Concerns Regarding A Campus Building or Facility

EH&S receives numerous concerns regarding University buildings within the following categories. Below, we have listed our most-common building concern types and recommendations on how to best address those situations.

Asbestos

Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) are materials once used in the construction of building, commonly in the form of an insulation or sound-proofing. This resource is intended to provide employees with information regarding locations of ACM as well consultants and contractors that can be contacted regarding ACM abatement.

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Insects and Rodents

EH&S maintains a Vector Management Program to deal with insects and rodents. Specific issues regarding insects and rodents should be reported to EH&S as soon as possible to facilitate prompt treatment of any affected areas. 

Vector Management


Noise Levels

Concerns regarding noise levels are often matters of annoyance that can easily be resolved through effective communication. Occasionally, close proximity to high-traffic areas such as restrooms, elevators, common areas and maintenance areas can result in a noisy office or work space. Noise exposure is measured as a time-weighted average (TWA), meaning values must be at an elevated level over the duration of an 8-hour period. To address a noisy environment as a safety issue, an assessment must me made to identify the TWA for that area and it must exceed industry standards.

Hearing Protection


Nuisance Odors

EH&S responds to reports of smells or nuisance odors that may affect health and safety. Common symptoms associated with nuisance odors may include burning eyes, burning nose, coughing, and dizziness etc.

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