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Oklahoma State University

Materials Management

Hazardous Materials

Materials Management oversees the collection, handling, and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials from the Oklahoma State University campus. This process ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations which govern the handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous waste. The program also manages all aspects of environmental compliance. Materials management applies to anyone in the university system that uses paints, solvents, acids and bases, nanomaterials, preservatives or other chemicals.

To meet regulatory requirements, the disposal of chemicals and chemical waste down the drain is prohibited. Intentionally evaporating solvents or other chemicals is also against government regulations. Do not bleed off unused cylinders to the atmosphere. Contact the vendor to pick up the cylinders so that the gases can be reclaimed. EHS will pick up and dispose of chemicals and chemical waste once a Request for Chemical Removal form has been filled out, signed and submitted.