Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety assists the campus in providing a safe and healthful workplace through the development and implementation of programs which minimize the risk of occupationally related injury or illness. Also, EH&S develops and implements programs to ensure the safe use, handling and storage of hazardous materials and appropriate and compliant disposal of hazardous wastes. These are accomplished through employee training programs, procedures and policies, and compliance surveys.

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EHS News and Information

Safety Jam

Thank you to all who attended the January Safety Jam where we had a guest speaker from the Department of Emergency Management talk about emergency evacuations. The purpose of quarterly "Safety Jam" meetings is to bring together those on campus who have an active role in health and safety, to build a network of support across departments, enhance our collective body of knowledge, and have a forum for communicating safety-related issues, news, and events. Safety Jams are open to anyone who would like to attend.

The next Safety Jam will be Friday, April 21st, 2023 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM in the Kennedy Library, room 209.

We hope to see you there!

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Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS)

EHS has begun a multi-part training series to support the relaunch of the campus RSS program . Each training will focus on a different requirement or module, and each training builds upon the last. All responsible persons, new and seasoned, are encourraged to attend every session. Meetings will be recorded and posted.

The next scheduled training will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 and will cover the chemical inventory and SDS modules in RSS. The Zoom link can be found on the EHS RSS webpage.

Click HERE for a recording of the "Relaunch Summary" training conducted on October 7th, 2022.

Click HERE for a recording of the "RSS Setup" training conducted on November 4th, 2022.

Click HERE for a recording of the "WASTe" Hazardous Waste Labeling training conducted on January 27th, 2023.

Click HERE for the full schedule of sessions.

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Need to Report an Injury?

If you experience a work-related injury or illness, you must notify your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will complete the Work Related Injury/Illness Form and provide to you the Claim Form DWC 1 within 24 hours of their knowledge of your injury/illness. Late reporting could delay or jeopardize Worker's Compensation benefits.