ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Rules and regulations concerning hazardous materials have become increasingly complex. Combined with the positive trend on campuses toward developing safety and health programs, the full-time services of a Campus Environmental Officer were begun in 1987. Duties and responsibilities of the job area divided into four broad and equally important areas:
1. To focus resource efforts for continuous improvement, development, implementation and
monitoring of the safety and environmental conditions at Pittsburg State University.
2. To oversee and ensure compliance with government regulations for handling and disposing of
hazardous waste and to advise on related procedures.
3. Serve as Chair of the PSU Safety Committee.
4. Serve as a member of the Physical Plant Safety Committee.
Policies and guidelines have been prepared and adopted as official university standards in each of the four areas. These have been distributed to appropriate departments and sections. Copies are available at the Physical Plant.
Assistance with handling or disposing of hazardous materials must be obtained through the Physical Plant. Please call Jeff Stotts at extension 4774 with any questions regarding university environmental issues. All requests for services must be submitted through the online "General Work Order" system located on GUS. In the event of an emergency situation, please submit the "General Work Order" form as soon as possible following the incident.
In case of an emergency environmental safety situation during the Environmental Safety and Health hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday, call extension 4777. If an emergency situation occurs after 4:30 PM or on Saturday or Sunday, please call University Police at Extension 4624.