Hazardous Materials

Helping campus units manage their hazardous materials by providing assistance with shipping, waste pick-up and disposal, and chemical inventory needs.

Exposure Control Plan - UC Berkeley

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Biological Spills and Exposures

Follow procedures outlined in the lab’s Biological Use Authorization (BUA).

Exposure Control Plan

The UC Berkeley Exposure Control Plan (ECP) describes how to eliminate or minimize the exposure of all UC Berkeley personnel to human and nonhuman primate blood or blood products and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) that might contain bloodborne pathogens (BBPs).

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Electronic Waste

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Electronic Wastes, Used Batteries & Fluorescent Lights (Universal Waste Management)

Label Waste Manually

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Hazardous Waste - Blank Label

If the HWP is temporarily unavailable when you need a label, you must still label your hazardous waste container with specific information. If the EH&S web site is functional, you may print a blank label and write in the start date, the hazardous characteristic, physical property, and the chemical components.

Minimizing Hazardous Waste

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Waste Minimization Fact Sheet

Waste minimization is any action that decreases the amount of hazardous waste generated or reduces the toxicity of the waste generated in your work area.

What considerations do I need to make when shipping a biological substance?

Biological and Infectious Substances regulated for transportation include those identified as Infectious Substances-Category A, Biological Substances-Category B, Genetically modified organisms or micro-organisms. Exempt Human specimen and Exempt Animal specimen, although exempt per the regulations, require minimum packaging and markings when transported by air.

Infectious Substance (Division 6.2)

A material known or reasonably expected to contain a pathogen. A pathogen is a micro- organism (including bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, parasites, fungi) or other agent,...

Chemical Exposures

What to do if Chemical Exposure occurs: Remove victim from source of exposure. If the injury is serious or it is not safe to remove the victim, call 911. If there has been skin or eye contact, immediately flush skin or eyes with water using an emergency shower or eyewash if available. Continue flushing for 15 minutes or until medical help arrives. Remove contaminated clothing from the victim. Follow other emergency procedures as spelled out in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). If the...

Transporting Chemicals Safely on Campus

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Transporting Chemicals Safely on Campus Fact Sheet