Chemical Hygiene Plan - It is the policy of Suffolk University to provide a safe and healthy workplace, with adequate protection from exposure to hazardous chemicals and biological or physical agents. The purpose of this document is to define the basic policies, procedures, and practices for employees, students, visitors, or any other persons working in Suffolk University laboratories. These policies, practices, and procedures constitute the core Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the handling of hazardous chemicals, biological agents, and physical agents.

Incident Report is to be filled within 24 Hrs after an incident has occurred or first reported according to University policy and a copy send to your supervisor/chairperson and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Please note all emergencies, accidents, injuries or criminal activity has to be reported to Suffolk University Police first by calling 617-573-8111.

Hazardous Waste Management

Bio Hazardous Waste - Suffolk University is committed to protecting the environment as well as the health and safety of our staff, faculty, and students. Our objective is to promote the safe handling and disposal of all bio hazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner consistent with all applicable regulations. A bio hazardous waste can be defined as: blood, any bodily fluid, or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) that would create a concern for public health, including bloodborne pathogens (BBP).

Chemical Hazardous Waste -Suffolk University is committed to protecting the environment as well as the health and safety of our staff, faculty, and students. Our objective is to promote the safe handling and disposal of all hazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner consistent with all applicable regulations. A hazardous waste is defined as: any material having the characteristics of flammability, corrosivity, toxicity, or reactivity.Generators are required to coordinate management of all hazardous and biological wastes at Suffolk University with the OEHS. OEHS will ensure that hazardous and bio hazardous waste management will be performed by properly trained personnel.

Universal Waste - In addition to the above mentioned wastes, Universal Wastes are generated by various departments at Suffolk University. Universal Wastes contain metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, copper and other substances hazardous to human health and the environment. Examples of Universal Wastes are: computer monitors, ballasts, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and some electronic devices. These materials cannot be thrown out with the regular trash and must be disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.
Please contact OEHS regarding any waste information and/or disposal at: 617-570 – 4849 or 617-573 – 8628