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Administration: Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Chemical inventory: Reporting

Hazardous chemicals - in their pure state and as ingredients in manufactured products - are encountered in many different business-, manufacturing- and institutional settings, including college campuses. Many areas of NYC are mixed-use (residential, educational, commercial, hospital, etc.); some types of occupancies might contain hazardous materials that could affect the entire area. In cases of emergencies that could involve hazardous materials stored and used in a specific area, local emergency response agencies (FDNY, DEP, NYPD) must have up-to-date chemical inventory information of entities in the response area.

Any employee who stores and/or uses hazardous chemicals at Lehman College must maintain an up-to-date chemical inventory of that space. Environmental Health & Safety uses these inventories annually to report and comply with such agencies as the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Community Right to Know Program [Local Law 26 of 1988], NYC Department of Environmental Conservation, FDNY and the United States Department of Homeland Security. Developing a plan of action is imperative for government agencies and emergency responders in order to plan for potential chemical releases and exposures.

For more information, please contact Shaldon Watson (x4104).