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2013 Goals

Intrapreneurship
Utilize the customer-feedback mechanism of the Collaborative Laboratory Inspection Program (CLIP) to drive early identification of safety risks, hazards, communications and training needs.
Develop and implement an industry-hygiene sampling plan for all areas of occupational safety.
In collaboration with Facilities Services, continue to develop strategies to expand the cleaning of air-handling units to improve energy savings as well as enhanced indoor air quality.
Work with the Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling (OWRR) to increase lab recycling by identifying new items for recycling and disseminating proper procedures to campus researchers.
Review and update written protocols for the medical surveillance program to support customer service and the mission of the UEOHC.
Continue the implementation of the on-line HMP program with a chemical inventory tracking process and expand its use across campus. Utilize the HMP process to identify at least 12 new Job Safety Analyses.
Evaluate and implement upgrades to the Hearing Conversation program to reduce costs to the affected departments, and improve management of audiometric testing data to reduce incidents of progressive hearing loss for affected personnel. Utilize the EHS HASMIS database to ensure new employees are incorporated into the hearing conservation program.
Modify the Qualitative Risk Assessment (QRA) tool for evaluation of MSDSs and work activities in Facilities Services. Development a sampling plan that validates this approach and publish results.
Expand the capability of the Fire Safety Section use of GIS mapping to improve emergency egress and emergency response. Develop graphic metrics and dashboard indicators (e.g. trending graphs and charts) for the hazardous waste /materials management system to improve service and customer feedback.
Input laboratory fume hood and ventilation data into HASMIS and SPOTS to aid in tracking room use (hazards) and allowable air change rates, improving energy savings as part of the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project.
Compliance
Support the construction and compliance activities of the wastewater treatment system at the Bingham Facility. Acquire and obtain a permit for the new UNC Healthcare blood irradiator.
Implement the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) as part of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, which will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.
Develop strategic plan to review and implement new NRC regulation 10 CFR Part 37. These new requirements will inprove administrative processes to ensure robust security clearance for personnel, and robust operational testing of security systems.
Renew the Kannapolis radioactive materials license.
Develop and implement a medical surveillance policy for UNC employees who work with influenza virus and bacterial meningitis.
Update the UNC Biosafety Manual to include a new chapter on working with lentiviral vectors.
Implement process improvements to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic Needle stick program.
Work with Facilities Services on the 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).
Obtain and implement the Phase II campus-wide stormwater permit.
Continue to ensure that UNC-CH complies with all regulatory requirements for biological agents and toxins that could pose a severe threat to public health, plant health or to animal or plant products by implementation of the personnel reliability program and development of a robust communication process.
Assess the Fire Drill process of all campus buildings and implement changes to the process based on this assessment.
Renew stormwater permit for the EHS Hazardous Materials Facility.
Implement the air permitting strategy and milestones plans, incorporating expected new requirements for modeling, subpart 112(j) boiler MACT, RICE MACT, and emergency generators.
Work with NCDENR on the development and implementation of the remedial action work plan (RAP) for the Town of Chapel Hill Old Sanitary Landfill at Carolina North.
Develop a mechanical room inspection process to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure a safe work environment for Facilities Services and Energy Services employees.
Ensure compliance with the crystalline silica exposure standard related to masonry activities on campus.
Growth
Continue to provide technical expertise for all environmental, biological, and ecological facets and permitting of the Carolina North project.
Support construction of the new IRB building and licensing, design, acquisition and installation of research equipment, including a cyclotron, new MRI and NMR devices, and irradiator.
Support the growth of the Kannapolis Site and continue to provide technical expertise in the design, operation, testing and commissioning of the limited access lab.
Support the project team for the design and upgrade of the high containment laboratory to be completed by 1/2014, for the School of Public Health.
Update and integrate code and University policy and best practice changes to the University's "Lab Design Guidelines" to ensure that new construction and renovations of laboratories are designed properly in regards to Environment, Health and Safety concerns.
Support the opening of the UNCH Medical Office Building in Hillsborough, which will require registration and initial facility surveys for eight radiologic machines.
Education
Continue to develop, implement, and upgrade job-specific online training programs such as Machine Guarding, Hot Works Permitting, Lockout/Tag-out Requirements and Confined Space Entry.
Develop and implement synthetic nucleic acid guideline training to comply with the March 2013 NIH guidelines.
Complete training of Department of Public Safety personnel to use, operate, and respond to the Remote Monitoring Systems to meet enhanced security requirements for radionuclides in quantities of concern.
Complete integration of Critical 360 imagery o GIS services for high hazard labs/areas and train campus and local emergency response agencies on this technology to understand the capabilities and use in an emergency.
Incorporate the Laboratory Safety and Radiation Manuals to the new web format to improve ease of navigation, use, and reference updating.
Assess the process of communication for dissemination of EHS information about laboratory safety and personal protective equipment by use of a survey, and publish/present the results.
Review the current training programs (universal waste management, stormwater management, erosion and sedimentation control, and recordkeeping for emergency generators) for content. Upgrade and incorporate into the HASMIS system.
Provide quarterly training of local emergency response agencies on locations of campus laboratories and hazardous materials locations.
Expand the EHS compliance portal to include all required regulatory courses and provide all supervisors and employees with up-to-date information about their training and medical surveillance status.
Conduct a thorough review of the Building Emergency Coordinator training program to determine areas of improvement, development of an on-line application and verification of required training.


