Environmental Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Lab Safety and Health

The college has developed a Chemical Hygiene Plan to address health, safety and environmental issues in all campus labs that use hazardous materials in laboratory scale amounts for experiments, testing and other traditional laboratory techniques.

The following resources provide information to assist in addressing specific lab safety and health hazards:

Best Management Practices Department guidelines for disposal of hazardous waste.  Go to link and select HVCC department of interest
Biosafety Cabinets –safe operating practices From Cornell University
Chemical compatibility chart From Cornell University – incompatible chemicals chart
Compressed gas cylinder safety From Oklahoma State University
EHS Department Contact the HVCC Director of EHS at (518) 629-7163 or l.vivekanand@hvcc.edu
Emergencies HVCC Emergency Preparedness Plan
Emergencies HVCC emergency information for staff and students
Emergency notification SUNY Alert – how to be notified of emergencies on campus
Fire Extinguishers – how to operate Watch how to use an extinguisher properly
Fire safety information HVCC information related to fire prevention, what to do in an emergency, building evacuation plans, etc.
Fume Hoods – safe operation practices Information about the fume hoods in Amstuz and Fitzgibbons
Glove selection guide From Cornell University
Glove selection guide From Oxford University
Glove types Description of types of gloves and their uses
Recycling HVCC guidelines on what and how to recycle on campus
Regulations – OSHA and PESH Lab Safety Standard
Regulations – environmental NYS Dept. Of Environmental Conservation solid and hazardous waste regulations
Respiratory Protection Program HVCC respiratory protection program
Safety shoes and safety glasses Find out how HVCC employees can obtain these items