Environmental Health and Safety

UIS is firmly committed to maintaining a safe work environment and to comply with the environmental health and safety regulations triggered by campus activities. EHS provides assistance in identifying regulatory requirements, developing compliance programs and addressing compliance issues.

About EHS

UIS is committed to providing a safe work environment and to complying with environmental and safety regulations. Environmental Health and Safety is a partner in a collaborative effort to ensure unified Environmental Health and Safety compliance management programs for the campus. Environmental Health and Safety includes:

  • Environmental Health and Safety Programs
    • Environmental Compliance / Services
      • Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
      • Regulatory and Technical Assistance
      • Safety Training
      • Spill and Emergency Procedures
      • HAZCOM/ Hazardous Waste Management
      • Written Emergency Action Plan
    • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness for BSW
    • Occupational Safety
      • Ergonomics (Ergonomics for working remotely)
      • Injury/Illness
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Construction Safety
      • Electrical Safety
      • Lock out Tag out
      • Machine Guarding/ Power tools
      • Respiratory Protections
      • Fire Safety
      • Asbestos Awareness
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Material Handling
      • Forklift Safety
      • Powered Man lift
      • Fall Protection
      • Ladder Safety
      • Means of Egress
      • Hot Work
      • Confined Space
      • Slips, Trips and Falls

Hazard Communication (Right to Know)

A program has been created to provide information about the health and safety hazards of materials used on campus. The program includes training, container labeling and provision of Safety Data Sheets.

  • For information about chemicals used in the Science Division phone 217-206-8341.
  • For all other materials phone 217-206-8062.
  • SDS info for Cleaning Chemicals¬†used at UIS (EPA approved for COVID-19): SDS Cleaning chemicals UIS
  • SDS for Spectrum Hand Sanitizer Gel

Regulatory and Technical Assistance

General questions and requests for assistance should be directed to Environmental Health and Safety.

Spill and Emergency Response

The UIS Police have responsibility for the overall campus Emergency Response Plan. Incidental spill response is a function of various campus units.

  • UIS Police Emergency 217-206-7777
  • UIS Police non-emergency 217-206-6690
  • Spill Response and Cleanup 217-206-8062

Waste Management

A material becomes a waste when it is discarded or can no longer be used for its original intended purpose. Waste management and disposal requirements vary depending on the waste stream. Information for various waste streams are located on the Waste Management tab.

Hazardous/Chemical Waste

For chemical waste generated on campus, once the chemical waste container is 80% full, submit a Chemical Waste Disposal Request Form via e-mail to EHS at rchho2@uis.edu for removal from the waste generation area.

Written Emergency Action Plan

The Emergency Action Plan is available in written form.

  • To obtain a copy contact the EHS Officer.

Contact:

Ravneet Chhokar
Environmental Health and Safety Officer

UIS Environmental Health and Safety
One University Plaza, BSB 1
Springfield, Illinois 62703

E-mail: rchho2@uis.edu
Office: (217)-206-8062

Office Hours Fall 2021:

Monday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm