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Oklahoma State University. Your partner in compliance. Environmental Health & Safety. Organizational Structure. Dr. David Bosserman, Vice President Administration & Finance. Kathy Elliott, Associate Vice President and Controller. Don Pierce, Director Environmental Health & Safety.

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oklahoma state university

Oklahoma State University

Your partner in compliance

Environmental Health & Safety

organizational structure
Organizational Structure

Dr. David Bosserman, Vice PresidentAdministration & Finance

Kathy Elliott, Associate Vice Presidentand Controller

Don Pierce, DirectorEnvironmental Health & Safety

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ehs department organization
EHS Department Organization

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life safety code enforcement
Life Safety Code Enforcement

EHS personnel inspect all campus locations on a routine and special basis to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

If any unsafe conditions are found, the Authority Having Jurisdiction has the authority to stop the work and/or lock out the area until improvements are made.

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construction code enforcement
Construction Code Enforcement

All construction, renovation and remodeling of any structure owned or operated by OSU shall be designed and constructed according to all codes/standards that are referenced by the 2003 International Building Code.

During construction, all projects will be inspected at regular intervals for safe working practices, good construction and adherence to applicable codes. If serious violations are found, a Cease & Desist Order may be issued.

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regulatory agencies

EHS assists the University and its departments in staying in compliance with the requirements and guidelines of the following Federal agencies:

  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
  • DOT (Department of Transportation)
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Mgmt. Agency)
  • NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Adm.)
  • US DOL (U.S. Department of Labor)

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federal compliance
Federal Compliance

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Clean Air
  • Clean Water
  • Hazardous & Infectious Waste Disposal
  • Pollution Control
  • Storm Water Discharge

EPA has transferred this authority to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) for enforcement.

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Federal Compliance

Occupational Safety & Health Admin. (OSHA)

  • Asbestos / Lead Abatement
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazard Communications
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan (Laboratory Safety)
  • Worker Safety

The Oklahoma Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the federal OSHA rules.

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Federal Compliance

Department of Transportation

Regulates interstate shipment and permitting of all chemical and hazardous substances.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission establishes rules and regulations for intrastate shipment under Senate Bill 809, of the 2000 Legislature.

University Mailing Services coordinates the shipment of biological and hazardous substances to and from the OSU campus with EHS and other University departments.

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Federal Compliance

Emergency Management (FEMA)

Stafford Act

Emergency Operations Plan

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Developed the Master Emergency Plan for OSU. Coordinates tabletop exercises with administrative staff on simulated incidents: tornado, chemical, ice storm, etc.

Dr. DR Baker, OSU Consultant

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americans with disabilities
Americans With Disabilities

The ADA is adjudicated by the U.S. Department of Justice. EHS assists the University with ADA compliance by:

  • Reviewing all construction and renovation plans
  • Investigating ADA complaints

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state compliance
State Compliance

State-mandated training requirements

  • Quarterly Safety Training
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Respirator Training

These training requirements are part of federally-mandated safety programs administered by the State Department of Labor.

EHS’ safety training coordinator provides the required training or assistance for the OSU system and the A&M institutions.

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your compliance responsibilities
Your Compliance Responsibilities
  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Quarterly Safety Training
  • Workplace-Specific Training

Every department is responsible for ensuring these training requirements are met—including documentation.

EHS will work with departments to help you with this requirement.

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ehs compliance responsibilities
EHS Compliance Responsibilities
  • Occupant/Worker Safety
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Safety Training
  • Hazard Communication
  • Asbestos Abatement

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administrative support
Administrative Support

Juanita Phelan, Admin. Assistant

  • Construction/RenovationPlan Review & Permit Process
  • Required federal & state documentation
  • Campus Master Emergency Plan
  • Oversee daily operation of EHS
  • EHS Webmaster

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occupant worker safety
Occupant/Worker Safety

Roy Mason, Foreman

  • Building & Job Site Inspections
  • Fire Drills
  • Emergency Fire/EMS Response
  • Construction Plan Review for Code Compliance
  • Fire Alarm Testing & Maintenance

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hazardous materials hazmat
Hazardous Materials(HAZMAT)

Greg Fox, Coordinator

  • Chemical Odor Investigation
  • Emergency Chemical Response
  • Determination of Hazardous Waste
  • Laboratory Safety (Chemical Hygiene Plan)
  • Fume Hood / Safety Cabinet Oversight
  • Chemical Waste Pickup & Disposal
  • Investigation of Indoor Air Quality Problems

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safety training
Safety Training

Greg Hogan, Coordinator

  • Coordinates Quarterly Training
  • On-Site, Job-Specific Training
  • Ergonomic Audit of Work Processes
  • Online Training @ www.pp.okstate.edu/ehs
  • Investigates On-the-Job Injury Reports

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what training is required
What Training is Required?
  • Anyone who is employed by OSU is required to receive Quarterly Safety Training as well as Hazard Communication (Right-to-Know) Training. (HB 1447, 1993)
  • Other training may be required depending on the job duties of the employee.

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hazard communication hazcom
Hazard Communication(HAZCOM)

Stephen Boles, Coordinator

  • MSDS Master Recordkeeper
  • Right-To-Know Training
  • Chemical Inventory Lists (CIL’s)
  • Labels and Emergency Notification Signs
  • Laboratory Safety Audits
  • Phase I Environmental Assessments

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Hazard Communication(HAZCOM)
  • Train-the-Trainer Classes (twice-a-year)
    • Purpose is to train representatives from campus departments to train their fellow employees.
  • Right-To-Know Training
    • Conducted by trained member of your department for all other department employees
    • Required within 30 days of hire
    • Annual training required thereafter
    • Training must be documented

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asbestos abatement
Asbestos Abatement

John Dodson, Coordinator

  • All abatement work on the OSU campus is conducted according to the regulations of the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
  • All Asbestos workers must be licensed by the State of Oklahoma and receive annual training.

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ehs campus safety projects
EHS Campus Safety Projects

As part of our mission, EHS funds various projects that will make the OSU campus a safer place to work, study and live.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

HES Child Development Playground

Raised surrounding fence to height of 6 feet to provide the children with added safety and security.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

Blue Emergency Phones

Purchased 30 “Blue Phones”for the Campus Emergency Phone Project.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

Elevator Emergency Phones

Purchased and installed emergency “hands-free” phones for all elevators in academic campus buildings.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

Storm Sirens

Installed three new storm sirens on campus. We are planning to purchase at least two additional sirens to cover new student housing areas.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

Campus Sidewalk Improvements

Funded work to remove tripping hazards in campus sidewalks and build new sidewalks at a cost of more than $160,000 over the past 5 years.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

Jewelry Lab

Provided funding for construction of the new Jewelry Lab on the 4th floor of the Bartlett Center.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

Laboratory Equipment

Purchased and installed equipment and materials as necessary to help bring existing chemical laboratories into compliance with current code.

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EHS Campus Safety Projects

CEAT Design & Manufacturing Lab

Provided funds to install surplus parking lot lights, plus purchase and install a Blue Emergency phone at this remote parking lot on the northwest side of campus.

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Environmental Health & Safety

120 Physical Plant Services Bldg.

Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: 405-744-7241

Fax: 405-744-7148


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