Environmental Health and Safety

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Mission Statement

The office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for developing, maintaining, and educating on the College’s policies, procedures, and programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our students, staff, faculty, visitors, and surrounding community. Our goal is to promote a culture where environmental, health, and safety are core values, supporting the College’s academic, research, enrichment and other goals and opportunities.

The office of EHS works collaboratively with campus constituents to adhere to local, state, and federal regulations. Our office oversees environmental, health, and safety on the main campus in Brunswick, Maine as well as remote facilities including, but not limited to, Brunswick, Harpswell and Monson, Maine and Kent Island, New Brunswick, Canada. EHS serves as the biological, chemical, radiological, workplace safety, and fire prevention/protection office, establishing comprehensive programs that meet or exceed regulatory compliance standards. Through continuous recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards, we strive to significantly reduce or eliminate individual risk and environmental impact of the College’s activities.

Contacts

Click here to report safety issues or for general environmental health and safety inquiries.

Lisa Coombs - Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety, 207-725-3763, Rhodes Hall room 110A

Charly Wojtysiak - Safety Specialist, 207-798-4132, Rhodes Hall room 110B

Rene Bernier, CHO - Laboratory Instructor in Chemistry, Manager of the Bowdoin Science Center and Laboratory Safety, 207-725-3162, Druckenmiller room 041A

Paul Joyce - Marine Operations Manager, 207-721-5904, Coastal Studies Center

Accident Incident Reporting

The College strives to ensure a safe working environment for all employees. If you see an unsafe situation - "an accident waiting to happen" - please report it to your supervisor immediately. Prevention is key in reducing the opportunity for employees to be involved in workplace accidents.

If you are hurt or injured in the course of your duties, notify your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will assess the need for medical intervention, notify Human Resources, and fill out the Supervisor's Accident/Incident report. You will be responsible for providing an account of what happened using the Accident/Incident Report Form for Employees. Employees should read and become familiar with the Employee Guidelines for Reporting Injuries.  Supervisors should read and become familiar with the Supervisor's Guidelines for Reporting Injuries.

If you observe an unsafe situation or condition that could result in a personal accident or injury or property damage, please report it immediately to Human Resources or the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Chemical, Biological, and Radiation Labs Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Asbestos Management [pdf]

Biomedical Waste Management Policy [pdf]

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Policy [pdf], Vaccine Release Form [pdf] and Waiver [pdf]

Chemical Hygiene Policy [pdf]

Electromagnetic Radiation Policy [pdf]

Epidemic Response [pdf]

Hazard Communication Policy [pdf]

Hazardous Materials Guidelines [pdf]

Hazardous Waste Management [pdf]

Laser Safety [pdf]

Lead Based Paint Management [pdf]

Radiation Safety [pdf]

Respiratory Protection [pdf]

Satellite Accumulation Area (SSA) Log [pdf]

Universal Waste Plan [pdf] and Guidelines [pdf]

Waste Oil Management [pdf]

Construction Safety Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Asbestos Management [pdf]

Chainsaw Safety [pdf]

Dig Safe [pdf]

Fall Protection [pdf]

Hazard Communication Policy [pdf]

Hazardous Materials Guidelines [pdf]

Hazardous Waste Management [pdf]

Hearing Conservation [pdf]

Hot Work Permit [pdf]

Lead Based Paint Management [pdf]

Personal Protective Equipment [pdf]

Roof Access [pdf]

Shop Safety Policy [pdf] and Poster [pdf]

Universal Waste Plan [pdf] and Guidelines [pdf]

Emergency Response Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Ammonia Response Plan [pdf]

Campus Emergency Management Plan [pdf]

Emergency Action Plan [pdf] and Emergency Procedures Poster [pdf]

Epidemic Response [pdf]

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures [pdf]

Environmental Issues Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Battery Recycling/Disposal [pdf]

Chemical Hygiene [pdf]

Emergency Action Plan [pdf] and Emergency Procedures Poster [pdf]

