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Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

The office of Environmental Health and Safety develops and implements a proactive safety program to ensure the university is in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and codes governing environmental safety.

It maintains, conducts, and coordinates campus-wide environmental  safety training  programs for staff. The coordinator writes safety plans, procedures, maintains safety testing equipment, and conducts environmental testing on current and future university properties. The coordinator also provides information on the storage, use, and disposal of hazardous materials.

Requests for the following specific services can be entered here. For emergencies please call the Resource Center at (206) 296-6996. You may also contact Chip Romain directly if you need to discuss the situation or prefer that it remain confidential.

Workplace Safety

  • Enforces safe working standards
  • Conducts safety orientations for new employees
  • Prepares written programs and conducts presentations on safety in the work place
  • Provides safety equipment to staff as needed and requested
  • Participates in the accident prevention plan
  • Reviews new construction and renovation plans for safety and health concerns

Lab and Materials Safety

  • Reviews laboratory safety plans
  • Maintains campus materials safety data sheets
  • Develops a safety program for hazardous materials

Environmental Quality

  • Inspects existing university structures and sites for environmental quality
  • Coordinates and oversees the work of consultants hired to conduct environmental audits
  • Oversees campus-wide pest solutions
  • Evaluates outdoor locations as designated by the university smoking policy

Emergency Planning

  • Serves as a member of the Campus Safety Committee
  • Partners with Public Safety in the development of the campus emergency response plan

More Information 

Chip Romain
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
(206) 296-6187