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Dartmouth Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Summary:

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides advice and guidance to the Dartmouth Community on occupational safety and environmental protection issues. EHS manages the College's chemical, biological and radiological use, oversees occupational and research safety and plays an essential role in emergency preparedness

Computer based training modules are all available through the EHS website and BIORAFT.

Resources:

Services

  • Biological Safety Program ( Service )

    The College's Biological Safety Program encompasses the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements for recombinant DNA (rDNA) research. The primary elements of our Biosafety program include written policies and procedures, training and periodic compliance inspections.

  • BioRAFT ( Service )

    BioRAFT is a web based application that is used in universities and pharmaceutical research centers across the country. Our platform organizes users, provides web-based training, adds tools for safety and compliance management, and streamlines lengthy processes. We tailor solutions based on our library of modules and an institution's needs.

    Currently, we can provide the following: management of highly hazardous chemicals, radioisotopes, inspections, equipment, web forms, and training.

    In addition, we provide management of rDNA and biosafety registration processes, and an MSDS lookup. We can also be contracted for module development tailored to an institute's exact needs.

  • Chemical Safety Program ( Service )

    The College's Chemical Safety Program encompasses the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), the Laboratory Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) and a variety of other OSHA and EPA requirements related to chemical safety and hazardous waste. The primary elements of our Chemical Safety Program include periodic compliance inspections, written policies and procedures, training, emergency response and registration of high hazard work.

    The Dartmouth College Chemical Safety Advisory Committee provides oversight and review of the Chemical Safety Program.

  • Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation ( Service )

    Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation Pamphlet (PDF)
    Student Fire Safety 101
    Laboratory Fire Hazard Alert: gas tubing
    Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation Poster (PDF)
    Fire Extinguisher and Evacuation Retraining (online via the Bioraft system)
    Dartmouth College Emergency Response Guide (PDF)
    Potential Hazards with Laboratory Gas Valves

  • Hazardous Waste Management, Minimization and Disposal Program ( Service )

    Dartmouth College has a comprehensive Hazardous Waste Management, Minimization and Disposal Program. The improper disposal of hazardous materials is strictly forbidden. Detailed information and assistance on hazardous waste disposal is provided by EHS.

    For more information on specific waste streams, please go the Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide under Policies and Procedures. For specific questions or to learn more about our Hazardous Waste Program, please email the Dartmouth College Hazardous Waste Manager.

    To request a waste pick up, please email the Dartmouth College Hazardous Waste Manager. Include the following information in your note: PI name, list of waste to be collected, location (building and room number) and an account string. To request a radioactive waste pick-up, please go to BIORAFT (must be “rad enabled to access”)

  • Laboratory Safety and Compliance Training ( Service )

    Formalized training specific to Dartmouth College is mandatory for all lab personnel including:

    PI’s
    Technicians
    Post-docs
    Graduate Students
    Undergraduates Working in Research Laboratories
    Visiting Scientists
    Volunteers

    Computer based training modules are all available through the EHS website and BIORAFT.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Program ( Service )

    The College's Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSHP) encompasses a number of OSHA's General Industry as well as some Construction Standards (29 CFR 1910, 20 CFR 1926). A range of occupational hygiene services, written policies and procedures, training and periodic inspections form the basis of our program. Our OSHP is integrated into the broader EHS program at Dartmouth through coordination with our Chemical and Radiation Safety Programs and our Hazardous Waste Management, Minimization and Disposal Program.

  • Radiation Safety Program ( Service )

    The College's Radiation Safety Program encompasses the New Hampshire Rules for the Control of Radiation. The primary elements of our Radiation Safety Program include written policies and procedures, training and periodic compliance inspections. Strict rules and regulations apply to the use of radioactive materials on the Dartmouth campus.

    The Dartmouth College Radiation Safety Committee provides oversight and review of the Radiation Safety Program.

    Additionally, the Radiation Safety Program oversees x-ray producing equipment safety and the safe use of non-ionizing radiation which includes lasers. All class IIIb and IV lasers must be registered with EHS.


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