Epidemic Response [pdf]

Hazard Communication Policy [pdf]

Hazardous Materials Guidelines [pdf]

Hazardous Waste Management [pdf]

Indoor Air Quality [pdf]

Infection Control [pdf]

Laser Safety [pdf]

Lead Based Paint Management [pdf]

Pest Control Procedures [pdf] and FAQ's [pdf]

Satellite Accumulation Area (SSA) Log [pdf]

Solvent Contaminated Wipers Management [pdf]

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures [pdf]

Universal Waste Plan [pdf] and Guidelines [pdf]

Waste Oil Management [pdf]

Facility and Workplace Safety Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Aerial Lift Safety [pdf]

Assembly Space Limits [pdf]

Confined Space Entry Program [pdf]

  • Alternate Entry Certificate [pdf]
  • Entry Permit [pdf]
  • Hazard Assessment [pdf]
  • Reclassification Form [pdf]
  • Space Location List [pdf]

Fireplace Use [pdf]

Forklift Safety [pdf]

Hearing Conservation Program [pdf]

Lockout-Tagout [pdf]

Personal Protective Equipment Policy [pdf]

Respiratory Protection [pdf]

Roof Access Policy [pdf]

Theater and Auditorium Safety [pdf]

Fires and Life Safety Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Discharged Fire Extinguishers [pdf]

Holiday Decorations [pdf]

Hot Work Permit [pdf]

Open Fires [pdf]

Residential Fire Drills [pdf]

  • Fire Drill Performance Evaluation Form [pdf]

General Health and Safety Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Aerial Lift Safety [pdf]

Boat Operations Safety Policy [pdf]

  • Float Plan - Blank Template [pdf]
  • Float Plan 16" Maritime Skiff [pdf]
  • Float Plan 21' RV Laine [pdf]
  • Float Plan 28' RV AOK [pdf]
  • Coastal Studies Center (CSC) Waterfront and Dock Use [pdf]

Chainsaw Safety [pdf]

Confined Space Entry Program [pdf]

  • Alternate Entry Certificate [pdf]
  • Entry Permit [pdf]
  • Hazard Assessment [pdf]
  • Reclassification Form [pdf]
  • Space Location List [pdf]

Discharged Fire Extinguishers [pdf]

Emergency Action Plan [pdf] and Emergency Procedures Poster [pdf]

Event Planning Safety Guidelines [pdf]

Fall Protection [pdf]

Fireplace Use [pdf]

First Aid Kit Checklist [pdf]

Forklift Safety [pdf]

Hearing Conservation Program [pdf]

Holiday Decorations [pdf]

Hot Work Permit [pdf]

Indoor Air Quality [pdf]

Infection Control [pdf]

Laser Safety [pdf]

Lockout-Tagout [pdf]

New Employee Checklist [pdf]

Open Fires [pdf]

Personal Protective Equipment Policy [pdf]

Pest Control Procedures [pdf] and FAQ's [pdf]

Residential Fire Drills [pdf]

  • Fire Drill Performance Evaluation Form [pdf]

Respiratory Protection Policy [pdf]

Roof Access [pdf]

Shops Safety Policy [pdf] and Poster [pdf]

Solvent Contaminated Wipers Management [pdf]

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures [pdf]

Supervisor's Safety Accountability (SSA) Program [pdf]

Theater and Auditorium Safety [pdf]

Waste Oil Management [pdf]

Office Safety Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Ergonomics Program

Holiday Decorations [pdf]

Video Display Terminal Law 

Workstation Ergonomics Diagram [pdf]

Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf]

Emergency Action Plan [pdf]

Hearing Conservation Program [pdf]

Holiday Decorations Policy [pdf]

Indoor Air Quality Policy [pdf]

Specialty Labs Forms/Plans/Policies/Procedures/Training

Shops Safety Policy [pdf] and Poster [pdf]

Theater and Auditorium Safety [pdf]