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September 18, 2019

The cost of radioactive waste disposal has increased with the new fiscal year. The costs for solid waste (unmixed) are $140.76 per cubic foot for short-lived isotopes (half-lives less than or equal to 120 days) and $323.20 per cubic foot for long-lived isotopes.

If the waste contains any hazardous...

September 18, 2019

Imagine using the eye wash pictured here after splashing a corrosive chemical in your eyes. Along with the chemical fume hood and biological safety cabinet, the eye wash and safety shower are essential for employee safety in the laboratory. Eye washes should be checked and flushed weekly to ensure they...

September 18, 2019

Each year, EHS conducts a laboratory safety site visit of all research laboratories on campus using hazardous chemicals and biological materials. The site visit focuses on appropriate facilities, protocols that minimize risks and properly trained competent personnel. Achieving compliance is not a matter of chance but a matter of...