Facilities Services Division


1702 N. Alamo, Suite 307
San Antonio, Texas 78215-1213

Phone: (210) 554-2420
Fax: (210) 271-3330
    

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Hazardous Chemicals / Managing Hazardous Chemicals

Environmental Program Contacts

Eddie Pena, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     
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SAISD Hazardous Materials / IAQ Coordinator
Phone: (210) 554-2420


Peter Swerzenski, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     
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SAISD Assistant Director, Environmental Programs
Phone: (210) 554-2420

Managing Hazardous Chemicals

  • Maintain a current inventory.  Include:
    • Chemical or product name
    • Manufacturer or supplier
    • Container size and type
    • (If > 55 gallons or 500 lbs.) maximum and average amount on hand
  • Determine what the need is and what materail's will do the job 
  • Obtain  & review current product information sheets, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on new or different sheet before you order. 
  • Select chemical or material based upon:
    • Health and physical hazards
    • Environmental hazards
    • Waste or Using / storing less chemical products
    • Less toxic / hazardous substitutes
  • Order
    • Only (hazardous) chemicals with current (& reviewed) MSDS or SDS
    • Only enough material needed 
      • Used during current school year
      • Used within expiration date
  • Storage and Handling
    • Do not mix chemicals
    • Use personal protective equipment and inspect / check emergency equipment
    • Properly label, store, and secure chemicals and chemical wastes
    • Use oldest chemical / product first
    • Safely control and clean up spills
  • Do’s and Do not’s
    • Label all containers
    • Read and follow manufacturer instructions
    • Make MSDS/SDSs available
    • Do not bring chemicals / products from home
    • Revew and have an MSDS for all trial chemicals / products
    • Only keep what you need
    • Properly dispose of wastes