To achieve social distancing our EHS team members to the greatest extent possible are working remotely.
For Hazardous Waste Pick-up/Drop-offs this means the following.
- The Waste Rooms remain closed for periodic drop-offs.
- Hazardous waste is currently being managed as requested. If you require a pickup, please contact Mike Rotella at email@example.com. Please let him know your need as far in advance as possible and the types of materials and quantities anticipated.
- Remember to properly store you waste in your labs and storage areas. This means containers must be:
- Appropriate for the contents
- Properly labeled
- Kept closed
- Stored properly
- If your group possesses bulk waste drums and you anticipate exceeding 55 gallons, contact Mike Rotella at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will make then make a determination on any course of action.
Emergencies and Incidents
If you have a waste related incident such as a spill:
Emergencies spills or releases
An emergency spill is a spill that is large, unknown/uncharacterized, known to be highly dangerous, uncontrolled, or poses an immediate life-safety risk.
Call 911 (HazMat Emergency)
or 865-974-3111 for UT Police
A non-emergency spill is small, controlled, known/characterized, not posing an immediate risk to life-safety.
Contact EHS One-Call 865-974-9586 or submit your request through “LiveSafe – Report Other Issue – Lab Safety”