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Title: Environmental Compliance at Missouri S

Environmental Compliance at Missouri ST
  • This online training was established to make
    available Environmental Compliance training for
    Missouri ST employees. The following groups of
    employees need to take this training and complete
    the quiz found at the end.
  • Student Activities
  • Police
  • Art Theatre
  • Yearbook
  • Student Health
  • Missouri Miner
  • Athletics Maintenance
  • Physics Faculty Maintenance
  • Residential Life Maintenance
  • Power Plant personnel
  • Golf Course
  • Print Shop
  • Directions
  • Click on the forward or backward arrows at the
    bottom of the screen to navigate through the
    presentation. When finished, print out the quiz
    on slide number 26 and follow the instructions.

Slide 1 of 26
Compliance Topics
  • Chemical Requirements
  • Labeling
  • Storage
  • Handling
  • Spills and Leaks
  • Hazardous Waste Requirements
  • Labeling
  • Storage
  • Disposal
  • Universal Waste Requirements
  • Used Batteries
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Fluorescent Bulbs

Slide 2 of 26
Compliance Topics
  • Used Oil Requirements
  • Saturated Rags Towels
  • Bio-Hazardous Wastes
  • Pesticide Herbicide Requirements
  • Emergency Procedures

Slide 3 of 26
  • Labeling Requirements
  • All Chemicals must be clearly labeled with
    contents and appropriate warnings, and must have
    MSDS information readily available.
  • Storage Requirements
  • Chemicals must be stored / separated by Hazard
    Class (i.e. flammables, oxidizers, acids et..)
  • Storage containers must be in good condition with
    tightly closing lids and be compatible with the

Slide 4 of 26
  • No more than 10 gallons of flammable materials in
    original containers and an additional 25 gallons
    in approved safety cans (not exceeding 2 gallons
    in size) may be stored outside NFPA approved
    flammable storage cabinets.

Slide 5 of 26
  • Bulk Drum Storage
  • All bulk containers must be properly labeled with
    contents, CAS Number, and Hazard Identification.
  • Secondary Containment must be maintained for bulk
    storage of liquids.
  • Bonding and grounding wires must be used when
    transferring flammable liquids from one metal
    container to another.

Slide 6 of 26
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Compressed gas cylinders must be securely held
    upright and fastened with an approved restraint
    device to a rigid structure so they cannot fall
    or be knocked over.
  • Cylinders can not be stored in hallways, exits,
    stairwells, or other routes of egress.
  • Do not store cylinders in direct sunlight or near
    localized heat sources.

Slide 7 of 26
  • Only move cylinders when their caps are in place,
    and only when they are secured to a suitable
    hand truck.
  • Cylinders must be legibly marked with name of
    contents, and must have their caps in place when
    not in use.
  • Cylinders must be segregated from any
    incompatible or combustible material by a minimum
    distance of 20 feet , or isolated by a
    noncombustible barrier.

Slide 8 of 26
  • Handling Requirements
  • All Chemicals or hazardous materials must be
    shipped in accordance with all applicable
    federal, state, and local regulations (i.e. DOT /
    IATA Specifications).
  • MSDS information shall be referred to regarding
    proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and
    handling instructions for specific chemicals.
  • Manufacturer recommendations for PPE and Handling
    instructions must be followed when working with
    hazardous chemicals.

Slide 9 of 26
  • Spills and Leaks of Hazardous Materials
  • All spills and leaks of Hazardous materials must
    be promptly cleaned up.
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Spill Clean Up Procedures and MSDS
    recommendations must be followed regarding clean
    up of small spills.
  • All major spills must be reported immediately to
    the Department of Environmental Health and
  • All chemical wastes from spills and leaks must be
    placed in appropriately labeled waste containers
    and disposed of in accordance with University

Slide 10 of 26
Hazardous Wastes
  • Labeling Requirements
  • All waste containers must have a yellow Missouri
    ST Waste Tag attached and be labeled with the
    following information
  • Waste accumulation start date (Date that wastes
    were first placed into container).
  • Generator name (Name of person generating the
  • Room location, and
  • Container contents.

Slide 11 of 26
Hazardous Wastes
  • Storage Requirements
  • No containers shall exceed 90 days from the
    accumulation start date.
  • No more than 55 gallons of chemical wastes or 1
    quart of acutely hazardous waste shall be stored
    at any one time in accumulation area.
  • Waste containers must be kept closed except when
    adding or removing wastes.

Slide 12 of 26
Hazardous Wastes
  • Containers must be maintained in good condition
    (i.e. no rust, dents or leaks, etc.) and be
    compatible with the wastes they contain.
  • No containers greater than 5 gallons shall be
    used as waste storage unless special provisions
    have been made.
  • Spill response procedures shall be posted in all
    Hazardous Material Storage areas.
  • Spill clean up kits shall be available to handle
    minor spills or leaks.
  • All personnel must be familiar with spill clean
    up procedures.

