The term 'hazardous materials' covers a wide range of substances that can cause harm.

The broad divisions are:

Radioactive Hazards,

Biological Hazards, and

Chemical Hazards

EH&S manages the following programs to address proper management of hazardous materials at Longwood University.

Chemical Safety - a group of compliance initiatives that aid in compliance with:

The requirements for hazardous chemicals include:

  • Container labels
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Chemical Container Inventory
  • Employee Training
  • Standard Operating Procedures written for highly hazardous materials
  • Additional Hazard Awareness training for specific chemicals

Chemicals that require additional hazard awareness training

EH&S identified that the following chemicals are in storage or use on campus. OSHA requires additional hazard awareness training for anyone working with these chemicals. If you need to work with any of the following, read the document and contact EH&S safety@longwood.edu to document your training and answer any questions you may have.

  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Cadmium
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Methylenedianiline

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Longwood University's Hazardous Waste Management Program is being revised to comply with recent regulatory changes.

Hazardous Material Shipping (also called Dangerous Goods Shipping)

Contact EH&S if you need to send any quantity of a hazardous material to a destination outside of Farmville

Materials of Trade Exemption

Biological Safety (BioSafety)

Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Training
  • Exposure Control Plan

Radiation Safety

LASER Safety

Department of Health Registration of Radiation Machines

ALARA - (As Low As Reasonably Achievable)