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:

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