3.1 Identification of Hazardous Materials On-Site

Hazardous materials on-site which are significant to emergency response include the chemicals listed below.

  • acids and bases
  • flammable liquids
  • explosive and shock sensitive compounds
  • compressed gases
  • radioactive materials
  • oxidizers
  • water-reactive compounds
  • biological hazards
  • known and suspected carcinogens
  • pesticides
  • liquid oxygen
  • ammonium nitrate fertilizer
  • gasoline and diesel fuel

A listing of the hazardous materials and their locations at this facility is maintained by the Safety Officer.

3.2 Potential Hazards

Due to the location of the Agricultural Campus and the nature of the activities conducted here, a variety of potential hazards exist including but not limited to:

  • fire
  • explosion
  • toxic or flammable spills
  • toxic gases or vapors
  • health hazards by physical contact
  • overhead power lines
  • steam lines
  • weather-related disasters
  • transportation disasters, including:
    • railroad accidents
    • river barge accidents
    • highway accidents

3.3 Hazardous Materials Transportation Routes

Incoming: All hazardous materials are transported to the Agricultural Campus by commercial motor carrier. All carriers must enter via Joe Johnson Drive, which can be accessed from either Neyland Drive or from Volunteer Blvd.

Outgoing: The University of Tennessee Agricultural Campus does not transport hazardous materials off-site except:

  • Small quantities of fertilizers and pesticides which are to be applied to crop production/research areas.
  • Hazardous wastes which are transported by a licensed hazardous waste transporter.

No hazardous materials are manufactured or sold by this facility