This page offers a collection of health and safety resources for those who generate any form of hazardous waste during their work, research or studies at the University.
- DEHS Overview: Regents' Policy on Waste Abatement and Pollution Prevention
This DEHS overview describes the University's objective to reduce all waste and emissions.
- Minnesota Employee Right to Know Act
DEHS offers a brief overview of the Minnesota Employee Right to Know Act (MERTKA) that is a regulation established by the Minnesota branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Hazardous Waste Rules of Thumb for Compliance
This is a condensed, and easy to understand card that provides the top 10 ways to meet hazardous waste regulations.
- Policy for Termination of Laboratory use of Hazardous Materials
There is a University policy on properly disposing of any hazardous materials when closing down or transfering research to another laboratory.
- Chemical Redistribution Program
Members of the University community may request chemicals that have collected and stored by the hazardous waste group of DEHS to re-use in their department without charge.
- Chemical Safety Day Program
The Chemical Safety Day Program (CSDP) is a cost-effective waste management program available to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. The CSDP works under the state hazardous waste contract and tailors the program to each customer's specific needs.
Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Guidebook
This guidebook is a comprehensive resource for those looking for emergency procedures, processing procedures, compliance information, waste reduction information, relevant contact information, and much more.
- Hazardous Materials Closeout Procedures Checklist
This checklist can be used to review and ensure all hazardous waste steps and regulations are followed when when closing down or transfering research to another laboratory.
- Thompson Center for Environmental Management
The page describes the facility that houses the University's Minnesota Hazardous Material Services, the Chemical Waste Management Group, The Emergency Chemical Spill (HazMat) Team, and the Chemical Recycling Program.
- Unidentified Chemical Objects
This page offers information about the disposal procedures surrounding unidentified chemicals.
- Emergency Information and Phone Numbers (PDF)
- Hazardous Material Transport Form (PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Generator Record of Training (PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Video Record of Training Form (PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Weekly Inspection Form 1 (PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Weekly Inspection Form 2 (PDF)
- Request for Permission to Dispose of Chemicals by Sewer or in Trash (PDF)
- Unknown Preliminary Analysis Checklist (PDF)