Slide 13 of 26
Hazardous Wastes
  • Disposal
  • Chemical Materials Pick-Up Request Forms (PURFS)
    shall be filled out and sent to EHS department
    for all full containers and containers
    approaching the 90 day holding time limit.
  • The Department of EHS will collect and dispose of
    all properly labeled containers upon receipt of
    completed Pick-Up Request Forms.

Slide 14 of 26
Universal Waste
  • Used Batteries
  • Do not throw used batteries away in the trash,
    but collect them for disposal. Create a Used
    Battery Collection bin and place all used
    batteries in it. When bin is full, contact EHS
    for disposal, or fill out a PURF.
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Empty Aerosol Cans may be disposed of as regular
  • Aerosol Cans, which still contain product and/or
    propellant, shall be handled as Hazardous Wastes.
    When the collection bin is full, fill out a PURF
    for disposal.

Slide 15 of 26
Universal Wastes
  • Used Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Labeling
  • All used fluorescent bulbs must be stored in
    sealed, labeled boxes. Labeling must be placed on
    boxes when the first used lamp is placed in the
    box for storage. Label outside of boxes with the
    following information
  • Words USED LAMPS
  • Accumulation Start Date
  • Building Name
  • Number of used lamps in box (when box is full).

Slide 16 of 26
Universal Wastes
  • Fluorescent Bulb Storage
  • All Custodial and Maintenance Personnel who
    replace or repair Fluorescent Light fixtures must
    follow the guidelines listed below.
  • Store in appropriate packaging to prevent
  • Insure proper labeling has been clearly marked
    on outside of package
  • Store all broken bulbs in the appropriate bin in
    Building T-32.

Slide 17 of 26
Universal Wastes
  • Fluorescent Lamp Disposal
  • Transport all full, properly labeled boxes of
    used lamps to Building T-32 for disposal.

Slide 18 of 26
Used Oil
  • Labeling
  • Label all containers used for storage of used
    oils with the words USED OIL clearly marked on
    a visible side of the container.

Slide 19 of 26
Used Oil
  • Storage
  • Store only non-hazardous oils in containers
  • Storage containers must be in good condition with
    tightly closing lids which must remain closed
    except when adding or removing oil from the
    storage container.
  • Secondary containment must be provided for all
    storage containers greater than 55 gallons.
  • Routine visual inspections for leaks and spills
    must be performed on Used Oil Storage areas and
  • Store Oil Spill cleanup materials near storage
    area for easy access.

Slide 20 of 26
Used Oil
  • Disposal
  • Fill out a PURF and submit to EHS for disposal of
    small containers of used oils.
  • For large containers of used oils (i.e. 55 gallon
    drums), contact EHS to schedule a waste oil
    contractor to pick up containers on site.
  • Dispose of all spill cleanup materials with used

Slide 21 of 26
Saturated Rags Towels
  • All Rags or Towels which have become saturated
    with solvents must be disposed of in the
    following manner.
  • Solvent saturated rags must be placed in an
    appropriately labeled bin with a tightly closing
    lid that remains closed except when being filled
    or emptied.
  • All Bins must meet Missouri ST Hazardous Waste
    labeling Requirements.
  • Fill out a Pickup Request form within 90 days of
    the start date of the Bin for proper disposal.

Slide 22 of 26
Bio-Hazardous Wastes
  • All Bio-Hazardous wastes must be properly labeled
    and stored according to Missouri ST Policies.
  • All Bio-Hazardous wastes must be stored in
    containers lined with red plastic bags labeled
  • All needles, syringes or other sharp
    Bio-hazardous materials must be placed into
    puncture-resistant sharps disposal box prior to
    placement in Bio-hazardous waste container.
  • All waste containers must be kept closed, except
    when adding or removing waste, and properly
    disposed of through approved disposal contractor
    as needed.

Slide 23 of 26
Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Insure all containers of Pesticides and
    Herbicides are clearly labeled with original
    manufactures labels and warnings.
  • All Pesticides and Herbicides must be handled and
    used in accordance with the manufacturers
    recommendations. This would include the use of
    PPE, application methods, and proper disposal.
  • Personnel must be trained and familiar with
    proper application methods, and must acquire
    proper licensing and certifications as necessary.

Slide 24 of 26
Emergency Procedures
  • In the event of an Emergency, immediately notify
    the University Police at 341-4300, or by dialing
    4300 from any campus phone.
  • Be sure to include your Name, Location, and type
    of emergency during your call.

Slide 25 of 26
  • Click the following link to open the
    Environmental Compliance Quiz.
  • Fill in your answers and mail the sheet to
  • Office of Environmental Health Safety,
  • 108, Campus Support Facility
  • Rolla MO.
  • For Further information regarding waste disposal,
    recycling, or other
  • environmental topics, please visit the EHS
    Website at
  • http//ehs.mst.edu/

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