Newsletter Article – IV, 1; March 2012: Does Tufts University have a Workplace I2P2? and Old Laboratory Chemicals – A Hazardous Waste

Newsletter Article – IV, 1; March 2012: Does Tufts University have a Workplace I2P2? and Old Laboratory Chemicals – A Hazardous Waste

Does Tufts University have a Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (I2P2)?
Yes and No. Although it is not yet required by regulation, Tufts Environmental Health and Safety (TEHS) is drafting an I2P2 as part of our annual audit of the Tufts Workplace Safety and Health Program.

Old Laboratory Chemicals – A Hazardous Waste
In our laboratories we often come across a collection of old chemicals that have been saved and subsequently forgotten; sometimes as a result of a purge by a newly appointed Facility member, lab manager, the retirement of an academic, investigators saving chemicals due to replacement costs, or projects that have run their lifecycle that did not dispose of the chemicals in the end.

In Case You Haven’t ’Herd’: A Newsletter of Tufts Environmental Health and Safety
Volume IV, Issue 1; March 2012
http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/ehs/files/March2012.IV_.1-I2P2-OldLabChemicals.pdf