The Environmental Specialist is the Hazard Communication Administrator under the Ball State University Hazard Communication Program required under the OSHA Hazard Communication (Worker-Right-To-Know) Standard.
The Hazard Communication Administrator maintains the written program and provides training and technical materials to the Departmental Administrators who are responsible for implementing the program requirements within their respective Departments or areas.
The EHS Office is also the administrator of the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) system for inventory and tracking of chemicals and chemical products across the Ball State University campus including laboratories, shops, and other chemical and chemical product storage and use areas. Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) is a web-based inventory management and reporting system predominantly used by laboratories.
The Environmental Specialist also maintains the University Chemical and Biological Spill Prevention and Response Plan and responds to chemical, biological, and other releases or exposures to staff, faculty, students, or visitors. Outside assistance, including the fire department or private spill response firms may be called upon for major release incidents.
BSU Hazard Communication Program
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Brochure
OSHA Hazard Communication Quick Guide
Chemical and Biological Spill Prevention and Response Plan
OSHA Hazard Communication