This policy is designed to ensure that Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) issues are addressed in a timely manner and applicable EH&S regulations and codes are followed as changes are made to College facilities and operations.
Definitions and Scope
Major projects, including the design and construction of new buildings and the acquisition of new property, involve dozens of EH&S regulations and codes at the federal, state, and local levels. It is essential that the College fully understand all applicable regulations and codes and their specific requirements. The Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EH&S Officer) will participate as an active member of the Project Team beginning with the conceptual design phase and continuing through the completion and occupancy of the facility. The Director of Planning and Construction must notify the EH&S Officer of new projects.
Mid-size projects, including building renovations and remodeling, may involve EH&S regulations and require compliance with various codes. As such, the Director of Planning and Construction will provide the EH&S Office with a written project request form prior to construction and as early as possible. The project request form can be taken from existing cost estimates or bid documents. The project request form is promptly reviewed by the EH&S Officer and potential issues identified will be brought to the attention of the Director of Planning and Construction. The EH&S Officer will participate as an active member of the Project Team.
Minor projects, including building renovations, and furniture, equipment, installation and removal can sometimes be affected by EH&S regulations and require compliance with various codes. As such, the Director of Planning and Construction will provide the EH&S Officer with a copy of project cost estimates and any project description prior to commencement of construction and as early as possible. This cost estimate and project description, if available, will be promptly reviewed by EH&S Officer for potential EH&S issues.
Maintenance work, including emergency repairs, can sometimes involve EH&S regulations and require compliance with various codes. As such, the Facilities Management will notify EH&S Officer when repair work could result in EH&S impacts such as asbestos or lead-based paint releases or the generation of hazardous materials. This notice may result from a project-planning meeting, or come through a work order system, telephone notice or other means. Upon notice, the EH&S Officer will review the proposed work, inspects the work site, if necessary, identifies EH&S issues, and makes appropriate recommendations. For emergency situations, EH&S Officer must be notified as early as possible and will respond immediately.
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Last Modified: May 5, 2004