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Environmental Health and Safety

Chemical Safety

The Chemical Safety office responds to issues involving the use, storage and disposal of hazardous substances at UMKC.

  • By incorporating the use of both a bar coding system to inventory and track materials and a reactive compatibility grouping system as a reliable safety measure, the staff oversees over 400 laboratories and has recorded over 5000 hazardous materials audits in the last 10 years.
  • We provide Emergency Response efforts for chemical spills of hazardous materials.
  • The Chemical Management Plan (pdf), developed in cooperation with Region 7 EPA, is the university handbook of laboratory safety. The Plan contains the approved treatment protocols for laboratory neutralization of accepted hazardous materials.

 

 

Hazardous Materials Unit Contacts

School of Biology

John Bollin
816-235-1450

Campus Facilities Management

Velda Robins
816-235-1620

Department of Chemistry

Josie Maningat
816-235-2281

School of Dentistry

Gary Wauthier
816-235-5459

School of Computing and Engineering

Bud Kettner
816-235-1270

School of Medicine

Tim Quinn
816-235-6247

School of Pharmacy

J. Casey Ramsey
816-235-1608

Resources

> Characteristics of Hazardous Wastes: (Corrosives, Ignitability, Reactivity, Toxicity) and the Hazardous Chemical lists (pdf)

> Chemical Management and Treatment Protocols (pdf)

> Exempt Product Categories list (pdf)

> Hazardous Chemical Incompatibility list (pdf)

> Homeland Security Chemicals of Interest list (pdf)

> Standard Recommendations for Correcting Common Discrepancies (pdf)

Forms

> Chemical Pickup form and instructions (pdf)

> EHS Audit checklist (pdf)

> Hazardous Chemical Waste Tag (pdf)

> Hazardous Materials Inventory Summary form (pdf)

> Surplus or Disposal of Equipment form

Contact information

Tony Brown

Senior Environmental Chemist
Phone: 816-235-1642
Pager: 816-435-9833
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Kelly Gant

Coordinator of Hazardous Materials
Phone: 816-235-6697
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Crisanne Arnold

Administrative Associate II
Phone: 816-235-5241
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