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).

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 Office of Environmental Health and Safety (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:

617-573 – 8628 or 617-570 – 4849

4849OEHS@suffolk.edu