Hazardous Materials Management

Hazardous Materials Management Program

IMPORTANT UPDATES

    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 WebCT for UH Manoa Hazardous Waste Generator Refresher Training
    Refresher training is now offered online via WebCT. Please see the Hazardous Waste Refresher 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.


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