View the 2017 Annual Report. Read more about EHS’s role, mission, values, and mottos. Use the links below to view past years’ Annual Reports. Also listed on this page are EHS’s goals for the current year and goals and performance for past years.

2019 Goals

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  • Create an intra-department web page for Facilities and EHS to share information and create efficient processes.
  • Review the current emergency coordinator and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) program in coordination with Emergency Management. Update the process, the emergency coordinator tracking and provide training across campus.
  • Develop an ITS solution for capturing, recording and distribution of building fire and life safety inspections.
  • Review the latest standards for mold pertaining to indoor air quality and work environment. Determine the appropriate approach for the different environments encountered at the University.
  • Review the best practices for Field Work research. Develop a list of ideas and recommendations for UNC-CH implementation.
  • Perform comprehensive review of all chemical and lab safety policies and procedures, update as needed and present to Laboratory & Chemical Safety Committee meetings.
  • Review and implement a BSL-2 medical surveillance program for BSL-2 agents for which vaccinations are recommended.
  • Conduct a systematic review of the HMP program for opportunities and improvements. Incorporate the 5S/6S philosophy into this program to drive the culture of safety.
  • Renew the University’s Title V permit and update as needed.
  • 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
  • Develop and implement training and procedures for ensuring compliance with regulations and University policies related to radiofrequency (RF) emitting equipment on campus roofs. This entails developing safety awareness training for employees accessing campus roofs, access control for campus roofs and developing a process for shutting down RF equipment during roof work.
  • Apply for a Manufacturing and Distribution license for BRIC’s cyclotron facility.
  • Test and Implement the proposed clinical laboratory inspection program to ensure a safe work environment for employees working in clinical laboratory areas.
  • Working in collaboration with Facilities Life Safety, review of all fire alarm systems on campus in order to develop a list of priority replacements for the University.
  • License new accelerator at Hillsborough hospital.
  • Renew the UNC Academic Broad scope Radioactive Materials License, the Medical Accelerator license and the license for the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City.
  • Complete the comprehensive revision of the UNC EHS Emergency Response Manual.
  • Develop a PCB Management Plan and UNC training for construction sites that integrates both waste management and safety management of PCBs.
  • Develop and implement a compliance plan for the effluent limitation guidelines and standards for the Dental school. 40 CFR parts 403 & 441
  • Support the design of the TRB building project.
  • Continue to support the Medical Education Building project, including permitting, design review, demolition and construction activities.
  • Continue the development and implementation of an on-line Permitting program for Energized Work.
  • Support the number of new building/ infrastructure projects across campus, including permitting, design review, demolition and construction activities.
  • Support chemical moves, waste disposal and lab safety plan updates as part of new Mary Ellen Jones Building coming online in 2019.
  • Radiation Safety will support Surgical Tower and Proton Accelerator Facility design process.
  • The EHS mercury project team will develop and implement an on-line Mercury Awareness training for the Dental School.
  • Train and develop HMF staff to perform Haz-Waste re-inspections as part of CLIP team process.
  • Evaluate the feasibility and demand for EHS Biosafety-led hands-on training for new employees and students focused on fundamental laboratory principles and safe practices.
  • Continue to drive the Culture of Safety across campus. Actively engage and use national awareness events such as “National Biosafety Stewardship Month” and “June is Safety Month” as communication vehicles to enhance the safety culture across campus.
  • Perform systematic review of self-study training courses associated with biological safety and update into interactive format using Articulate Storyline. Customize consortium provided biological safety trainings to meet UNC requirements and post.
  • Perform systematic review of current chemical safety self-study training courses and update if needed into interactive format using Articulate Storyline. Customize consortium provided chemical safety trainings to meet UNC requirements and post.
  • Perform systematic review of self-study training courses associated with radiation safety and update into interactive format using Articulate Storyline. Customize consortium provided radiation safety trainings to meet UNC requirements and post.
  • Perform systematic review of self-study training courses associated with workplace safety and update into interactive format using Articulate Storyline. Customize consortium provided workplace safety trainings to meet UNC requirements and post.