Oakland Community College

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

The Oakland Community College Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department is committed to assisting the college community; including students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors, in maintaining safe and healthy campuses and administrative facilities, and to minimize the impact operations at the college have on the environment.

A variety of programs have been developed to provide uniform guidance to OCC employees in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, and to assist in meeting the many regulatory obligations that OCC is subject to.  These programs deal with environmental, health, safety, transportation, and training issues that impact the college's operations.

The OCC EHS Department is equipped to address most health and safety issues that may affect students, employees, contractors, and guests at our campuses and other facilities.  Services include, among other things:

  • Chemical/biofluid spill response
  • Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) assistance
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Surveys (including mold spore counts, viable mold cultures, surface moisture, relative humidity, temperature, and air flow)
  • Industrial Hygiene Surveys (including chemical exposure testing, noise assessments, and radiation exposure evaluations)
  • Confined Space Entry assistance (including air sampling and rescue assistance)
  • Ergonomics (including work station evaluations, lighting assessments, and job task analysis)
  • Respirator selection and fit testing
  • Personal Protective Equipment selection
  • EHS inspections
  • Communicable disease notifications

 

 

 

EMERGENCIES

Contact the EHS Department and/or Public Safety in the event of any of the following emergencies:

  • Chemical spills or releases
  • Gas leaks
  • Activities, situations, or equipment that could cause serious injuries or environmental contamination

Always contact Public Safety first if injuries are involved, or in situations where evacuation may be necessary.  If in doubt, contact Public Safety.

The emergency telephone numbers for the EHS Department are:

248-467-4477 (Cell Phone)
or
248-333-1268 (24-hr. Pager)

To contact Department of Public Safety from an off campus location or cell phone, dial:

248-858-4951

This number is answered by the Oakland County Sheriff and is dispatched to the Department of Public Safety.

To contact Public Safety from an on campus phone:

Non-Emergencies
5555

This number is answered by the Oakland County Sheriff and is dispatched to the Department of Public Safety.

Emergencies
911