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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Calgary
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

ChematixTM, a chemical management program, is being used to facilitate the sharing of surplus chemicals, negating the need for one lab to procure a chemical another lab may have in excess.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Environment, Health and Safety oversees the collection, processing and reporting of hazardous waste materials to meet regulatory requirements including Alberta Environment’s hazardous waste legislation. Biomedical, radioactive and chemicals used for teaching and research are collected for pick-up on a weekly basis and treated in Canada.

ChematixTM is currently being deployed, a chemical management program to:

1. Facilitate chemical inventory management, surplus distribution and hazardous materials disposal;
2.Meet Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) requirements for the provision of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS);
3. Assist the University of Calgary in meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements for protecting human health and the environment;
4.Assist Emergency Responders to identify hazards associated with chemical, biological and radioactive materials, and to safely respond to incidents and accidents on campus.


The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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