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

Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Conference, July 7 - 11, 2018

Baltimore, MA

 

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) is the only organization focused entirely on serving EHS professionals in higher education.

It was founded in 1954 as the Campus Safety Association and since 1995 has been a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Mission

The mission of CSHEMA is to support and to educate campus-based EHS professionals to empower and to improve the EHS profession in campus environments.

Vision

CSHEMA will continue to be the pre-eminent leadership organization representing the EHS profession in campus environments.

Core Values

  • Uphold the honor, integrity, and dignity of the profession
  • Promote inclusion and diversity in the profession
  • Strong member services through ongoing needs assessment for campus-based EHS professionals
  • Advocacy on behalf of the profession as the voice of campus-based EHS
  • Commitment to practical and applicable solutions for the campus-based EHS professional
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Commitment to education

Important Dates & Information

August

The State of Safety. Watch the video.

Watch Unsafe in America: NSC Report Does Not Paint Favorable Picture of Safety in the US.

July

National Fire Protection Association - Outdoor Grilling

Watch the video about, Grilling Safety.

June

National Safety Month

Red Light Campaign

More than 800 people died in crashes involving red light running in 2016, an increase of 17 percent since 2012, an IIHS analysis shows. The increase comes as fewer U.S. communities are using red light cameras to enforce the law and reduce crashes.

This demonstration crash of a 2010 Ford F-150 striking a 2007 Chrysler Sebring recreates a real-life red-light-running collision. In the real crash, which occurred in Yuma, Ariz., in 2012, the Sebring's driver was severely injured. Watch the video.

To encourage cities and localities to use automated enforcement, four national safety organizations have developed a red light camera checklist for local policymakers, law enforcement agencies and transportation officials. Released by AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Safety Council, the checklist provides practical instructions for planning, implementing and evaluating red light camera programs, including steps to help communities build and maintain public support.

More information at https://go.iihs.org/news-RLC-checklist

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

News Releases - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Specific Employers Required to Submit 2017 Injury and Illness Data by July 1

June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that the deadline for electronically submitting their 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA is July 1, 2018.

Electronic submissions are required of establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

For more information, and a link to the Injury Tracking Application, visit the Injury Tracking Application Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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