The Environment, Health and Safety manual provides University employees with written health and safety policies and procedures for promoting a safe and healthy work environment. If any employee has questions regarding these policies, please contact Environment, Health and Safety at 919-962-5507 or by using the contact form.

Chapter 1: EHS Management System

  1. Purpose and Responsibility
  2. EHS Program Goals and Objectives
  3. EHS Program
  4. UNC-CH EHS Committees
  5. Work Units
  6. Funding of Safety Deficiencies
  7. EHS Communications
  8. Workplace Inspections
  9. EHS Self-Inspection Checklists
  10. Training Requirements
  11. Enforcement of Training and Medical Surveillance
  12. Personal Security and Crime Prevention Awareness
  13. Disciplinary Policy
  14. Inspection Plan
  15. Appendix A: Training and Medical Surveillance
  16. Appendix B: Conditions of Employment

Chapter 2: General Policies

  1. Construction and Renovation Project Review
  2. Contractor Employer/Employee Requirements
  3. Sanitation
  4. Purchase Review by Environment, Health and Safety
  5. Ergonomic Program
  6. Office Safety and Health
  7. Animals on Campus
  8. Expenditure of Contract and Grant Funds

Chapter 3: Injury, Illness, and Near Miss

  1. University Employee Occupational Health Clinic: Seeking Treatment
  2. Reporting Incidents, Personal Injuries, and Near Misses
  3. Incident Investigation of Injuries, Illnesses, and Near Misses
  4. Workers’ Compensation Benefits
  5. Lost-Time Injuries and Illnesses
  6. Return to Work Program
  7. First Aid
  8. Travel Immunization Program

Chapter 4: Fire Safety

  1. Emergency Planning and Evacuation
  2. Fire Emergency Procedure
  3. Reporting Fires
  4. Life Safety: Exitways
  5. Egress Safety Policy
  6. Life Safety: Public Assemblies
  7. Portable Fire Extinguishers
  8. Storage and Use of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  9. Sign and Tag Requirements for Accident Prevention
  10. Fire and Life Safety Coordination
  11. Obtaining Approval of the Use of Pyrotechnics
  12. Managing Fire Alarms
  13. Life Safety: Electrical Equipment
  14. Automated External Defibrillator Policy
  15. Holiday Decorations
  16. Mechanical Rooms Usage and Access

Chapter 5: Occupational Safety Policies

  1. Industrial Hygiene Program Requirements
  2. Medical Surveillance
  3. Hearing Conservation Program
  4. Asbestos Control Program
  5. NC Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act
  6. Use of Chemical Carcinogens
  7. Chemical Waste Disposal
  8. OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  9. OSHA Laboratory Standard
  10. Use of Biohazardous Agents
  11. Product or Device Alert/Recall
  12. Personal Protective Equipment
  13. Eye and Face Protection
  14. Obtaining Fitted Safety Glasses
  15. Eye Protection for Chemistry Lab Courses
  16. Foot Protection
  17. Compliance With Laboratory Safety Standards
  18. Respiratory Protection Program
  19. Laboratory Hood Policy
  20. Clearance of Laboratories Where Hazardous Materials Have Been Used
  21. Appendix A: OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
  22. Appendix B: Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use
  23. Appendix C: Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under the Standard

Chapter 6: Clinical Safety

  1. Occupational Health Requirements for University Employees Located in Healthcare Facilities
  2. Electromagnetic Interference
  3. Glutaraldehyde Control
  4. Latex Allergy
  5. Waste Anesthetic Gas
  6. Policy on Influenza Immunization for University Employees Credentialed by UNC Health Care
  7. Health Care Personnel Who Are Infected With Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  8. Appendix A: Immunization Guidelines for UNC-Chapel Hill
  9. Appendix B: Condition of Employment Notice and Guidelines

Chapter 7: Environmental Affairs

  1. Environmental Compliance Introduction
  2. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Policy