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2016 Goals

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Intrapreneurship
Explore Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag use for chemical inventory management and compliance.
EHS will support UNC’s Informal Contracting Process to ensure that the best-qualified, responsible, responsive contractors perform the construction work; while building the base of contractors, which UNC pulls from.
Finalize the chemical inventory tracking process for the on-line HMP program across campus.
Develop and implement a waste tracking report in HASMIS for radioactive waste and mixed waste for decay in storage at the Radioactive Waste Storage Building storage, the Liquid Waste Pouring Facility and Storage Area 7 at the TSDF Building 531
Implement an EHS cross-functional team to analyze the reason(s) for the generation of high hazard and unknown chemical waste from University laboratories.  Develop an action plan, which drives education with the ultimate goal of the reduction of high hazard and unknown laboratory chemical waste generation.
In collaboration with Chemical Safety and Environmental Affairs, continue the update process of the construction design guidelines to reflect new regulatory drivers and best practices.
Review and make improvements to the biosafety cabinet certification program.
Bring the Research Animal Handler Questionnaire form into Hasmis to take advantage of our existing data systems/lab exposure plans and improve accuracy of reporting.
Review and publish the University’s last 4-year experience of PEP for needlesticks in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Compliance
Continue to work with Facilities Services on development and implementation of a campus wide oxygen monitor program for areas that have potential for oxygen deficiency (storage of cryogenics, carbon monoxide manifold systems, etc.).
Continue to work with NCDENR on development and implementation of remedial action plan (RAP) for the Town of Chapel Hill Old Sanitary Landfill at Carolina North
Renew the University’s NCDEQ Reclaimed Water Permit.
Continue to monitor the design and start-up of the clean room in the cyclotron facility. Establish appropriate safety programs for all imaging modalities in BRIC.
Implement the 10 CFR 37 requirements for the for the irradiator security program.
Apply for a Manufacturing and Distribution license for BRIC’s cyclotron facility.
Update the University’s construction design guidelines for hazardous materials, (lead & Asbestos) to reflect new regulatory drivers and best practices
Implement the clinical laboratory inspection program to ensure a safe work environment for employees working in clinical laboratory areas.
Review the University’s Lead Based Paint Policy and update as necessary to incorporate new legislation.
Review the University’s Biosafety program for risk group 2+.: Create tiers for research labs based on risk assessments.
Continue to improve the fire extinguisher program by collecting and analyzing the program data on campus fire extinguishers and encouraging high risk departments to conduct monthly fire extinguisher inspections.
Update the University’s Title V permit to incorporate the proposed new on campus emergency generators.
Develop Asbestos Management Plan for buildings with asbestos containing fireproofing and  acoustical ceiling treatments.
Growth
Support the Mary Ellen Jones renovation project including permitting, design review and demolition and construction activities.
Develop, identify, and implement new clinical location classification mechanism in HASMIS for SOM personnel located off campus.
Implement and distribute the updated Emergency Action Plan (EAP) form to Emergency Coordinators, track compliance and follow-up with departments on campus as needed.
Continue the development and implementation of an on-line Permitting program for Hot Work, Confined Space, and Energized Work.
Education
Develop a white paper on the applicability of the ASHRAE Standard 188P-Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems and the AIHA Publication” Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems for education across campus.
Review and update the Biological Safety risk group 2+ online training programs with modules for HIV/SIV, Non-human primates / herpes B and viral amplification.
Continue the implementation of the State’s Hazard Hero program across campus and actively use the theme of “June is Safety Month” as a communication vehicle to enhance the safety culture across campus.
In support of the Export Control program, update the hazardous materials shipping training program.
Recruit, train, equip, and implement a core group of Emergency Response Team members with enhanced capabilities and competencies as defined by the ERT Proposal.