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Environmental Health & Safety Procedure Manual
Environmental Management Plan
Indoor Air Quality
Hazardous Chemical Disposal
Physical Plant Emergency Recovery Plan
Emergency Info. Contact Harper Police x6330(link to Harper Police Page http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/page.cfm?p=917 )
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is a program to provide a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the College. The EH&S program works with the college community to prevent or minimize injuries, illnesses and environmental damage through the recognition, evaluation, and control of potential hazards arising from college activities.
For any questions or concerns contact:
Sara Gibson, MS, CSP, ARM
Manager, Environmental Health & Safety
Physical Plant – Bldg. B
847-925-6923 or firstname.lastname@example.orgEnvironmental Health & Safety
This manual contains the College’s written EH&S Procedures, most of which are required by federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
Click here to download the EH&S Manual
This plan contains the College’s written procedures to comply with State and Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Click here to download the EMP
LIFE THREATENING INJURIES CALL 911
Section 13 –Office Ergonomics is part of the Environmental Health & Safety Manual (PDF).
This program is to assist employees in making adjustments to their computer workstations to achieve a neutral position (see picture).
Employees can either read through Section 13 on their own and complete the checklist or call the Mgr. EH&S (Sara Gibson) to schedule an Ergonomic Evaluation. The Ergo. Evaluation takes about 30 minutes. If you are in pain or discomfort call for an evaluation.
Departments are responsible to provide a proper ergonomic workstation (an adjustable chair and keyboard tray) upon hiring a new employee working at a computer. For existing employees that need assistance, call the Mgr. EH&S (Sara Gibson x6923).
For additional info. see the OSHA website: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html
Section 14 –Indoor Air Quality is part of the Environmental Health & Safety Procedure Manual-PDF.
The College’s Physical Plant strives to provide a comfortable indoor air environment. Building occupants can help to maintain a good indoor air quality by doing the following:
If you feel health effects due to the indoor air report these to your supervisor. If symptoms persist proceed to Health & Psychological Services.
If you have concerns that are not causing health effects nor can be addressed by one of the above steps, call the Mgr. EH&S (Sara Gibson x6923).
Section 17 –Fleet Safety Guidelines, are part of the Environmental Health & Safety Procedure Manual -PDF.
The College has defined standards of conduct and established requirements for faculty, staff, student and volunteers that operate motor vehicles while conducting Harper College business. The primary goal is to prevent accidents and minimize the risk of personal injury.
The Fleet Safety Guidelines include the following:
Section 15-Environmental Management is part of the Environmental Health & Safety Procedure Manual (PDF) as well as the Environmental Management Plan (PDF).
If you are unsure of how a chemical waste in your department should be disposed, contact the Mgr. EH&S (Sara Gibson x6923).
Chemical waste pick ups are coordinated by the Mgr. EHS at the end of each semester.
Section 16 –Asbestos Management is part of the Environmental Health & Safety Procedure Manual -PDF.
In campus buildings built before 1980 all building materials will be Presumed Asbestos Containing Materials (PACM), unless tested to prove otherwise. The Mgr. EH&S has an Asbestos Inventory of locations that have been sample to determine if asbestos is present. Most of the samples have identified asbestos in the floor tile, floor tile mastic and pipe joint compound.
Contact the Mgr. EH&S (Sara Gibson x6923) if you have questions about asbestos on campus or would like an awareness training session on asbestos.
All asbestos abatement projects are conducted according to regulations set forth in: OSHA, IDPH, IEPA, and Cook County Dept. of Environment.
The Physical Plant Emergency Recovery Plan is to assess damage and clean up/repair to campus buildings and grounds. This plan does not address the emergency recovery of phone or computer systems, that is the IT department.
All Physical Plant recovery efforts will take place after the initial emergency response and the building or area has been declared safe for occupancy by the Fire Department.
(also make link to this page from the Physical Plant HOME page)
Illinois Dept. of Labor (IDOL) - www.state.il.us/agency/idol/
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA)–www.osha.gov
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) -www.epa.state.il.us/
Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) –www.cshema.org
National Safety Council-www.nsc.org
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – www.asse.org
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) – www.aiha.org