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.
- Policies and Procedures
- Programs and Plans
CUNY Office of Environmental, Health and Risk Management
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
United States Environmental Protection Agency
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York State Department of Labor-Division of Safety and Health-Public Employee Safety and Health