Environmental Health & Safety provides technical assistance in evaluating and mitigating indoor air quality (IAQ) problems on the campus. EH&S can perform inspections and/or air monitoring to help confirm the presence and determine the cause of an IAQ issue. EH&S specialists meet regularly with representatives of Building Operations; Administrative & Support Services; Design & Construction and Planning to provide comprehensive solutions to IAQ problems.
Molds are fungi that are found everywhere – both indoors and outdoors all year round. The terms fungi and mold are often used interchangeably, but mold is actually a type of fungi. Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects.
There are many thousands of species of mold and most, if not all, of the mold found indoors comes from outdoor sources. Molds can grow on virtually any substance, as long as moisture or water, oxygen, and an organic source are present.
Report all water leaks or floods to Building Operations at 5580, Housekeeping at 5550 and EHS at 5507.
If you have concerns about mold in your work area, you should contact the EHS Office (Ext. 5507) to arrange for an inspection and evaluation of the conditions in your area.
OSHA Electrical Safety Fact Sheet
Slips, Trips and Falls are one of the most common forms of accidents on campus
Please report any of the following conditions to:
Housekeeping (extension 5506)
Spilled foods or drinks
Carpets and rugs that are pulled up and pose a tripping hazard
Tripping hazards due to clutter
Building Operations (Extension 5580)
Tripping hazards due to uneven surfaces
Tiles that are broken or lose that pose a tripping hazard
Environmental Health Safety
Electrical cords crossing walkways that are not taped down
An any of the above conditions
Please report all accidents to Public Safety (extension 5555)
Please report all near misses to EHS (extension 5507)
For general temperature complaints, with regard to your office space, please contact Building Operations at ext. 5580.
Housekeeping Best Practice - OSHA Guidelines
LAGCC Waste Disposal Guidelines
LAGCC Working With Chemicals - Housekeeping Guidelines
PLEASE NOTE: It is illegal to purchase, store or bring any type of pest control on campus
LAGCC Bed Bug Response Procedure
Bed Bug Guide - Published by City of New York
For Pest control issues please contact housekeeping at extension 5550 or 5557
work place environment