Welcome to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety!
The College of Staten Island is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all of our faculty, students and staff. To that end, the College Environmental Health and Safety Office exists solely to serve the college community through the support of the following programs:
- Regulatory compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency
- Regulatory compliance with the Public Employees Safety and Health Bureau
- Laboratory Safety
- Indoor Air Quality Investigation & Follow-up
- Mold Investigation & Remediation
- Accident Investigation
In all cases, the staff of the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS Office) will provide efficient and professional service in support of an environmentally healthy and safe campus.
In 2002 the City University of New York and the Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement that allowed CUNY to have their component colleges audited for compliance with EPA regulations. This audit was to be completed by a third-party and the results were to be submitted to the EPA. The College of Staten Island was the first college in the CUNY system to go through this audit. The audit was completed in February of 2003 and the results submitted to the EPA in February of 2004.
The following plans and policies were developed in order to comply with EPA regulations. They represent the environmental policy of the College of Staten Island.
- CSI Hazardous Waste Management Plan
- CSI Radioactive Waste Management Plan
- CSI Regulated Waste Management Plan
- CSI Used Oil and Universal Waste Management Plan
The Environmental Health and Safety Office is responsible for ensuring that College laboratory safety policies are followed in campus research and teaching laboratories. The Chemical Hygiene Officer is the individual that manages laboratory safety issues in the Laboratory Sciences Building. This individual reports to the Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
The Chemical Hygiene Plan and CUNY Lab Safety Manual are as follows: