OEHS - Forms & Policies
This document defines 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 for the handling of hazardous chemicals, biological agents, and physical agents.
Fill out and submit this form within 24 hours after an incident has occurred or is first reported according to University policy and send a copy to your supervisor/chairperson and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS). Please note: All emergencies, accidents, injuries, or criminal activity must be reported to Suffolk University Police first by calling 617-573-8111.
Hazardous Waste Management Policies
We promote the safe handling and disposal of all biohazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner consistent with all applicable regulations. Biohazardous waste can be defined as blood, any bodily fluid, or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) that would create a concern for public health, including blood-borne pathogens.
Chemical Hazardous Waste
We promote the safe handling and disposal of all hazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner consistent with all applicable regulations. 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 & Safety. OEHS will ensure that hazardous and biohazardous waste management is performed by properly trained personnel.
Universal wastes are generated by various departments at Suffolk University. They contain metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and copper, and other substances hazardous to human health and the environment. Examples include 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.