Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Material Symbol

A hazardous material is defined as: "... a chemical for which there is statistically significant evidence based on at least one study conducted in accordance with established scientific principles that acute or chronic health effects may occur in exposed employees.

The term "health hazard" includes chemicals which are carcinogens, toxic or highly toxic agents, reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers, hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, neurotoxins, agents which act on the hematopoietic system, and agents which damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes "or" ... a chemical for which there is scientifically valid evidence that it is a combustible liquid, or compressed gas, explosive, flammable, an organic peroxide, pyrophoric, unstable (reactive) or water-reactive." — OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste is defined by the State Board of Health as "any material you are ready to discard which can be harmful to health or to the environment."

The Commonwealth of Virginia and the State Board of Health and Hazardous Waste Management regulations require that the School Division participates in this program. Regulation 403.10-1, "Hazardous Waste Disposal Procedure and Removal of Excess Supply," was implemented by the School Board. This regulation outlines the procedure for the removal of hazardous waste or excess supply and states that all requests for removal must be submitted on Form No. 61582451253G, "Request for Hazardous Waste Disposal & Removal of Excess Supply, (PDF) to the Department of Risk Management & Security Services. Requests can be mailed through the courier or faxed to 703-791-7404. Hazardous materials shall be removed by qualified individuals or contractors, as determined by the Department of Risk Management and Security Services.