Cocktails  List of contractors to contact to dispose of  NON-EPA regulated Scintillation cocktails. 


Preparing for a CUPA Inspection  List of steps to follow to ensure that you are in compliance with the state and federal regulations of working with hazardous materials and/or accumulate hazardous waste. 


Proper Disposal of Universal and Electronic Wastes General informational regarding the proper disposal of universal and electronic wastes including a list of disposal resources at UC Davis.


Empty Container Management  Guidelines to follow to determine  how an empty container that once held hazardous material should be disposed. 


Safety Management Program Guidelines for Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs)  Description of DSCs responsibilities including being safety representatives, organizing, and maintaining safety programs within their department or work unit. 


Guidelines for Export Compliance General information regarding how U.S. export laws and regulations operate to restrict the use and access to controlled information, goods, and technology for reasons of national security or protection of trade. 


Safety Management Program Guidelines for Supervisors A brief summary, including helpful resources, of the supervisor specific elements of the Safety Management Program is included. Supervisors play a vital role in communications and enforcing the safety management and injury & illness prevention program to their employees. 


Safety Program Guidelines for Principal Investigators A checklist of the Principal Investigators responsibilities under campus policy. A brief summary of the elements of the Safety Management program is also included. 


Procedures for Safe Use of Pyrophoric/ Water Reactive Reagents This document describes the hazards, proper handling, disposal, and emergency procedures for working pyrophoric and water reactive materials. Failure to follow proper handling procedures can results in fire or explosion, leading to serious injuries, death, and/or significant damage to facilities. 


Guidelines for Handling Formaldehyde Safety precautions to take when handling formaldehyde including a list of symptoms of exposure, employee information and training, ventilation, respiratory protection, safe work practices, etc. 


Guidelines for Handling Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride) Safety precautions to take when handling dichloromethane (methylene chloride) including a list of symptoms of exposure, employee information and training, ventilation, respiratory protection, safe work practices, etc.