Board of Education Policy 5631: Hazardous Wastes and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees

The Board of Education recognizes the need to protect human health and the environment from damage resulting from the improper handling of hazardous wastes.

The management of hazardous waste from its point of generation to the ultimate disposal is regulated through specific federal and state laws.

The Board directs the Superintendent to adopt rules to ensure District implementation of applicable federal and state laws pertaining to the identification, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes.

Hazard Communication Standard

All personnel shall be provided with applicable training to comply with the New York State “Right-to-Know” Law and the Hazard Communication Standard. Both the “Right to Know” poster and the “Labor Law Information Relating to Public Employees” poster will be posted in common areas informing workers of relevant work hazards and associated rights.

Rules and regulations will be developed to ensure District implementation of this policy which shall include awareness information, employee training and record keeping.

Environmental Protection Agency, 40 CFR Parts 261 and 262
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR Section 1910.1200
Labor Law Sections 875-883
Public Health Law Sections 4800-4808
6 NYCRR Part 371
9 NYCRR Part 1174

Adopted March 19, 2019