The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office is responsible for ensuring that faculty, staff, and administration are competent to perform all necessary functions relating to environmental compliance.
The EHS Office is responsible for ensuring training is available and adequate to the nature of our business. Environmental programs include the following:
Hazardous Waste Management
Various hazardous wastes are generated at our College sites from routine processes in Health Sciences, the Visual Arts Program, and College maintenance.
Know what wastes your area generates. Ensure all waste containers are appropriately labeled before filling and keep track of the date generated and quantities to ensure compliance.
Hazardous waste management may be requested by contacting us.
See Also: Hazardous Waste Labels
Universal Waste Management
Universal waste are hazardous wastes that are common among a wide sect of industry. The EPA allows organizations to handle these wastes under an alternative set of rules because of the common nature of generation.
TMCC handles the following as universal waste:
- Batteries (Ni-Cad, Lithium-ion, Lead Acid, Alkaline)
Batteries should never be thrown in the general trash. Instead, they should be accumulated in a small box or bin.
Facilities Operations maintenance staff will handle your spent lamps for recycling.
Biological Hazardous Waste Management
A variety of regulated biological wastes are generated at the TMCC Physical and Biological Science Labs that can cause disease in humans, or significant environmental or agricultural impact.
The responsibility for bio-hazardous waste safety at TMCC is a team effort and requires careful coordination between the TMCC EHS Office and laboratory faculty and staff.
Non-Regulated Waste Management
Non-regulated wastes are wastes that can easily be reused, recycled, or be processed under waste-to-energy programs. Typical non-regulated wastes generated at TMCC are used oil, used anti-freeze, off-spec gasoline and diesel fuel.
Training can be scheduled by contacting us.