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Airgas imageEnvironmental Management is asking that all researchers and building administrators commit to a new standard process of reporting empty gas cylinders to save UAB money.

There are approximately 3,600 gas cylinders on campus, which is an increase of more than 1,000 cylinders since 2010. Gas cylinders and supplies are used in several areas throughout the UAB enterprise, including the hospital, recreational center, laboratories, and maintenance areas.

Because gas cylinders are used in almost every area of the university, it is vital that EH&S knows where all cylinders are and that proper safety management steps are being taken when handling the cylinders.

Do you need to dispose of or recycle hazardous household materials such as cooking grease and paint? Drop off your hazardous waste materials on Hazardous Waste Day April 20th.

The Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) and the Storm Water Management Authority, Inc. (SWMA) are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Day for collecting and appropriately recycling household hazardous waste 8am-12pm on April 20th in two locations: Fairfield, at the old Wal-Mart, and Irondale, at the Habitat for Humanity. This event is offered to protect the local environment by providing citizens of Jefferson County an opportunity to dispose of hazardous items safely.

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is helping spread the knowledge of fire prevention on campus.


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) creates simple steps for planning ahead. This year’s theme, Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere, is targeted education on each important step of fire prevention.