Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Chemicals

Exactly what is a "hazardous chemical"? To different people and to different regulatory agencies, the definition of a hazardous chemical can vary greatly. The following spreadsheet is a list of chemicals that the University of Alaska Fairbanks considers to be hazardous. The list was constructed to facilitate compliance with UAF policies and procedures that deal with hazardous chemicals. It was originally compiled of the EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) U- and P- listed wastes, the thirteen OSHA regulated carcinogens, and other chemicals historically used at UAF with a flash point below 40F and an LD50 oral rat below 50 mg/kg for solids, and a flash point below 73 F and a boiling point below 100 F for liquids. Other chemicals have been added to the list based on their carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic properties. It is a dynamic list that grows as new chemicals or chemicals new to UAF are introduced. You are encouraged to check the list often for recent updates.

Hazardous Materials Activities and Tasks Summary

  • Bio-Waste Management; bio-waste disposal
  • Chemical storage facility inspections
  • Emergency response/spill cleanup
  • Hazardous Waste Management, Policy 601
  • Hazmat shipping information
  • Liquid Nitrogen Deliveries
  • Non-hazardous (solid) waste disposal
  • Off-campus hazmat management
  • PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls)
  • SARA Title III Reporting
  • Used oil; on-specification/off-specification
  • UAF Spill Reporting Form
  • UAF Hazardous Materials Shipment Request Form

EHS&RM Hazmat Section:

  • Richard Deck - Supervisor, 474-5617
  • Kris Riley - Hazmat Coordinator, 474-7889