Campus Safety and Security

Materials that could Present an Imminent Danger to Health and Safety

Section: Campus Safety and Security Policies
Policy Name: Materials that could Present an Imminent Danger to Health and Safety
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Origination Date: April 15, 1975
Revisions: June 5, 1989; January 9, 2006
Legacy Policy Number: 7-11
  1. PURPOSETo control the possession of materials that could present an imminent danger to the life and health of the University community.
  2. POLICYThe possession of hazardous material as defined below shall require the approval of the appropriate dean, director, chairperson, or administrator, and the Director, Department of Environmental Health and Safety:
    1. Fire Hazards – Any situation, process, material or condition which, on the basis of applicable data, may cause a fire, explosion or provide a ready fuel supply to augment the spread or intensity of the fire or explosion and which poses a threat to life and/or property.
    2. Explosive Materials – Explosives, blasting agents, water jets, detonators, and ammunition.
    3. Flammable and combustible liquids.
    4. Gases – flammable, combustible, toxic and oxidizers.
    5. Combustible metals.
    6. Toxins and other toxic materials.
    7. Any items violating the current policies established by Residence Life.

      Material possessed or found in violation of this policy shall be removed in accordance with University Removal of Dangerous Material.

      This policy does not apply to use of hazardous material in research and development, teaching, and maintenance and construction activities provided the hazardous material is under the control of a technically qualified individual.

      The possession of radioactive material shall be in accordance with Materials that could Present an Imminent Danger to Health and Safety.

For more information regarding the Policy, contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (ext. 8475).