Environmental Health & Safety coordinates management of all hazardous wastes at WSU Tri-Cities in order to protect the health and safety of university employees, students and visitors and to meet local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the City of Richland all maintain regulations describing proper management of hazardous waste. Violations of local, state, or federal hazardous waste laws may result in fines and/or imprisonment for university personnel.
Proper management of hazardous wastes requires the cooperation of all university departments, staff, faculty, and students.
Information describing the identification, storage, labeling, and disposal of hazardous wastes appear on the following pages. Note: The procedures described in this section apply only to chemical wastes. Additional restrictions apply to biohazardous and radioactive wastes. Contact EH&S for assistance with these.