Policy

Environmental Health and Safety Policy


Purpose of Policy

New York University is committed to excellence in occupational safety, health, and environmental protection in the use and operation of all NYU owned, leased and licensed properties in the United States and around the world. NYU's policies are intended to help prevent environmental and workplace accidents and injuries, increase safety awareness, and to fully comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. Faculty, staff, students, and all individuals working within the NYU community are required to perform all NYU operations in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as NYU Safety Procedures and Written Programs. All operations of properties at NYU’s global sites are required to fully comply with all relevant local laws and regulations applicable to each site and strive to adhere to the safest practices and procedures followed with respect to NYU’s operations within the United States. The NYU community endeavors to continuously improve our environmental health and safety performance by adhering to the following objectives:

• Developing and improving programs and procedures to promote compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
• Ensuring that NYU personnel are properly trained and provided with appropriate safety and emergency equipment.
• Taking appropriate action to correct hazards or conditions that endanger health, safety, or the environment.
• Considering possible environmental and safety impacts when making operational decisions, including those concerning facilities management and construction projects.
• Encouraging personal accountability and emphasizing compliance with standards and conformance with NYU policies and best practices during employee training and in performance reviews.
• Monitoring NYU's progress through periodic evaluations of compliance and the effectiveness of NYU’s Safe Work Policies.

Below are links to NYU’s specific Safe Work Procedures/Practices in specific categories of activity relevant to NYU’s operations. The provisions of the each category covered by Safe Work Procedures/Practices contain, to the extent they exist, a link to the laws and regulations applicable to such category of operations. In the event any NYU employee or member of the community has any questions regarding such policies, laws and regulations, they should contact the person in charge of such operations. In the event legal assistance is required in interpreting or complying with any legal requirements, the Office of General Counsel should be contacted to provide assistance.

Asbestos Management Safety Written Program (PDF) revised

Biological Safety Cabinets Procedure (PDF) revised

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Written Program (PDF) revised

Chemical Hygiene Written Program (PDF) revised

NYU College of Dentistry Chemical Hygiene Written Program (PDF) revised 

Confined Space Entry Procedure (PDF) revised

Construction and Renovation Waste Disposal Procedure (PDF) revised 

Controlled Substances Use and Disposal Policy (PDF)

Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (PDF)

Electrical Extension Cords Procedure (PDF) revised

Emergency Power (PDF)

Employee Occupational Injury/Illness Reporting (PDF)

Hand Held and Powered Hand Tools Procedure (PDF) revised

Hazard Communication Written Program (PDF) revised

Hazardous Waste Minimization and Disposal Policy (PDF) revised

Hearing Conservation Written Program (PDF) revised

Lead Based Paint Management Procedure (PDF) revised

Lockout/Tag out Control of Hazardous Energy Procedure (PDF) revised 

Machine Guarding Procedure (PDF) revised

Mold Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Procedure (PDF) revised

Non-Ionizing Radiation Procedure (PDF) revised 

Portable Ladder Safety Procedure (PDF) revised

Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) Procedure (PDF) revised

Procedures for Ozone Depleting Substances (PDF) revised 

Procedures for the Use and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PDF) revised 

Regulated Medical Waste Written Program (PDF) revised

Respiratory Protection Written Program (PDF) revised

Safe Lifting/Healthy Back Procedure (PDF)  revised 

Safe Storage, Handling, Use and Disposal of Procedures of Compressed Gas Cylinders (PDF)

Safety Procedures for Controlling Exposure to Formaldehyde at NYU College Dentistry (PDF)  revised

Shipping Biological Material and Dry Ice Written Program (PDF)


Notes
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  1. Dates of official enactment and amendments: Jan 1, 2017
  2. History: Policy and related Safe Work Procedures/Practices revised January 2017
  3. Cross References: N/A