2012 Goals

Intrapreneurship* Complete In Process Move to 2013
Utilize the Collaborative Laboratory Inspection Program (CLIP) results to drive early identification of safety risks and hazard prevention, communications and training across the University. Implement a customer feedback mechanism. X    
Expand and implement the limited access lab checklist to assist inspectors in early identification of safety risks and to increase regulatory compliance. X    
Continue to develop a strategy in collaboration with Facilities Services to expand air-handling unit cleaning to improve energy savings as well as enhance indoor air quality.   X  
Work with the Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling (OWRR) to increase lab recycling by identifying new items for recycling and disseminating proper procedures to campus researchers.   X  
Expand the Hazards Management Program (HMP) to include an on-line HMP web application with an inventory tracking process.   X  
Evaluate and implement upgrades to the Hearing Conversation program to reduce costs to the affected departments and improve audiometric testing data management resulting in reduced incidents of progressive hearing loss for affected personnel. X    
Utilization of the Qualitative Risk Assessment tool for evaluation of MSDSs and work activities in Facilities Services. Development of a sampling plan that validates this approach with supporting publication.   X  
Develop metrics for the hazardous waste /materials management system to improve service and customer feedback.   X  
Identification and creation of an EHS GIS users group to develop EHS tools which support compliance. X    
Develop Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine inspection checklist for use during semi-annual IACUC inspections that meets OSHA and AAALAC requirements. X    
Education Complete In Process Move to 2013
Continue to develop, implement, and upgrade job specific online training programs such as Lockout/Tag-out Requirements and Confined Space Entry. X    
Continue to improve and more broadly disseminate EHS information via newsletters, special alerts and other communication vehicles to raise awareness of laboratory safety and the importance of PPE. X    
Complete training for Department of Public Safety personnel to use, operate, and respond to the Remote Monitoring Systems to meet enhanced security requirements for radionuclides in quantities of concern.   X  
Complete ABT Biomarker Generator User training by vendor, including radionuclide production, chemistry, QA/QC, and pre-clinical research applications. X    
Expand the use of the EHS website by improving navigation, search functions and new applications. X    
Work closely with Public Safety to assure the University is prepared for an emergency such as a hazardous materials release and confined space incident by identifying and implementing training exercises with local emergency response agencies. X    
Plan and coordinate six limited access drills with local emergency response agencies. X    
Develop and implement an online chemical fume hood training to emphasize proper use and safe operating procedures for researchers who utilize chemical fume hoods in their laboratories. X    
Implement the roll out of the EHS compliance portal to provide all supervisors and employees with the current knowledge of their training status. X    
Compliance Complete In Process Move to 2013
Support the construction and compliance activities of the wastewater treatment system at the Bingham Facility.   X  
Implement the second round of GTRI funded security enhancements to irradiators to meet the requirements of NRC and DHS regulations. The grant for this effort totaled approximately $143,000 for both UNC and UNCH. X    
Develop strategic plan to review and implement new requirements promulgated in NRC regulation 10 CFR Part 37. These are new requirements to increase administrative processes to ensure robust security clearance for personnel and robust operational testing of security systems.   X  
Implement improvements to the X-Ray safety program to meet expectations of the NC DENR RPS X-ray branch, regulatory requirements. X    
Establish comprehensive radiation safety program for ABT Biomarker Generator facility to establish core research program within Biomedical Research Imaging Center). X    
Review and enhance the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens program compliance through collaboration with UNCH LMS system and EHS and the implementation of the EHS compliance portal. X    
Implement process improvements to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic Needle Stick program.   X  
Assure compliance in the areas of hot works permitting, lockout/tagout requirements, grinding and welding activities and confined space requirements. Update Lead Paint policy/program to reflect new EPA regulations for housing and child occupied facilities. X    
Work with Facilities Services on the 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).   X  
Receipt and implementation of the Phase II campus-wide stormwater permit for the campus.   X  
Implementation of the Registered Environmental Consultant (REC) program at Cogeneration facility. X    
Develop an air permitting strategy which incorporates the new requirements pertaining to modeling, the boiler MCAT standard and energy generators on campus. X    
In partnership with Facilities Services and Energy Services, develop a mechanical room inspection process to identify and eliminate hazards.     X
Growth Complete In Process Move to 2013
Continue to provide technical expertise for all environmental, biological, and ecological facets and permitting of the Carolina North project.   X  
Support licensing, design, acquisition, and installation of new IRB building and research equipment, including a cyclotron, new MRI and NMR devices, and an irradiator.   X  
Support the Biology Department in creating and implementing standard operating procedures for the new Physical Science Building greenhouse in compliance with NIH guidelines. X    
Support the growth of the Kannapolis Site and continue to provide technical expertise in the design, operation, testing and commissioning of the limited access lab.   X  

