Academics: Office of the Provost

Chemistry Faculty

Safety and Compliance

Environmental Health and Safety Compliance is responsible for maintaining compliance with any health and safety regulations.

Functions of the Health and Safety Compliance Officer

  • Development of the Environmental Health and Safety Program for the entire campus
  • Design, develop, and deploy both general and specialized safety, chemical and environmental health related training courses in formats, which include, but are not limited to, classroom, online, and self-study modules
  • Maintain appropriate health, safety, and environmental records and documentation in compliance with the requirements of Federal, State, and local regulations
  • Attend construction meetings and provide input on environmental compliance, health and safety issues
  • Assist personnel in procuring, safely storing and disposing of all chemicals used by Spelman College
  • Develop and coordinate inventories and MSDS’s of all chemicals throughout campus
  • Develop standardized operating procedures for all regulated chemical and procedures as stipulated by the EPA
  • Provide general technical information regarding purchase of new chemical
  • Coordinate all waste disposal with outside contractors and maintain all disposal manifests
  • Conduct annual inspections on all campus buildings
  • Maintain campus SPCC Plan (Spill prevention, control and countermeasure
  • Provide technical assistance in the event of a hazardous chemical spill by identifying the pollutant, determining the environmental impact and recommending corrective action; coordinates interaction with external HAZMAT vendor
  • Maintain up-to-date safety training materials and records on student
  • Prepare reports concerning spills for submittal to the College Safety Committee
  • Investigate chemical accidents and prepare incident reports in conjunction with the College Public Safety Department
  • Act as a liaison to the Center for Laboratory Animal Research at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Act as the liaison  to the Radiation Safety Office at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Provide overall management of building concerns in the Science Center, in consultation with the Associate Provost of Research and FMS
  • Provide on call support to the College for emergency environmental incidents
  • Provide logistic support for events in Science Center