Office of Environmental Health and Safety

The Office Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety is here to serve the college community and provide a safe learning and working environment. Medgar Evers College is committed to providing a healthy environment and safety place for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Three Key Services Provided.

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Maintain Regulatory Compliance
  • Respond to Employee Complaints and Concerns

We are responsible for compliance with local, state and federal agencies. The office complies with regulations from:

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Fire Department of New York

The office maintains compliance through:

  • Proper management of hazardous materials and hazardous waste
  • Preventing the release of chemicals into the environment
  • Managing the chemical inventory.

In addition to environmental compliance, the office is also responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our faculty, staff, and students. Through programs that:

  • Provide the required health and safety trainings (such as Laboratory Safety, Bloodborne Pathogen, Hazard Communication Standard, Lock-Out Tag-out, Confined Space) to our faculty, students and staff.
  • Respond to employee, students and visitors complaints and concerns
  • Conduct assessments in indoor air quality, mold, lead and asbestos and take corrective actions and remediation.
  • Investigation accidents and related injuries and illnesses

The office also serves as the repository for all environmental health and safety compliance documents required by government regulatory agencies.

  • Permits
  • Licenses
  • Certificate
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Programs and Plans

 

CUNY Office of Environmental, Health and Risk Management

http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ehsrm.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

https://www.osha.gov/

United States Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/

New York City Department of Environmental Protection

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/home/home.shtml

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

http://www.dec.ny.gov/

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

New York State Department of Labor-Division of Safety and Health-Public Employee Safety and Health

https://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_PESH.shtm