July 26, 1996
Staffer Earns Hazardous Waste Certificate
UW-River Falls hazardous materials manager Mark Kimball has qualified as a senior certified hazardous material manager. This credential provides national recognition to professionals in industry, government and academia who manage hazardous materials and have obtained the appropriate education and experience. In addition, candidates for this award must pass a rigorous national examination.
Kimball, an alumnus of UW-RF and a staff member since 1972, has more than five years of environmental health and safety experience. He directs the University's hazardous waste handling program and is responsible for the development and management of chemical safety programs on campus.
Director of Safety and Security Chuck Riley says the CHMM certification "further enhances Kimball's role in counseling University personnel concerning environmental health and safety."
The list of hazardous wastes generated by the University is extensive, says Riley. Wastes are generated not only from the chemistry and agricultural science departments, but from the paints and ceramics used in the art department, the chemicals used in film development for photography, and for campus maintenance and construction projects.
Riley says that the certification process requires extensive training and education. There are only 7,000 CHMM certified professionals in the United States.