EHS ProgramsEHS Programs jgastley3 Thu, 07/05/2012 - 17:17
EHS is also responsible for the Institute’s Environmental Compliance and Dangerous Goods Shipping programs. Roles and responsibilities for specific aspects of each of these programs are shared among EHS staff from the various offices:
Dangerous Goods Shipping ProgramDangerous Goods Shipping Program jgastley3 Thu, 07/05/2012 - 21:22
In order to ensure a safe, compliant and consistent approach to dangerous goods shipping – and to minimize the time, training and record-keeping burden on Georgia Tech researchers, EHS provides a centralized Dangerous Goods Shipping Program for hazardous chemicals and biological materials (shipping and receiving radioactive materials is handled by the EHS Office of Radiological Safety). Very strict federal regulations dictate that only certified individuals may ship hazardous materials. The penalties for non-compliance in this area may include fines and criminal charges.
Environmental Compliance ProgramsEnvironmental Compliance Programs jgastley3 Thu, 07/05/2012 - 21:20
The Institute is responsible for complying with a large number of federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements related to construction activities, research protocols and general campus operations. EHS performs pre-project environmental site assessments, site reviews, Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA) evaluations, and remediation project planning and oversight. Examples of specific programs covered are: storm water runoff, waste water management, undergrounds fuel storage tank compliance, spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC) planning, and air emissions (EPA Title V) permitting.