Chemical Safety Fact Sheets


The variety of chemicals generated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center prohibits the development of guidelines specific to each chemical. However, guidelines for the disposal of some chemical wastes are presented and must be subsequently tailored to accommodate different types of chemicals. Some common chemical waste streams, including compressed gas containers, water reactive compounds, shock-sensitive compounds, pyrophoric chemicals, peroxide-forming chemicals, biohazardous/infectious waste, chemotherapy, mixed (radioactive and hazardous) waste, dioxin, battery collection, commercial (trade name) products, spent photo fixer, spent Cidex(glutaraldehyde), formalin and unknown chemicals, are addressed in this section for easy reference. If questions arise concerning the appropriate disposal procedures for these chemicals or chemicals not listed in this section, contact the Chemical Safety Office at ext. 9-6356.