Environmental Health & Safety at Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the environment. Established federal and state regulations require that the University ensure that hazardous, biohazardous, radioactive, and universal wastes be properly managed.
Questions regarding waste management and disposal can be directed to the University’s trained Hazardous Waste personnel.
Donna Hall - Desk: 935-4650
Paul Lee - Desk: 935-8260; Cell: 497-0179
Mark Zykan - Desk: 935-8260; Cell: 713-3637
Livi Isringhausen - Desk : 362-6735
Jason Allen - Desk: 747-1533; Cell: 713-3452
Jeffrey Brenning - Desk: 747-1533; Cell: 713-3629
Please see the following links explaining the upcoming changes in our regulatory requirements for hazardous waste management regulations under the adoption of the new EPA Lab Rule also known as “Subpart K”. These documents lay out the main changes that will become effective July 1, 2013 to all laboratories associated with Washington University’s Large Quantity Generator Permits on the Danforth and School of Medicine campuses.
Off campus locations such as the Cortex Building and clinics will not be affected by these changes. Additionally, facilities such as pharmacies and operational shop areas are also excluded.
The new regulations have several key components that affect labeling, container management and various aspects of time management for the containers of waste generated by the lab. These regulations have reduced some of the regulatory burden related to hazardous waste generation at our institution and should result in decreased potential for penalties and fines.
Your assigned auditor will be assisting you with questions and concerns during this transition but please plan to attend the upcoming training and information sessions that will provide additional clarification in the implementation process.
- Medical School Training Dates:
- May 22, 2013 1:00 PM - Cori Auditorium
- June 5, 2013 1:00-2:00 pm - Cori Auditorium
- Danforth Campus Training Dates: Contact your Business Manager for your Department’s training session information
Some key notes:
- On July 1, 2013 change all hazardous waste yellow labels to blue labels
- Please submit for pick up any waste container dated January 1st or earlier
- Unwanted Material may only be in your lab for 6 months.
Attachments: Training slides, Comparison sheet, Recommendation sheet