Environmental Compliance & Industrial Hygiene
Of all the units in EH&S, Environmental Compliance and Industrial Hygiene (ECIH) is the most multifaceted. There is no area of campus which has not been affected by the work of the ECIH unit. The CU Boulder campus can be likened to a small city, and it has similar environmental concerns to address. The campus includes a large number of people working inside of a relatively small area that includes numerous buildings. However, the campus also has some complex research operations being performed that are not seen in small cities and that’s what makes the job for the ECIH unit so unique and challenging.
The unit maintains numerous regulatory permits designed to protect our environment in which we live and work. The ECIH unit supports healthy workplaces by investigating indoor air quality problems and by performing exposure assessments.
Another area of specialization for ECIH is industrial hygiene. Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness. The most common areas of concern from faculty and staff members involving industrial hygiene are odor, noise and lead exposure issues.
Services provided by the ECIH unit include:
- Occupational safety programs
- Event and food service approvals
- Pollution prevention and spill prevention
- Experimental protocol reviews
- Project and plan reviews
- Facility inspections
- Regulatory compliance and permits
- Occupational safety training and resources
- Indoor air quality
- Sanitation reviews
- Industrial hygiene training
- Ventilation surveys and hazard assessments;
- Laboratory safety and design requirements
- Water quality and permitting
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News and Updates
May 25, 2018
New Lab Management and Safety Compliance Application Coming This Summer
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is excited to announce that it will be implementing BioRAFT to make lab management for chemical, biological and radiological safety compliance easier and more user-friendly. BioRAFT is a centralized, web-based platform for EH&S and CU Boulder’s research communities to manage laboratory training, inspections, equipment, hazards and much more. This new […]Read more...
January 2, 2018
January 2018 Occupational Health and Safety (OHSP) Newsletter
The OHSP has recently expanded to include laboratories that conduct biological research. Read more in our newsletter! ohsp-newsletter-january-2018Read more...