Hazardous Goods

Purpose: To comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations and California State and Campus policies involving the procurement of hazardous materials as defined in this Policy.

Definition: Defined by EPA, DOT and OSHA as any substance or chemical which is a "health hazard" or "physical hazard," including: chemicals which are carcinogens, to¬¬¬xic agents, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers; agents which act on the hematopoietic system; agents which damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes; chemicals which are combustible, explosive, flammable, oxidizers, pyrophorics, unstable-reactive or water-reactive; and chemicals which in the course of normal handling, use, or storage may produce or release dusts, gases, fumes, vapors, mists or smoke which may have any of the previously mentioned characteristics.