*Intrapreneurship: the practice of a corporate management style that integrates [. . .] innovative approaches, as well as the reward and motivational techniques that are more traditionally thought of as being the province of entrepreneurship. —American Heritage Dictionary


2011 Goals and Performance

Productivity Accomplished In Process Move to 2012
Continue collaborating with Facilities Services to proactively address indoor air quality concerns, expansion of the SPOTS program and management of the containment laboratories.     X
Complete and document analysis of the applicability of the new EPA Subpart K, to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory require-ments in Part 262. This alternative set of regulations is applicable to colleges and universities providing the flexibility to make hazardous waste determinations in the laboratory, at an on-site central accumulation area, or at an on-site treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF). X    
Apply for laboratory certification of airborne asbestos analysis to support the asbestos abatement projects by streamlining the process and improving timing of sampling results. X    
Continue systematic review of all occupational injuries of the last three years for re-evaluation and implementation of new metrics ensuring proper EHS programming and identify work areas that need additional support.     X
Implement University Employee Occupational Health Clinic scheduling system, streamlining process for both internal and external users while improving clinic management efficiencies. X    
Implement SharePoint for documentation management. X    
Continue reviewing the EHS website to identify required updates for compliance, increase ease of navigation and provide a customer feedback mechanism for training and EHS services.   X  
Expand the EHS Hazards Management Program (HMP) to be a cross functional team, increasing its effectiveness and realizing synergies within the department. X    
Develop and implement a Biological Safety Level 2 Inspection checklist process for consistency in laboratory set-up and inspection in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine. X    
Implement the use of QuietDose in-ear noise dosimeters in departments enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program to provide daily feedback on whether employees are properly wear-ing their hearing protection to prevent hearing loss.   X  
Continue activities of EHS team supporting the activities of Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Team will continue to identify EHS opportunities for regulatory compliance, while preparing for the University's 2011 AALAC accreditation inspection. X    
Training Accomplished In Process Move to 2012
Plan and coordinate a live confined space rescue exercise with South Orange Rescue, Energy Services, and Facilities Services. X    
Coordinate training for the Department of Public Safety and UNC Healthcare dispatch personnel to use, operate, and respond to the Remote Monitoring Systems to meet enhanced secu-rity requirements for radionuclides in quantities of concern.   X  
Develop and implement the EHS Compliance Portal providing instant real-time data regarding medical surveillance and training compliance to the employee, their supervisor, and their Human Resource Facilitator. X    
Prepare an on-line and instructional Aerial Work Platform (AWP) training program for the campus community by evaluating the use of campus scaffolding systems and implementting an on-line training program assuring proper assembly and use.   X  
Expand Fire Safety training by focusing on annual Fire Safety Fair and fire extinguisher training, providing a consistent message to the many diverse groups that live/work on campus. X    
Compliance Accomplished In Process Move to 2012
