Atlanta Metropolitan College

Campus Life

Office of Environmental Health/Safety and Right-to-Know

Introduction

The Environmental Health and Safety & RTK Unit is strongly committed to protect the Environmental and Human Health of the AMC campus and operations.

The Unit recognizes that proactive efforts much be taken to ensure that sound Environmental Health and Safety planning is integrated into every level of college decision making, EHS provides guidance and oversight to mandated programs, responds to concerns about indoor environments, conducts safety inspections of laboratories and suppoemergencyrt areas, provides fire safety services, processes and manages hazardous materials for proper disposal, provides emergency response for hazardous materials incidents/accidents (spills), and provides safety training.

Goals and Objectives

1. To develop, follow and continuously improve environmental, heath and safety procedures and practices for all facilities, projects and operations;

2. To promote environmental, health and safety awareness among all faculty, staff and students and provide appropriate resources for training and program implementation;

3. To practice pollution prevention by recycling all appropriate materials, purchasing recycled products, substitution less hazardous materials and establishing micro-scale chemistry operations;

4. To recognize the interrelationship between energy and the environment and implement energy efficient strategies, and clean – fueled vehicles where appropriate;

5. Work cooperatively with government and other appropriate organizations in developing reasonable environmental, health and safety legislation and regulations which protect the environment and human health and which are cost effective;

6. To continue heightening employee safety awareness at Atlanta Metropolitan College as well as complying with the “Public Employee Hazardous Chemical Protection and Right To Know act of 1988”.

Board of Regents Environmental Health Training Links

These trainings are designed to educate USG employees on the importance and benefits of properly recognizing and safely working with hazardous materials, commonly used chemicals, hazardous wastes, bloodborne pathogens, and proper use of fire extinguishers.

RTK/GHS Training Online Right To Know Chemical-Specific
Hazardous Waste Awareness Blood borne Pathogens
Portable Fire Extinguishers

Environmental Health

www.cdc.gov www.osha.gov
www.pandemicflu.gov www.who.int

Environmental Health; Safety Video Library

The video library contains videos on a variety of environmental and safety-related topics, such as blood-borne pathogens, laboratory and chemical safety and electrical safety. All of the videos are in VHS form.

Preventing Workplace Violence Glassware Washing Hazards
Landscape Maintenance Safety Kitchen Safety
Chemical Hazards Electrical Safety – The OSHA Regulations
Hazard Communications – RTK Acid Rain
Chemical Storage Hazards Emergency Response
Get Out and Stay Alive Set One (Radionuclide Hazards, Chemical Hazards, Emergency Response)
Radionuclide Hazards Glassware Washing Hazards
Landscape Maintenance Safety Employee Safety Orientation
Back Care and Safety Fall Protection
Forklift 2000 X-ray Diffraction Hazards
Assessing Risks Set Three (Mammalian Cell Culture Hazards, X-ray Diffraction Hazards, Assessing Risks of Toxie Chemicals)
Centrifugation Hazards Bloodborne Pathogens 2000
Mammalian Cell Culture Hazards Chemical Biological Preparedness
Bloodborne Pathogens – Custodians Fire Extinguishers – Fire Prevention 2000
Asbestos Awareness Bomb Threat Procedures
Ergonomics for the Twenty-First Century Safety in the Science Laboratory
Chemical Waste on Campus  
Laboratory Fume Hood Operation

Contact Information

Sunita Duggal, Director
Environmental Health and Safety & RTK Unit
1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Academic Building, Rm. 131
Atlanta, GA 30310
Email: sduggal@atlm.edu

Phone: 404-756-4044
Fax: 404-756-4638

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.