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Environment, Health and Safety works closely with Facilities Services to provide a safe and healthful environment for UNC-Chapel Hill. Below are some resources which can be utilized to improve information sharing by both departments.

Hazardous Material Inspection

Please use the hazardous material inspection form to make any request for a hazardous material inspection. This can include requests for asbestos, lead based paint, mercury vapor sampling.

HazMat Inspection Process Flow Chart

This database contains the results of asbestos sampling for each building. The data are organized by building.

Indoor Air Quality

Please use the indoor air quality investigation form if you or a client would like an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigation.

Mold Growth

Please use the mold growth investigation form if you or a client would like an investigation pertaining to suspected mold growth.

Key University EHS Issues for Construction Projects

Please use this document as a quick reference for construction projects on campus. It includes some common issues, ways to prevent them, and guidance on possible solutions.

Hazardous Waste

Please use the hazardous waste pickup form to request a pickup of hazardous waste.

EHS will provide oversight and review documentation of the waste management activities for all construction wastes generated by contractors and consultants. This includes but is not limited to the waste determination and includes sampling and testing, storage, transportation, and ultimate disposal of construction wastes.

Confined Space Entry Notification

Please use the confined space entry form anytime you plan to make a confined space entry.

Confined Space Entry Contractor Requirements

Contractors conducting confined space entries on campus must follow the requirements outlined in the Contractor section of the UNC-Chapel Hill confined space program. In summary, the contractor must:

  • Provide UNC-Chapel Hill EHS a copy of their confined space program including entry permit.
  • Provide UNC-Chapel Hill EHS confined space training records for employees involved in the entries.
  • Use their equipment to conduct entries (i.e., retrieval devices and gas monitors).
  • Submit a confined space entry notification form each day they conduct entries.  This form notifies CHFD, our emergency rescue providers, and EHS of the entries.

Hot Work Permit

Please use the hot work permit form anytime you plan to do hot work. This includes welding, controlled burns, etc.

Crane Safety

Contractors utilizing cranes on campus must follow the requirements listed in the UNC Contractor Crane Checklist. For additional information, review the Contractor Crane Awareness presentation.

Facilities Chemical Fume Hood Work

Please use the facilities chemical fume hood work form if you plan to do work in an active hood.

Radio Frequency Antennas

UNC employees and contractors should use the radio frequency antenna shutdown form to request the shutdown of rooftop Radio Frequency (RF) antennas for work within six feet of the antennas. If possible, please submit the form at least a week prior to the requested shutdown to allow for coordination with network providers.

EHS Compliance Portal

In the EHS Compliance Portal you can select options to view your EHS training history and immunization history. Additionally, you can view your required training and medical surveillance status and see if any action is needed.

Hazardous Management Program

The Hazards Management Program (HMP) is a written safety and environmental plan for a work unit, which provides a framework for ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to protection of personnel and the environment. The primary purposes of the HMP are to provide safety information for employee in each work unit, to provide documentation of compliance with occupational and environmental regulations, and to provide information to the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) department for use in determining job specific training requirements.

Lockout Tagout Procedure Library

Lockout Tagout procedures are used by employees when performing maintenance or servicing equipment to protect employees from the unexpected energization or start-up of the equipment, or release of stored energy. This lockout/tagout procedure library contains procedures for various campus equipment serviced by Facilities Services.

Job Safety Analysis Library

A Job Safety Analysis is a safety tool which can be used by UNC-Chapel Hill supervisors and employees to increase the knowledge of hazards in the workplace at their specific work unit that poses a risk of causing injuries and accidents. There are numerous benefits in developing and implementing JSAs including improving knowledge of hazards among UNC-Chapel Hill supervisors and employees, and the prevention of accidents and injuries. This job safety analysis library contains Job Safety Analyses for various jobs, tasks and equipment used on campus.

Flag the Hazard

Flag the HazardNorth Carolina’s Injury Prevention Program helps find and eliminate hazards. Each employee plays a role in stopping actions that cause injuries and removing unsafe conditions. If you have witnessed a hazardous situation, please use the form to let us know about it.

EHS Contact Information for Facilities and Construction Projects
Name Email Phone Primary contact for
Cathy Brennan 919-843-5331 EHS Director
Dave Catalano 919-259-0013 Asbestos
Hazardous Waste
Indoor Air Quality
Janet Clarke 919-843-0475 Stormwater
Erosion Control
Mary Crabtree 919-962-5719 Workplace Safety
Fall Protection
Amanda Craigen 978-962-2396 Biological Safety
Larry Daw 919-962-6666 Underground Storage
Kim Haley 919-843-2735 Confined Space
Hearing Conservation
Zay Watkins 919-962-5721 Chemical Safety
Lab Decommissioning
Jonathan Moore 919-962-5713 Radiation Safety
Adam Swift 919-962-0360 Fire Safety
Hot Work Hazardous Waste Storage Supplies/Pickup