Continuing United States Environmental Protection Agency enforcement initiatives focusing on college and university compliance have resulted in millions of dollars in fines.
The Weill Cornell Medicine Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is dedicated to providing environmental compliance assistance to investigators and staff.
EHS has developed a chemical waste audit program. As part of this program, a self-audit checklist has been created (see forms below).
Each investigator or supervisor should use this form to audit chemical waste practices in their work area. The definitions page and checklist should be used as aids to help detail compliance requirements.
EHS personnel will visit laboratories at least annually to monitor environmental compliance and stewardship efforts, and assist laboratory personnel as needed.
For additional questions or assistance, please review frequently asked questions or contact EHS.