News

Here you will find the latest news for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), including notices about upcoming conferences, important dates, and updates to EHS programs, procedures, and forms.

Conferences

Dear UNC System Colleagues,

The UNC System Campus Security Committee is pleased to invite you to the UNC System Safety and Security Conference.  The conference will be held at UNC Asheville in the Sherrill Center on May 30 – 31, 2019.

The schedule for the conference is located on the registration website. Day one of the conference will start at 9:00am on Thursday, May 30th, and directly after the last session of the day there will be a networking social that will begin around 5:15pm. Day two of the conference, Friday, May 31st, will begin at 9:00am and will conclude at 3:00pm.  The check-in desk and exhibitor tables will be open at 8:00am each day.

The seven conference tracks include: Clery Act, Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Legal, Student Affairs, and Title IX. While you will be asked to designate a primary discipline, feel free to attend any track session that may interest you.

We are pleased that once again this year, there is no registration fee, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to receive excellent training without hurting your budget.  The registration link also includes information on a negotiated hotel rate for our conference.  Travel expenses and arrangements (lodging, etc.) are the responsibility of the participant. ​ If you have any questions regarding the conference registration please contact Heather Hummer at hlhummer@northcarolina.edu or 919-843-0342.

Please share with others who may be interested in this professional training opportunity. We look forward to seeing you at the UNC System Safety and Security Conference!

Ronette Sutton Gerber, Chair
David Weldon, Vice-Chair
Campus Security Committee

Important Dates & Information

January

National Radon Action Month, www.epa.gov

Feburary

American Heart Month, American Heart Association, heart.org

March

National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eatright.org

Workplace Eye Wellness Month, Prevent Blindness America, preventblindness.org

National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2019, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, poisonhelp.hrsa.gov

Program Updates

If you have a current UNCA e-mail account, forms can be completed on-line using your desktop, laptop or smart phone. You must be logged into the system on one device at a time.

There is a new way to submit a Monthly Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 08/30/2018. 

There is a new way to submit a Hepatitis B Vaccination or Declination Release online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 06/14/2018. 

There is a new way to submit a Incident Report online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 06/01/2018. 

There is a new way to submit a Incident Investigation Report online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 06/01/2018. 

There is a new way to submit a Witness Statement online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 06/01/2018. 

There is a new way to submit a Fire Permit Application online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 05/15/2018.

There is a new way to submit a Building Fire Drill & Incident Report online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 05/15/2018.

There is a new way to submit a Residential Housing Fire Drill & Incident Report online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 05/15/2018. 

There is a new way to submit a Tent & Canopy Permit Application online under the "Forms" tab on the Environmental Health & Safety Website or click here https://ehs.unca.edu/environmental-health-and-safety-forms. Please use this form beginning 05/04/2018.

Regulatory Updates

No updates.