EHS Annual Report and Goals
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.
- Expand emergency response capabilities by examining and prioritizing current functions, increasing training levels, providing equipment and embedding responders on campus for more rapid responses.
- Evaluate the use of social media into lab safety culture communications and explore other marketing avenues in collaboration with the Service Center of Excellence Marketing & Communications staff. Develop an internal EHS standard on social media.
- The EHS -HMP team will identified, developed and implemented enhancements to the Job Safety Analysis including the development of at least one JSA with each assigned inspection.
- 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.
- Undergo a comprehensive review of building systems at the Hazardous Materials Facility to ensure safety, security and business continuity.
- Review, standardize and streamline the lab closeout procedure to ensure researchers do not leave abandoned labs that require time and materials for remediation.
- In collaboration with the School of Dentistry, review and develop educational materials for preventing bloodborne pathogens exposures.
- Review and make improvements to Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP) Schedule F (Biological Safety) to include information on laboratory equipment (such as Freezers and autoclaves).
- Implement Business Continuity software across campus which will identify critical functions and support the implementation of resiliency plans. Assist compliance with Finance and Operations Policy 101 – Business Continuity Planning.
- 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.
- Establish a comprehensive radiation safety program for cyclotron facility now that human-use radiopharmaceuticals are being produced.
- Apply for a Manufacturing and Distribution license for BRIC’s cyclotron facility.
- Implement the proposed clinical laboratory inspection program to ensure a safe work environment for employees working in clinical laboratory areas.
- WPS and Risk Management Services will develop and implement educational resources to ensure workers’ comp/disability overage for University Departments employing personnel outside the state of North Carolina.
- Review and updated expectations for confined space rescue. Explore options for collaboration with CHFD and other response agencies.
- Renew radioactive materials license for UNC Nutrition Research Institute.
- Review and update the Select Agent program to implement the required regulatory changes.
- 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 limitations guidelines and standards for the Dental school. 40 CFR parts 403 & 441
- Continue to support the Mary Ellen Jones renovation project including design review and construction activities.
- 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 Confined Space, and Energized Work.
- Support the number of new building/ infrastructure projects across campus, including permitting, design review, demolition and construction activities.
- The EHS mercury project team will developed and implemented an on-line Mercury Awareness training for the Dental School.
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 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.
- Train UNC DPS and UNCH Police Officers on the use of PRDs (Personal Radiation Detectors) supplied by the DOE Office of Radiological Security in support of the UNC and UNCH Enhanced Security Program for Radioactive Materials in Quantities of Concern.
- Review the University’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) program and update as needed.
- Implement the required OSHA Silica training and RCRA HW training across campus.
- Partner with the staff of Continuous Improvement & Staff Development to improve the success of Facilities Services Compliance Training.