Special Handling Waste

Special handling waste is any production-generated residual material that is not considered urban solid or hazardous waste, or comes from large urban solid waste generators. According to the General Law for Prevention and Integral Management of Wastes and the Basic Assessment for Integral Management of Wastes (SEMARNAT, 2012) (http://www.semarnat.gob.mx/archivosanteriores/informacionambiental/singir/Documents/Residuos_Gestion_Version_Ejecutiva.pdf), 84 million metric tons of fourteen…

Hazardous Waste (HW)

The Directorate of Environmental Management and Operational Safety (DGASO) operates the program for the management and disposal of hazardous waste generated by university dependencies, in order to comply with the applicable environmental legislation; This program consists of classifying, storing, managing the transport and final disposal of waste with companies authorized by federal entities such as…

Globally Harmonized System and Chemicals

For higher education institutions, the proper handling of chemicals and hazardous materials is critical to preventing or reducing health and environmental risks, considering that not only can chemical pollutant dispersion have local effects, but also global consequences. Chemicals represent a wide array of potentially hazardous effects, including health risks like poisoning and cancer, physical risks…