The environmental health function of EHS oversees a wide spectrum of programs focused on the protection of the local environment. Programs include hazardous waste management, medical waste management, Hazmat business plan chemical inventory, emergency response to hazardous materials releases and compliance oversight of storm and waste water programs.
Training classes are provided for employees and, at a minimum, include hazardous and medical waste management, bloodborne pathogens control, hazard communication, best chemical inventory management practices, emergency response to chemical releases and general lab safety.
The division also acts as the liaison with various regulatory agencies to insure campus wide compliance with federal, state and local environmental health regulations. To promote compliance, EHS conducts routine inspections and notifies departments of required corrections.