BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT Chemical Hygiene Plan
Our departmental chemical hygiene plan incorporates the college-wide plan and supplements it in the following section/s:
3.0 Designation of Responsibilities
4.0 Standard Operating Procedures
7.0 Personal Protective Equipment
11.0 Waste Disposal Program
Waste beakers are made available for labs requiring hazardous materials. The beakers are then collected by the lab coordinator, and disposed of in the appropriate waste canisters for heavy metals, halogenated solvents, and non halogenated aqueous organics located in the Chemistry building .
After dissection, preserved organisms are placed into large waste canisters located the a laboratory storeroom.
Bacterial plates from the Microbiology lab are sterilized with the autoclave, bagged, and disposed of in the dumpster adjoining the Biology building.
Click here for a listing of the MSDS-governed chemicals used in this department.