Special Hazards - General Safety Program 1.13.2
McNeese State University
Vice President of Business Affairs
Office of Environmental, Health, Safety & Hazardous Waste
- McNeese State University is subject to state and federal guidelines as it deals with special
hazards associated with chemical wastes, asbestos, and radiation on its campus.
- It is the responsibility of department heads/supervisors to ensure that all personnel are
aware of and follow the guidelines associated with chemical wastes, asbestos, and radiation.
- Hazardous Wastes
- Program elements include the safe containerization, labeling, and transporting of waste chemicals to the Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
- At the center, waste is received, segregated, packed, manifested and picked-up for shipment by the transporter/disposer to a licensed disposal site.
- For the disposal of chemical waste, department heads/supervisors should fill out and forward a Request For Collection of Hazardous Material Form (Section 7: Forms) to the University's Environmental, Health, Safety and Hazardous Waste Officer.
- Proper containerization and labeling should be done by the appropriate department before contacting the Environmental, Health, Safety, and Hazardous Waste Officer.
- Chemicals that have been deemed compatible should be safely mixed or blended, thereby reducing the number of containers and making the disposal more efficient and economical.
- Unknown chemical wastes cannot be accepted.
- Should analytical tests have to be undertaken, the cost will be borne by the department which has created the waste.
- A time will be scheduled for pick-up and transport to the Hazardous Waste Collection Center
- Management Plans
- Asbestos management plans for McNeese State University have been developed in accordance pursuant to federal and state guidelines for asbestos containing materials in schools and public buildings.
- Management plans are updated when inspections and periodic surveys are carried out.
- Management plans are also updated whenever response actions are taken, including operation and maintenance.
- Response Actions
- Should a building occupant suspect asbestos problems, i.e., fallen material on floors, exposed pipe insulation, he/she should contact Physical Plant personnel or the University's Environmental, Health, Safety and Hazardous Waste Officer.
- Personnel from the maintenance group have been trained in how to handle the suspect material in a proper and safe way, thereby limiting exposure of the building occupants.
- Radiation Protection Program
- McNeese State University has established policies and procedures designed to foster regulatory compliance, to promote the safe use of radiation-producing devices and radioactive materials, and to maintain radiation exposures to personnel as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
- Personnel using radioactive materials and /or radiation sources are expected to be familiar with and operate within these policies and procedures.
- These policies and procedures are administered by the Dean of the College of Science and the University's Radiation Safety Officer.
- A Radiation Safety Committee serves in an advisory capacity and is appointed by the Dean of the College of Science.
- Policy Availability
- The most current radiation program policies and procedures may be obtained from the office of the Dean of the College of Science or the University's Radiation Safety Officer.