Biological Safety

9,002
Trained 9,002 healthcare workers, facilities services employees, researchers, and childcare providers in bloodborne pathogens annual requirement either online or in person.
461
Certified 461 campus biological safety cabinets ensuring safety of product, personnel, and environmental protection.
435
Reviewed and approved 435 Laboratory Safety Plans’ Schedule F (Biological Hazards).

Chemical and Laboratory Safety

1,962
Trained 1,962 new laboratory employees on Laboratory Environment through online self-study.
637
Reviewed 637 new and/or updated Laboratory Safety Plans and reviewed deficiencies with PI’s and Safety Supervisors, ensuring compliance with the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan.
1,207
Inspected 1,207 chemical fume hoods and submitted 80 Facilities repair requests for fume hoods.

Environmental Affairs

707
Trained 707 UNC employees from Facilities Services and Energy Services, plus Aramark staff, football stadium volunteers and football stadium concession volunteers in stormwater awareness.
8,852
Conducted 8,852 waste pickups of 50,883 kg of hazardous waste and 48,036 kg of non-hazardous solid waste from University generators.
34,717
Shipped 34,717 kg of solid and hazardous waste directly to offsite vendor TSDFs.

Fire Safety & Emergency Response

1,572
Trained 1,572 students and staff on fire safety and fire extinguisher use.
300
Performed 300 fire drills for UNC buildings.
7,005
Inspected 7,005 fire extinguishers on campus with 1,259 exchanged due to replacement or maintenance.

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

638
Trained 638 Maintenance, Housekeeping, and Design and Construction Services employees in asbestos awareness through online and in-class training.
169
Coordinated 169 mobile hearing tests for employees enrolled in Hearing Conservation Program, saving $5K for tested departments.
37
Conducted 37 Hazard Management Plan inspections for Facilities Services, Energy Services and departmental shops. Many inspections included development of JSAs.

Radiation Safety

2.525
Administered radiation safety training courses to 2,525 persons; non-ionizing radiation safety training to 554 persons.
300
Inspected and tested 300 X-ray tubes.
516
Received, processed, and delivered 516 containers of radioactive materials for PI’s research.

University Employee Occupational Health Clinic

4,893
Provided occupational health medical services for 4,893 employees.
581
Fit-tested and provided consultative services for 581 employees for the University’s Respiratory Protection program.
1,273
Reviewed 1273 IACUC Animal Handler Symptom reviews.

Workplace Safety

26,177
Trained Number of Employees:
  • Respiratory Protection: 1,834
  • EHS Office, Clinic, IMAC, SS, Student Affairs: 6,781
  • Joint Commission: 4,599
  • Clinical Tuberculosis Infection Control: 6,631
  • Clinical Bloodborne Pathogens: 6,262
  • Ergonomic Self-Evaluations: 70
224
Conducted on-site inspections of 224 Hazards Management Plan (HMP) for numerous campus units and entered HMPs for work unit in the on-line HMP system.
26
Investigated 26 incidents: electrical; falls; equipment; PPE; materials handling; strains; and stuck in/between objects.