Administration and Finance
Jeff Carter, CHMM, CHO, MPS, Environmental Health and Safety Officer Office
Office: Horton Hall, room 160
Environmental Health & Safety Committee
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at Farmingdale State College has collaborated with key stakeholders, including the President and Vice President of the College, Department Chairs and Deans, Operations Systems Managers and Supervisors, among others, to effectively create an Environmental Health & Safety Committee. This committee exists to assist the various campus departments navigate and understand their responsibilities under Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety laws and regulations. It also aims to serve as a forum for members of the campus community to voice their concerns and to raise questions regarding environmental health and safety matters. Ultimately, members of this committee have a primary role of supporting their respective departments to meet regulatory responsibilities and internal policies and procedures.
From laboratory waste management to fluorescent light bulb recycling, potential hazardous
exposures to everything from asbestos to blood borne pathogens, campus activities
and operations are subject to numerous federal and state regulations. This committee
will strive to communicate what standards apply and why – making a sometimes complicated
set of rules and regulations easier to comprehend and implement. Issues and concerns
brought up through this committee will hopefully serve as guiding tools for further
enhancing the Environmental Health and Safety programs already established on campus,
as well as providing direction on new programs and policy that need to be developed.
This EHS Committee addresses three general categories of laws and regulations:
- Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Emergency Response and Preparedness for Hazardous Substances
For more information, or how to get involved, please contact Jeff Carter, EH&S Officer and EH&S Committee Chairperson, at x2105.