Continue providing technical and permitting expertise for all environmental, biological, and ecological facets of the Carolina North project. In 2011,this includes the 401-water quality cer-tification, environmental impact assessments and adding UNC-CH as a co-permittee on RDU Authority's stormwater permit to support the relocation of Medical Air Operations to RDU.   X  
Support the construction and compliance activities of the wastewater treatment system at the Bingham Facility.   X  
Increase regulatory compliance with Homeland Security requirements for radioactive materials such as enhanced security hardware upgrades, new irradiator facilities, National Source Tracking System "NSTS," and increase scrutiny on training and documentation per10CRF 35. Partner with Department of Homeland Security's Global Threat Reduction Initiative to enhance security to three additional facilities containing radionuclides in quantities of concern.   X  
Implement a University Formaldehyde Exposure Plan per the OSHA formaldehyde standard (29CFR1910.1048), including specific policies for identification of employees that use formaldehyde, training, monitoring, and medical surveillance. X    
Continue expansion efforts to detect and eliminate illicit connections to the stormwater system, commencement of education and inspection programs for food service facilities on campus, use of GIS to identify all locations where the sanitary sewer and stormwater system cross and inspect all inlets within a 50 foot radius of these crossings for potential sewer leaks in support of the UNC Stormwater permit. X    
Re-evaluate and implement process improvements to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic Needlestick program.   X  
Work with various University departments to reduce the number of fire alarm activations through training, physical control, and preventative maintenance activities. X    
Support the compliance requirements of training, and update of the Cogeneration facility's One Plan with Energy Services. X    
Develop and submit the required information to renew the UNC-CH Title V air permit for the campus, which expires on 9/30/2011. X    
Work with Energy Services to develop an air permitting strategy incorporating new requirements pertaining to modeling, the boiler MCAT standard and energy generators on campus.     X
Growth Accomplished In Process Move to 2012
Continue providing technical, educational and regulatory support to joint Energy Services-EHS projects including reclaimed water conjunctive use at athletic fields and the NC Botanical Garden, the investigation and mapping of UNC stormwater infrastructure, and Stormwater Master Plan-related elements. X    
Supporting and permitting the design, acquisition, and installation of new MRI research facilities at UNC. This consists of two facilities: modification of a current building (MRI) and de-sign and building of a new building (IRB).   X  
Supporting and permitting the design, acquisition, and installation of the new Cyclotron research facilities at UNC. This consists of two facilities: GMB enclosure and new IRB building.   X  
Support the growth of the Kannapolis Site, and continue to provide technical expertise in the design, operation, testing and commissioning of the limited access lab.   X  
Complete Phase II update of the online Lab Safety Plan to improve campus wide compliance and reduce number of manual paper-based and standalone computerized processes required to achieve OSHA and NIH compliance. X    
Provide technical and regulatory support to key Energy Services initiatives such as the Alternative Energy and Climate Action teams. X    
Implement the University Travel Immunization program and advertise services to the campus community. X    
Provide technical support, compliance assistance, and training for evolving Environmental Affairs initiatives in erosion and sedimentation control for construction/renovation projects. X    
Provide technical support in the areas of radiation safety and hazardous waste management to the design of the UNC-Healthcare System Hillsborough hospital. X    


