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Airgas imageUAB Environmental Health & Safety has released guidelines for safe disposal of non-hazardous chemicals via sink drains. These guidelines ensure safety and compliance with state and federal regulations and laws.

Airgas imageUAB Facilities and UAB Financial Affairs have partnered to streamline purchasing items from Airgas and roll it into the BuyUAB website. This partnership has been successful with a pilot program of labs on campus using the process for the past several months. The process is now being launched campuswide.

In the past, orders to Airgas were placed by phone call, with no tracking ability or order confirmations. Now all orders should be placed on the BuyUAB website using a P-Card.

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UAB’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) has designed a workshop for Laboratory Managers, Supervisors and Science Educators that will offer an in-depth review of:

  • laboratory safety practices
  • UAB Policies and Procedures
  • regulatory compliance
  • legal and liability issues

Register online today to receive hands-on training on:

  • biosafety
  • chemical safety
  • hazardous waste
  • emergency response
  • use and maintenance of equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Conduct a risk assessment to determine the correct PPE, equipment, or emergency responses for working with biological materials or hazardous chemicals.
  2. Handle, pack, and manifest biological or hazardous waste correctly.
  3. Set-up and maintain a successful Satellite Accumulation Area.
  4. Develop a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), and Lab Safety Plan to prepare the lab for safety reviews.