Hazardous Chemicals

From an "operations" perspective, the Mercer University community is composed of various "mini-industries", such as:  

  1. Physical Plant (light industrial)
  2. Food Service & Residence Halls (commercial)
  3. Scientific research & academic laboratories (R&D and education)

Consequently, the Mercer University community is subject to a wide range of federal and state government regulations concerning hazardous chemical substances:

  • storage
  • use
  • disposal
  • emergency spill response & clean-up procedures

The EHSO will provide information and assistance for:

  • Proper (safe) methods and procedures for the storage, use, disposal, and recycling opportunities (when available) for hazardous chemical substances
  • Emergency Response procedures for hazardous chemical spill or release incidents