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Health & Safety Manual - Chemical Hygiene Plan

1.10 Waste Management

Federal, state and local regulations, as well as Columbia University policy, prescribe procedures for the management of biological, chemical and radioactive wastes.  The University’s Policy on Drain Disposal of  Chemicals, 5Ls of Hazardous Waste Management, Biological Waste Management and Radioactive Waste Management procedures comprise the guidelines laboratory personnel must follow to safely manage waste products from research activities.  All laboratory staff should be familiar with the guidelines for biological (regulated medical waste), chemical and radioactive waste management and disposal at  Please review these guidelines regularly and utilize the online chemical pickup request form and radioactive waste request form for requesting waste removal from your laboratory by EH&S.