Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)
The safety of LaGuardia personnel working or studying in LaGuardia’s buildings and facilities is the top priority of Environmental Health & Safety. The E.H.S. Office also makes certain that College operations are conducted in compliance with the College and CUNY policies, CITY, STATE, and FEDERAL regulations of environmental compliance and occupational safety.
The Environmental Health and Safety personnel provides technical assistance in evaluating and mitigating indoor air quality (IAQ) problems on the campus. EHS 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 Administrative & Support Services, Building Operations and Planning & Desgn to provide comprehensive solutions to IAQ problems.
The Office Environmental Health and Safety provides guidance and information to mitigate risks associated with the use of electrical energy. This includes identifying specific safety precautions to follow and protective equipment to be used by personnel at LaGuardia using, installing, constructing, repairing, inspecting or maintaining electrical equipment.
Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (death).
OSHA Electrical Safety Fact Sheet
Each year, there are an increasing number of fire-related emergencies that take place on college campuses. They may be due to several causes, but are primarily associated with a lack of knowledge regarding fire safety and prevention.
There are many factors that contribute to fires on campus, the repercussions of which are often serious injury or death.
FEW OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF FIRE ON CAMPUSES ARE: - Electrical Circuitry - Unsafe Laboratory Practices - Other
EVACUATION PROCEDURES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM: Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Veterinarian Technician Laboratories All Other Evacuation / Shelter-In-Place Instructions
Fire Safety DirectorOffice Location: C447EExtension: 5745Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information be familiar with College Emergency Guide
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
For all general temperature complaints, whether hot or cold, please contact Building Operations at ext. 5580.
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)
BUILDING OPERATIONS (EXTENSION 5580)
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SAFETY
Please report all accidents to Public Safety (ext. 5555) and all near misses to EHS (ext. 5507)
Emergency Notification System
CUNY Alert allows you to receive text, email and/or voice alerts of emergencies or weather related closings on your campus; you can choose your campus or office locations, phones for voice and text messages, and/or email addresses for instant emergency communication.
Visit the Emergency Preparedness page for more information.
Be prepared. Get familiar with LaGuardia's Emergency Response Guide
Be sure to report an employee injury: Complete the Incident Report with Public Safety
LaGuardia Community College is committed to health, safety and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. We work hard so that the campus and your work environment are as safe as possible, to protect you from harm and to prevent accidents and injuries. We have high standards for safety here. We need the same commitment from you.
Visit the Emergency Preparedness page for more information. Please see laguardia.edu/coronavirus for additional information.
Report all accidents to Public Safety (ext. 5555) and all near misses to EHS (ext. 5507)
In accordance with the University’s commitment to the prevention of workplace violence, LaGuardia Community College adopts the following as its Workplace Violence Prevention
LAGCC Work Place Violence Policy
In order to maintain a safe working environment, incidents of workplace violence must be reported promptly to a supervisor and/or the Office of Public Safety.
The College’s Office of Public Safety can be reached at extension: 5555. Members of the College community are also encouraged to report other behavior they believe may lead to potential workplace violence. After an incident occurs or upon receipt of a complaint, an investigation will be conducted by the Office of Public Safety. Complaints involving the Public Safety Office will be investigated by The Human Resources Office.
Please be sure to meet your yearly workplace violence training requirements.
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