Environmental Hazards Policy & Responsibilities

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Environmental Health and Safety

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Environmental Hazards Policy & Responsibilities

I. Role of EH&S:

The role of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety is to assist the various departments (Capital Projects, Facilities Management, and Residential Services) in complying with the applicable regulations and this policy. In order to insure compliance with this policy the Office of EH&S shall conduct routine inspections/audits of abatement and other construction projects but it is ultimately the responsibility of the TC project manager to monitor the activities of the contractor selected. EH&S, in consultation with the General Counsel, shall be responsible for regulatory agency correspondence as it relates to environmental projects.

The EH&S office shall generate an "approved asbestos Contractor's list" and an “approved environmental consultant list” which shall indicate those vendors (Contractors and Consultants) approved to work on environmental projects at Teachers College. Only those firms included on the approved list may participate in environmental projects at Teachers College.