Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Plan for Tufts University
Tufts University’s hazardous chemical waste management program is managed by Tufts Environmental Health and Safety (TEHS) staff who assist each hazardous waste generator (i.e. laboratory, clinic, maintenance area, construction site, etc.) maintain compliance with federal and state regulations.
Chemicals are essential to support research and teaching and their use and disposal is regulated by the EPA who implements the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act. RCRA regulates chemical waste from the “cradle-to-grave” including waste generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal. MassDEP is authorized by EPA to enforce more rigorous hazardous waste regulations.
TEHS is a team of experts in the areas of occupational safety and health, environmental management and public and environmental health that provides training, expert advice, auditing, and investigative services to all members of the Tufts community. Your Campus EHS Manager is your first point of contact to provide assistance.