Environmental Health and Safety Office

It is the mission of the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) to provide a safe and healthy campus environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and contractors. We accomplish our mission by maintaining compliance with Federal, State and Local rules and regulations. Our commitment to safety includes not only compliance with regulatory requirements, but also education, consultation and training services for the college community.

The Environmental Health and Safety Office is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing environmental, health and safety programs that will positively impact working and learning conditions on campus. EHS functions as a consultant to all members of the college community, students, faculty and staff.

EHS programs include, but are not limited to:

Download Icon*Right-to-Know Law
Download Icon*Lab Emergency Spill Plan
Download Icon*Chemical Spill Response
Download Icon*Bloodborne Pathogens and Exposure Control
Download Icon*Biohazardous Waste Plan
Download Icon*Universal Waste

Training seminars are also provided periodically on a variety of EHS topics, and notifications of training are sent to the appropriate departments. If you need training in a specific area, please contact EHS.

If an employee or student of the College of Optometry has questions or concerns regarding any of the above mentioned programs or environmental health and safety issues in general, EHS is available for assistance.

Gaea Austin
EHS Officer
Room: 3M05A
Phone: (212) 938-5581
Email: ehs@sunyopt.edu

SUNY Environmental Health & Safety Office