2010 Goals and Performance

Productivity Accomplished In Progress
Continue to define and implement improvements to the Collaborative Laboratory Inspection Program (CLIP), by utilizing data analysis to drive safety compliance, training CLIP inspectors, and early identification of safety risks for evolving technologies. X  
Design and implement a standardized laboratory freezer signage program for the University to improve safety and provide rapid response to power outages. X  
Continue to develop a strategy in collaboration with Facilities Services to expand air-handling unit cleaning to improve energy savings as well as enhanced indoor air quality.   X
Continue to investigate and design a systematic method to collect, categorize, and prioritize all EHS complaints, assess the response during and after the complaint, with a database configured to analyze these complaints in order to identify trends, performance, and communication issues.   X
Continue the systematic review of all occupational injuries of the last three years to assure proper program support and EHS areas of focus.   X
Continue to implement the updated incident investigation reporting process to assure timely reporting and corrective action implementation. X  
Implement SharePoint for documentation management for the EHS department. By the end of 2010, the sections of Biological Safety, Chemical Safety and Environmental Affairs will have implemented and in 2011 the remaining sections will implement. X  
Continue the comprehensive review of the EHS website to identify required updates for compliance, increase ease of navigation and provide a customer feedback mechanism.   X
Expand the Hazards Management Program (HMP) within EHS to be a cross functional team to increase its effectiveness and realize synergies within the department.   X
Evaluate and implement upgrades to the Hearing Conversation program to reduce costs to the affected departments and improve audiometric testing data management resulting in reduced incidents of progressive hearing loss for affected personnel. X  
Implement the SPOTS program upgrade to record new building inspection data for lead and asbestos resulting in improving the efficiencies of data collections and record keeping for EHS as well as providing ready access to information for Facilities Planning, Design and Construction and the shops. X  
Develop an inclusive EHS team to support the activities of Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine; this team will identify EHS opportunities for regulatory compliance. X  
Growth Accomplished In Progress
Continue to provide technical expertise for all environmental, biological, and ecological facets of the Carolina North project, the campus-wide master planning project, and the campus-wide storm water master planning project. X  
Support and permitting the design, acquisition, and installation of the new Cyclotron research facilities at UNC. This consists of two facilities; modification of a current building and design and building of a structure.   X
Identify and develop appropriate safety procedures to minimize occupational exposure and provide proper training tools in support of the variety of research activities involving nanotechnology at the University. X  
Update the EHS Design Guidelines to reflect current EHS best practices for new construction and renovation planning. X  
Expand capabilities of EHS department to include non-ionizing radiation safety, and support research activities of the University. X  
Compliance Accomplished In Progress
Support the compliance activities, and implement an integrated water approach at the Bingham Facility. X  
Increase regulatory compliance with Homeland Security requirements for radioactive materials such as enhanced security hardware upgrades, new irradiator facilities, National Source Tracking System "NSTS", and increase scrutiny on training and documentation 10CRF 35. X  
Preparation/renewal of UNC Hospitals Medical broad-scope Radioactive Materials License and UNC Academic Accelerator License. X  
Implement centralized web base virtual system for shipping of letters, hazardous and biological material packages to domestic and international locations for the University. System will enhance and assure compliance with the Department of Transportation, (CFR 49), Federal Aviation (FAA), Export Control Administration (CFR 15), International Traffic Arms Regulations (22 CFR), International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and U.S. Census Bureau. X  
Assure compliance in the areas of formaldehyde monitoring, hot works permitting, lockout tagout requirements and confined space require-ments. Update Lead Paint policy/program to reflect new EPA regulations for housing and child occupied facilities. X  
Training Accomplished In Progress
Continue to develop, implement, and upgrade job specific online training programs such as Machine Guarding, Walking/Working Surfaces, Fall Protection, Formaldehyde Monitoring, Hot Works Permitting, Lockout Tag-Out Requirements and Confined Space Entry. X  
Continue to improve and more broadly disseminate EHS newsletter, special alerts and other communication vehicles to raise safety awareness. X  
Work closely with Public Safety to assure the University is prepared for an emergency such as hazardous materials and bioterrorism, and identify and implement training exercises with Public Safety and Student Affairs.   X
Plan and coordinate a live confined space rescue exercise with South Orange Rescue , Energy Services and Facilities Services.   X


