Fall 2018 update

The Staff of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is here to provide efficient and professional service in support of an environmentally healthy and safe campus. EH&S has a professional staff to handle areas such as: Fire Safety, Lab Safety, Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance. Our office is available to assist you with any concerns or issues you may have involving your area of work, events you are holding or anything campus wide.

EH&S along with Public Safety are conducting fire drills in all of the buildings on campus in the upcoming weeks. Schedule is available at the bottom of this page. We are actively recruiting Fire Wardens for each floor and encourage you to reach out to us if you would like to be a Fire Warden. EH&S is planning a fire warden training for the early part of the semester. We have also developed evacuation maps to be posted in all elevator lobbies to assist occupants in locating the available exits, fire extinguishers, evacuation chairs, stand pipe hoses, automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) and the assembly areas for each building. During the summer months, our staff, along with our outside contractors have re-inspected every fire extinguisher, manual pull station and smoke detector, fire alarm system and public address (PA) system on campus.

Lab Safety Training

All faculty, staff, and students who work in a laboratory are required by law to attend initial Lab Safety Training within 30 days of their appointment/assignment. Initial Laboratory safety training must be attended in person. Complete the registration form to sign up for a live classroom training.

If you have already received your initial live training and require a periodic refresher, you may either attend a live training or complete on-line refresher components remotely. Refresher trainings cover the same components required in the initial training, but are designed for experienced laboratory users. You must register for refresher training as you would for initial training so that you can be placed into the correct refresher program.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Laboratory Safety

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 Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Laboratories and shops can often have unique hazards and generate wastes that cannot be discarded into regular trash receptacles. The staff of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety is available to answer questions on topics related to the health, safety, and well-being of all members of the campus community and environmental impact of waste materials that we discard.

You have the right to know about hazardous materials in your work place and what you can do to protect yourself and others from any hazards they may exhibit. The Office of EH&S offers NYS Right to Know -Hazard Communication training, a requirement of State and Federal Laws, to all faculty, staff and students working in laboratories or with hazardous materials in the course of their duties. We encourage all faculty to attend periodically and ensure that their staff and students attend this training periodically in an effort to maintain the highest levels of health and safety compliance attainable.

The Chemical Hygiene Plan and CUNY Lab Safety Manual are as follows:

*Chemical Hygiene Plan (hard copy in lab)

CUNY Lab Safety Manual

*For a copy of this document please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety will soon move into a state of the art laboratory support facility in the Laboratory Science Building to better support science and technology on both the academic and research fronts.

We look forward to working with everyone at CSI to make this a safe place to study, work or visit. Please reach out to our office with any concerns, comments or suggestions.

ehs@csi.cuny.edu or 718-982-4300

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.

    Contact Information

    Marc Longo
    Director
    Building 1M-107C
    Phone : 718.982.3213
    Office of Environmental Health and Safety
    Phone : 718.982.4300

    Environmental Compliance

    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

    *For a copy of this document please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@csi.cuny.edu, or call 718.982.4300.

    Laboratory Safety

    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:

    *For a copy of this document please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@csi.cuny.edu, or call 718.982.4300.

     

     

     

    Fire Drills Schedule

    Fall 2018

     

      Monday, 11/5/18 Tuesday, 11/6/18 Wednesday, 11/7/18 Thursday, 11/8/18 Friday, 11/9/18
    TIME Location Location Location Location Location
    8AM          
    8:30AM          
    9AM          
    9:30AM          
    10AM          
    10:30AM   BLDG 2S      
    11AM   BLDG 1R/2R   BLDG 1P  
    11:30AM     BLDG 5S   BLDG 2A
    12PM     BLDG 2N BLDG 4S  
    12:30PM   BLDG 4N   BLDG 3N BLDG 3S
    1PM   BLDG 1N     BLDG 5N
    1:30PM     BLDG 6S    
    2PM          
    2:30PM          
    3PM          
    3:30PM          

     

     

    Monday, 11/12/18

    Tuesday, 11/13/18 Wednesday, 11/14/18 Thursday, 11/15/18 Friday, 11/16/18
    TIME Location Location Location Location Location
    8AM          
    8:30AM          
    9AM          
    9:30AM          
    10AM          
    10:30AM          
    11AM         BLDG 1C
    11:30AM   BLDG 1A      
    12PM         BLDG 1S
    12:30PM       BLDG 2M  
    1PM   BLDG 1M      
    1:30PM   BLDG 1L   BLDG 3A  
    2PM          
    2:30PM          
    6:30PM DOLPHIN COVE        

     

     

    Monday, 11/19/2018

    Tuesday, 11/20/2018 Wednesday, 11/21/2018 Thursday, 11/22/2018 Friday 11/23/2018
    TIME    Location Location Location Location Location
    8AM          
    8:30AM          
    9AM          
    9:30AM          
    10AM          
    10:30AM          
    11AM          
    11:30AM BLDG 2S BLDG 4N BLDG 1A    
    12PM BLDG 1R/2R BLDH 1N      
    12:30PM          
    1PM          
    1:30PM          
    2PM          
    2:30PM          
    3:PM