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EHSO Council

NYC DOHMH Briefs EHSO Council on Bed Bugs

November 3, 2010 | EHSO Council, Risk Management

Sharon Heath of the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene briefed the EHSO Council on bed bug control practices  at the Council’s October meeting.  Although bed bugs do not pose any health risk, quick and decisive action is required to minimize the bed bug’s notoriously bad stigma.  According to Ms. Heath, proper preparedness for bed […]

Swine Flu Preparedness

April 27, 2009 | EHSO Council

CUNY has been part of the New York City Office of Emergency Management’s efforts to coordinate a citywide response to the ongoing concern regarding Swine Flu. According to the New York City Commissioner of Health, symptoms of all confirmed and probable Swine Flu cases in New York City have been mild and they have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Dept. of Homeland Security's Appendix A is Finalized

November 20, 2007 | EHSO Council

On November 20, 2007, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published “Appendix A to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards; Final Rule” in the Federal Register (Vol.72, No.233, 11/20/07, 65396-65435) which goes into effect immediately. For the final rule, please visit: http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/programs/gc_1169501486179.shtm. The list contains more than 300 chemicals ranging in quantities from 100 grams to […]

CUNY Commits to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

June 10, 2007 | EHSO Council

CUNY took on a leadership role in environmental sustainability as it joined eight other colleges in accepting Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% over the next ten years. Barnard, Columbia, Cooper Union, Fordham, New York University, Pratt, St. John’s University, The New School and CUNY (at all 23 campuses) […]

Dan Amon keynote speaker for April EHSO meeting

April 25, 2007 | EHSO Council

Dan Amon was the keynote speaker for the April EHSO meeting that took place on April 12, 2007 at the College of Staten Island. Mr. Amon is the National Energy Manager, OARM/OA/FMSD/Sustainable Facilities Practices Branch, on EPA’s Labs 21 Program. Mr. Amon discussed the EPA’s joint effort with the Department of Energy to improve environmental […]

Kelly R. McKinney, Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Preparedness, NYC OEM, to Discuss New York City's Coastal Storm Hurricane Plan at Next EHSO Council

September 15, 2006 | EHSO Council

In light of the arrival of this year’s hurricane season, the Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EHSO) Council will focus on CUNY Emergency Management and Preparedness with a presentation from Kelly R. McKinney, Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Preparedness at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) on the “New York City’s […]