2009 Goals and Performance

Productivity Accomplished In Progress
Implement phase 2 of the online Lab Safety Plan to include facile generation of chemical inventory database reports for regulatory requirements, integration of "Essential Use Mercury Registration" forms in support of the Mercury Free Policy.   X
Define and implement improvements to the Collaborative Laboratory Inspection Program (CLIP), by utilizing data analysis to drive safety compliance, training CLIP inspectors, and early identification of safety risks for evolving technologies.   X
Design and implementation of a standardized laboratory/hazard area signage system for the University. Continue to modify the existing e-510 electronic hazardous waste/materials management system to establish a continuous flow of electronic information from campus (generator) through HMF and to the eventual disposal site. X  
Develop an IAQ Database to track investigation progress of complaints and provide historical data to identify trends and common issues. X  
Develop a strategy in collaboration with Facilities Services to expand air-handling unit cleaning to improve energy savings as well as enhanced indoor air quality.   X
Investigate and design a systematic method to collect, categorize, and prioritize all EHS complaints, assess the response during and after the complaint, with a database configured to analyze these complaints in order to identify trends, performance, and communication issues.
(Goal moved from 2008 to 2009.)
  X
Systematic review of all occupational injuries of the last three years to assure proper program support and EHS areas of focus.   X
Design and implementation of an updated incident investigation reporting process to assure timely reports and corrective action implementation.   X
Investigate and develop shared databases with Facilities Services in the areas of asbestos, lead paint, PCB materials, and mold monitoring, to assure compliance and expedite repairs and maintenance. X  
Continue the Mercury Free program for laboratories to reduce mercury exposure and spills. X  
Install and implement SharePoint for documentation management in the areas of Biological Safety, Workplace Safety, and Occupational Safety.   X
Conduct a comprehensive review of the EHS website to identify required updates for compliance, increase ease of navigation and provide a customer feedback mechanism.   X
Growth Accomplished In Progress
Continue to provide technical expertise for all environmental, biological, and ecological facets of the Carolina North project, the campus-wide master planning project, and the campus-wide storm water master planning project.   X
Develop a licensing strategy for the future cyclotron facility and radiopharmaceuticals at UNC School of Medicine and UNC healthcare system. Support the design, acquisition, and installation of the new Cyclotron research facilities at UNC.   X
In support of the variety of research activities involving nanotechnology at UNC, EHS will work to identify and develop the appropriate safety procedures and proper training tools to minimize occupational exposure.   X
The University Employee Occupational Health Clinic will explore options for new space and future healthcare needs of university employees. A master plan of services for the next five years will be developed. X  
Compliance Accomplished In Progress
Implementation of the corrective actions of the campus-wide environmental compliance audit as required by the audit disclosure report of 12/29/08. X  
Renewal as required of the University's Academic broad-scope Radioactive Materials License; UNC Academic Irradiator License; UNC Hospital Medical Accelerator License; and the license for the Institute of Marine Sciences at Morehead. X  
Expand and assure compliance of shipping and export control services to the researchers at UNC. Investigate, design, and develop a web based shipping tool.   X
Define and implement improvements in the area of Biological Safety over research activities involving biohazardous agents, recombinant DNA, bloodborne pathogens and biohazard waste, Biological Safety monitors and reviews the performance and maintenance of containment systems, and provides guidance to EHS incident responders. X  
Review and upgrade of the occupational safety program in the areas of Fall Protection, Walking Working Surfaces, Machine Guarding, and Confined Space. X  
Implement the 2009 NC fire code requirements for campus dormitories requiring four drills of all occupants annually. X  
Training Accomplished In Progress
Continue to develop, implement, and upgrade job specific online training programs such as Machine Guarding, Walking/Working Surfaces, Fall Protection, Asbestos, and Hearing Conservation.   X
Continue to improve and more broadly disseminate EHS newsletter, special alerts, and other communication vehicles to raise safety awareness. X  
Support the Town of Chapel Hill by providing training to the Chapel Hill Fire Department in the areas of Biological, Radiation, and Chemical safety. X  
EHS' Fire Safety section continues to define and improve hazardous materials response by providing training to the Hazmat team compliance with Incident Command. X  
Identify opportunities and implement training exercises with Public Safety and Student Affairs. X  


