RecycleMania 2019

RecycleMania 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions



How do I sign up for training?

What training courses do I need?

What is considered passing for your training courses?

How do I get my certificate?

Do you offer in-class training?


How do I dispose of chemical and biological waste?

How do I dispose of radioactive waste?


How do I complete a chemical inventory form?

What are secondary chemical labels and why do I need them?

How do I determine the maximum quantity of each chemical in my lab?

How do I determine the average daily amount of each chemical in my lab?

Should I include an exact inventory of the amounts of chemicals in my lab for the annual inventory?

What if my inventory has not changed in the last year?

How do I submit a chemical inventory form?

How often do I need to submit an inventory?

Chemical Safety Committee

Which chemicals are required to have a Chemical Safety Committee (CSC) Protocol?

Lab Evaluation Program

How is the frequency of evaluations of determined?


What is in a spill kit?

As a faculty member with a lab what should I do before I leave UTSA?

How do I prepare lab equipment for Surplus?

How do I dispose of lab equipment?

What do I need to do in order to ship lab equipment for repair?

My BSC needs to be recertified, what do I need to do?

What PPE do I need to wear in the lab?

Why is it inappropriate to wear shorts and/or sandals in lab?

What is a gold star lab and how does my lab qualify?

I am purchasing a laser, what do I need to do?

I want to work with select agents, what do I need to do?

I want to work with a controlled substance, what do I need to do?

For further information contact the Lab Safety Division.