Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards.
The EHS Coordinator will provide assistance to departments and employees in order to prevent and control chemical and physical hazards at Seminole State College.
If you have concerns about specific subjects related to your occupational environment, please contact us.
- Biological Safety
- The Biological Safety program is focused on surveillance of those activities involving biohazardous agents. Through this program, the EHS coordinator will monitor and review the performance and maintenance of containment systems, provide consulting services on aspects of biological safety, and provide guidance and assistance concerning the handling and disposal of biohazardous agents.
- Chemical Safety
- The Chemical Safety Program is intended for all employees working with hazardous chemicals, including oils, solvents, corrosives, etc., in all work areas except science laboratories. Science Laboratory workers should follow the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
- Ergonomics is the science that studies the human work condition, especially those integrations between an individual and a machine. The EHS Coordinator will assist employees and departments in the identification of solutions that can help employees be more efficient.
- Indoor Air Quality
- Seminole State College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of recognized hazards and to investigate complaints that may be related to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Specific regulations have not been developed for IAQ in the workplace environment. The College developed a program that considers recommendations from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).