From an "operations" perspective, the Mercer University community is composed of various "mini-industries", such as:
- Physical Plant (light industrial)
- Food Service & Residence Halls (commercial)
- Scientific research & academic laboratories (R&D and education)
Consequently, the Mercer University community is subject to a wide range of federal and state government regulatory standards and laws concerning the storage, use, and disposal of hazardous chemical substances.
The EHSO will provide information and assistance concerning proper methods and procedures for the storage, use, disposal, and recycling opportunities for hazardous chemical substances.