• 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.
  • Develop safety awareness training for employees accessing campus roofs, access control for campus roofs and 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.
  • Review University’s Biosafety program for risk group 2+. Create tiers for research labs based on risk assessments.
  • Review and implement new program for compliance with generation and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Apply for Manufacturing and Distribution license for BRIC’s cyclotron facility.
  • Develop a PCB Management Plan and UNC training for construction sites that integrates both waste management and safety management of PCBs.
  • Submit two major reclaimed water permit modifications to NC DEQ for the Finley Fields South area and the central athletics area which includes the current Fetzer Field/Field Hockey/Lacrosse Fields and the new indoor football practice area.
  • Implement clinical laboratory inspection program to ensure safe work environment for employees in clinical laboratories.
  • Determine impact of updated OSHA standards for crystalline silica (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 and 1910.1053) and beryllium (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1024 and 1926.1124). Implement a compliance program consisting of a written exposure plan, training program and appropriate work practices.
  • Prepare and submit Hazardous Materials Facility Storm Water permit renewal application.
  • Implement new requirement for electronic submission of Injury and Illness records into OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application.
  • Complete comprehensive revision of UNC EHS Emergency Response Manual.
  • Develop and implement new fall protection training and design guidelines in accordance with the revised OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces standard.
  • Develop and implement new fall protection training and design guidelines in accordance with the revised OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces standard.
  • Continue to drive the culture of safety across campus. Actively engage and use national awareness events such as “National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction” and actively use “June is Safety Month.”
  • Support Mary Ellen Jones renovation project including design review and construction activities.
  • Support Medical Education Building project, including permitting, design review, demolition and construction activities.
  • Continue development and implementation of on-line permitting program for Confined Space, and Energized Work.
  • Explore Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag use for chemical inventory management and compliance.
  • Support UNC’s Informal Contracting Process to ensure that the best-qualified, responsible, responsive contractors perform construction work and build the base of contractors.
  • Upgrade remote monitoring systems for irradiator security under grant from department of Energy’s Office of Radiological Security.
  • In collaboration with Facilities Services, support the updating process of the construction design guidelines to reflect new regulatory drivers and best practices for hazardous materials and permitting requirements.
  • Review and make improvements to the biosafety cabinet certification program.
  • In collaboration with the School of Dentistry, review and develop educational materials for preventing bloodborne pathogens exposures.
  • Review latest standards for mold pertaining to indoor air quality and work environment. Determine the appropriate approach for various University environments.
  • Implement EHS cross-functional team to analyze reason(s) for generation of high hazard and unknown chemical waste from University laboratories.
  • Develop action plan, which drives education with the goal of reducing high hazard and unknown laboratory chemical waste generation.