Chemical Safety

NOTE: The University of Kansas Medical Center launched an intranet on June 20, 2016 to provide easier access to information and tools used by our faculty and staff. Valid KU Medical Center network credentials are required to access the intranet.

Many of the forms and procedures for EHS have been relocated to the intranet. If you are affiliated with another institution and are interested in collaborating or learning more about our procedures, please contact Ryan Lickteig.

One of the best sources for information on chemical safety at KUMC is the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

EHS is required (by Federal Regulations - EPA) to ship hazardous/chemical waste off-site within 90 days of it being declared waste.  For this reason, it is very important that EHS is contacted immediately after designating it as waste. Hazardous chemical waste is defined as chemical material that can no longer be used for its intended purpose and is known to be harmful or potentially harmful to human health or to the environment.

If you aren't sure whether your material is hazardous chemical waste or non-hazardous chemical waste, contact the EHS office and we will provide you with the proper guidance.

The instructions listed under "Labeling/ Satellite Accumulation Areas" provide several categories of wastes that are commonly dealt with at KUMC.  If your type of waste is not listed below, or is otherwise very different from the norm, please feel free to contact the EHS office to receive instructions on disposal.

Chemical Safety  

Last modified: Feb 15, 2017
Contact Us

Emily Mattwaoshshe

Hazardous Materials Coordinator

Ryan Lickteig
Director/Chemical Hygiene Officer