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Archive for 2008

Health and Safety Tips for the Winter Season

December 29, 2008 | EHSO Council

CUNY encourages all of its students, faculty and staff to follow winter safety tips as offered by the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). These include being aware of common weather-related terms, having a family disaster plan and emergency supplies available, winterizing your home, staying warm, protecting water pipes, preparing for lapses in the […]

Members of the Child Care Council Present to the Risk Management Council

November 12, 2008 | Risk Management

The October Risk Management Council meeting featured a presentation by Betty Pearsall from the York College Child and Family Center, Inc. and Jorge Saenz De Viteri from the Bronx Community College Child Development Center, Inc. on the potential risks associated with children on campus. They briefed the Risk Management Council on their own Child Care […]

Hunter Prides "Zero Findings" in EPA Inspection

November 3, 2008 | EHSO Council, NYCER

During the October 16, 2008 internal CUNY Environmental Health and Safety Officers meeting, Hunter College EHSOs gave a presentation on their September 30, 2008 EPA inspection. Hunter was not cited for a single violation during the inspection. A detailed summary of the inspection and the successful environmental programs that Hunter College has installed may be […]

CUNY A!ert is Put Into Action at QCC

September 26, 2008 | Risk Management

The September Risk Management Council Meeting included a presentation by Vice President Diane Call from Queensborough Community College regarding lessons learned from a power outage in August at QCC. A storm damaged several key transformers, causing power to be lost in the Administration, Library, Science and Humanities Buildings. The QCC administration notified students, faculty and […]

Higher Education Opportunity Act Enacted August 14, 2008

September 26, 2008 | Risk Management

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). In addition to reforming federal student assistance, the act also addresses campus security policy, emergency notification, fire safety, emergency management grants, model plans, preparation for future disasters, and mental […]

September is National Campus Fire Safety Month

September 9, 2008 | EHSO Council

September 2008 is the fourth annual National Campus Fire Safety Month. The 2008 campaign is being co-sponsored by Campus Firewatch, the Ohio Fire Safety coalition and the Congressional Fire Services Institute. The month is designed to raise awareness of fire prevention and what to do if a fire breaks out. For more information, visit http://campusfiresafetymonth.org/index.html. […]

September is National Preparedness Month

July 31, 2008 | Risk Management

September 2008 is the fifth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. Designed to encourage emergency preparation, the Ready.gov website is filled with suggestions, such as get an emergency supply kit, have an emergency plan, and get CPR trained. Download the NPM-CUNY flyer and distribute […]

Cool Tips to Beat the Heat

July 24, 2008 | EHSO Council

The past few months have given us some uncomfortably high temperatures. The June heat wave was scorching and the relentless humidity has been, at times, unbearable. Living in New York City in the summer has its pros, with a cornucopia of outdoor activities, and cons, with the urban heat island effect (where temperatures in a […]

Presentation on Helplines in Higher Education at March 2008 Risk Management Council Meeting

March 31, 2008 | Risk Management

The following presentation on Helplines in Higher Education was given by Gilen Chan, Special Counsel, Office of the President, from New York City College of Technology at the March 26, 2008 Risk Management Council Meeting. Helplines in Higher Education

Representatives of American Red Cross in Greater New York give presentation at March NYCER meeting

March 28, 2008 | NYCER

Robert Wilson, David Dunn, and Jeanine Pekkarinen, of American Red Cross in Greater New York gave an informative presentation about Emergency Preparedness and Response at the March 25 NYCER meeting, hosted by St. John’s University. The presentation outlined a basic formula to help families and communities prepare for an emergency. To be prepared in an […]