Using Ethers, Tetrahydrofuran, Cyclohexene or other peroxide forming compounds? Using Picric acid or other potentially explosive chemicals?
- Please see our recently updated factsheet on Storage and Handling of Peroxide Forming and Potentially Explosive Chemicals.
Ensuring your laboratory is properly closed-out following chemical use
- Those moving must complete the Chemical Close-out Procedures for Departing Faculty/Staff.
Use of Laulima for UH Manoa Hazardous Waste Generator Refresher Training
- Refresher training is now offered online via Laulima. Please see the Hazardous Waste Generator Training Information Page for more information.
The Importance of Proper Labeling
- Accurate waste container labeling is critical for the proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous waste.
Guidelines to Follow When Disposing of Dry Ice (from Airgas):
- Wear suitable hand protection, place unused dry ice into an open plastic or metal container and allow to sublimate/evaporate in a secure, well ventilated area such as a fume hood or hard-ducted biological safety cabinet.
- Do not dispose of dry ice in sinks, toilets or sewers; in trash bins or garbage cans; or in any area accessible to the general public.