2008 Goals and Performance

Productivity Accomplished In Progress
Complete the online upgrade to the Lab Safety Plan including chemical inventory process, radiation, and biological safety. X  
Continue to modify the existing e-510 electronic hazardous waste/materials management system to establish a continuous flow of electronic information from campus (generator) through HMF and to the eventual disposal site. These additional features will allow EHS to develop various drum, packing slip and facility inventory reports.   X
Implement the enhanced security requirements which require all users of radioactive materials in quantities of concern are trustworthy and reliable. This includes fingerprinting and detail requirements to be incorporated into employee position descriptions. X  
Develop an IAQ Database to track investigation progress of complaints and provide historical data to identify trends and common issues.   X
Develop a strategy in collaboration with Facilities Services to expand air handling unit cleaning to improve energy savings as well as enhanced indoor air quality. X  
Implement modifications to update HASMIS in regards to tracking Medical Case Management, NCIC forms status, RTW information, and phone logs for the Workers' Compensation Program. X  
Finish the development of the Ergonomic database in support of the Ergonomics program. Conduct a survey of other Universities regarding DLAM work processes and ergonomic issues that result in increased Workers' Compensation incidents.   X
Investigate and design a systematic method to collect, categorize, and prioritize all EHS complaints, assess the response during and after the complaint, with a database configured to analyze these complaints in order to identify trends, performance, and communication issues.   Moved to 2009
Growth Accomplished In Progress
Continue to provide technical expertise for all environmental, biological, and ecological facets of the Carolina North project, the campus-wide master planning project, and the campus-wide storm water master planning project. X  
Establish radiation safety policies and licensing strategies, as applicable, for off-site UNC radiological facilities in the Research Triangle Park. X  
Determine and establish EHS licensing and permitting for the Kannapolis Campus. X  
Develop licensing strategy for future cyclotron facility at both the MRI and the IRB Buildings, as well as develop additional magnetic field safety policies for NMR and MRI units in these buildings. X  
The University Employee Occupational Health Clinic will explore options for new space, meeting the criteria of being easily accessible for UNC employees. Upon identification of this space, implement the actions required to move. X  
Compliance Accomplished In Progress
A campus-wide environmental compliance audit will be conducted as required by the auditing agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4. This audit will cover the major federal and state environmental regulatory programs, such as air, water, storm water, hazardous waste, spill prevention, and pesticides. Final audit disclosure reports are due to EPA and DENR on or before January 1, 2009. X  
Implement, manage and oversee all provisions of the Storm Water Plan to reduce pollutant discharges from the campus as required by the University's Storm water permit of June, 2007. The first annual report to DENR is due August, 2008. X  
Implement the remediation of the Airport Road Disposal Area during 2008, in a timely, cost effective, and environmentally safe manner. X  
Training Accomplished In Progress
Obtain and train additional biosafety staff in order to serve the increasing biosafety needs on campus, based on the increased number of biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories, select agents and recombinant DNA protocols. X  
Develop or enhance biosafety training programs in the following areas:
 • Continue to work with Facilities Services to provide biosafety training to all HVAC staff and develop procedures for working on Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) exhaust fans/motors/controls.
 • Develop online training for biohazardous waste management. Inventory and post information about waste management on or near each autoclave.
 • Finalize Recombinant DNA Decision Matrix and online training for principal investigators.
 • Improve bloodborne pathogens training for Facilities Services employees.
 • Implement online training module for Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) compliance. Require completion of BSL-2 checklist for all new BSL-2 laboratories. Provide more online guidance to principal investigators.
X  
Continue to develop, implement, and upgrade job specific online training programs such as Ladder Safety, Respiratory Protection for Energy Services, CoGen, Facility Maintenance Mechanics, EHS Emergency Responders, and General Respiratory Protection. X  
Conduct a comprehensive review of the EHS website to identify required updates for compliance, increase ease of navigation and provide a customer feedback mechanism.   X

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