It is the policy of Wichita State University (WSU) to operate in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local requirements which concern human health, animal welfare, and protection of the environment. WSU employees should be cognizant of and comply with the following laws, regulations, guidelines and/or publications:
Emergency Action Plan and Egress - 29 Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) 1910.35 - .40
A written plan that tells what to do in the event of a fire, tornado, chemical spill, bomb threat or other emergency; Emergency Building Coordinator Program.
Fire Prevention - 29 CFR 1910.38(b)
A written plan describing the equipment and procedures used to prevent fires.
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) -
A written plan and training for those who handle hazardous wastes.
Blood Borne Pathogens - 29 CFR 1910.1030
A written plan and training for those who may come in contact with human blood or body fluids.
Hazard Communication Program - 29 CFR 1910.1200
A written plan identifying the hazardous materials at a job site and how to protect oneself from those materials.
Laboratory Standard - 29 CFR 1910.1450
A written chemical hygiene plan which describes safety procedures to be followed in the laboratory.
Protection of the Environment - 40 CFR 260 to 299
Describes the generation, accumulation, transport, and disposal requirements for hazardous wastes as well as training requirements.
Hazardous Waste - Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.)
Chapter 65, Article 34
Adopts by reference the guidelines in 40 CFR 260 to 299, the U.S. EPA Protection of the Environment, and additional requirements unique to Kansas.
Radiation Sources and Disposal - The Federal Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Kansas Department of Health &
Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Air & Radiation (BAR) Radiation
A program for control and monitoring of radioactive materials and radiation emitting equipment including lawful disposal from sites within the Central Interstate Radioactive Waste Compact.
Animal Use - The Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Association for
Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC),
International guidelines require an Institutional Animal Care and
Use Committee (IACUC) to provide oversight for all animal use.
The IACUC oversight is to ensure compliance with the AWA and USDA policies and AAALAC accreditation requirements.
Animal Activist Action - The National Association for Biomedical Research Crisis Management Manual will guide responses.
Use of any biohazardous material requires review and authorization by the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Occupational Health and Environmental Control - 29 CFR
1910.94 - .98
Provides guidelines governing ventilation, occupational noise, and non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation.
Hazardous Materials - 29 CFR 1910.101 - .111
The Compressed Gas Association's Pamphlet P-1 for handling procedures and requirements for various hazardous materials and specific compressed gases.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - 29 CFR 1910.132B -
Eye and face (.133), Respiratory (.134), Hands (.138), Feet (.136).
General Environmental Controls - 29 CFR 1910.141 - .147
Regulations concerning eating areas, water supplies, rest rooms and washing/shower facilities; color codes and safety signs (.144 and .145); confined space regulations; and Lock-out/Tag-out (.147).
Air Contaminants, Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) - 29
Exposure limits for more than 600 chemicals and materials.
Copies of the regulations and written plans are available in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Office and in other administrative offices. Additional training, as appropriate for your job assignment, can also be obtained from EH&S.
Accumulation of Hazardous Wastes:
There are only two areas where hazardous waste may be accumulated: satellite areas and the central storage accumulation area. These areas are defined and regulated by law (40 CFR 260 to 299; K.S.A. Chapter 65, Article 34; and K.A.R. Article 31). Individual laboratories and other sites that contain any chemicals are satellite areas.
29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens:
Use standard precautions to avoid contact with human blood or other body secretions.
July 25, 2001