The University of Iowa

Oil and Used Oil

Oil is frequently used in many aspects of research and operational activities at The University of Iowa. Used oil is an EPA regulated material. Regulations direct that used oil should be recycled. All oil, used oil, oil filters and oil contaminated materials should be disposed of through EHS. For more details, refer to the Oil and Used Oil Disposal Guide.

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  • SPCC: Oil Spill Prevention - W67HAZ
    • Training is required initially and annually. To finish your training requirement, you must also know specific information unique to your own work area. Use the Site-Specific Training checklist located within the course content to review site-specific training items with your supervisor or designated work area trainer.
    • Audience: All personnel subject to SPCC that use, store and transfer oils.

For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training.