Any chemical which qualifies as a hazardous waste must be collected for proper disposal through OH&S.A waste may be designated as a hazardous waste if it meets one of the following criteria:
1. Acute hazardous waste is a waste which has been found to be fatal in humans in low doses or, in the absence of data on humans, has been found to have, in laboratory animals:
- An oral LD50 (Lethal Dose of 50% of the test subjects) of less than 50 mg/kg.
- An inhalation LC50 (Lethal Concentration) of less than 2 mg/l, or
- A dermal LD50 of less than 200 mg/kg.
2. A waste is hazardous if it contains any of the toxic constituents listed in the regulations.
3. A waste is hazardous if it exhibits any of the following characteristics:
- Toxicity *
4. Each Studio generating chemical waste in the Department has a designated location within the room for waste accumulation.
5. Hazardous Waste Disposal containers are located by the sinks in most studios. As well sharps containers are located in various studios for the safe disposal of glass, knives or saw blades.
All workplace hazardous materials must be identified and disposed of according to Provincial Regulations. No substance that may affect the Environment, Plant, Animal, or Human Life can be disposed of in the garbage or flushed down the sewer system. Consult with a Technician before you act.