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Air Quality

The Indoor Air Quality Program outlines procedure for response to various indoor air quality concerns and to prevent potentially unhealthy conditions from occurring at the University.

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Asbestos Management

Prior to any planned renovation, maintenance, or emergency that may involve asbestos-containing materials, an investigation request must be made.

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Biosafety

The Biological Safety Division strives to minimize the health and environmental risks for those who are involved in research using biohazardous materials and the NYU community.

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Community Right To Know

The Community Right to Know Program inventories and reports all the hazardous substances in its facilities in compliance with New York City law.

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Compliance Assessments

Compliance assessments are internal inspections conducted throughout the year to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations.

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Emergency Response

The Emergency Response Program is designed to protect human safety, preserve property, and facilitate responsive communication to all appropriate parties.

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Laboratory Safety

NYU is responsible for the control of health hazards related to chemical and physical agents within the University's laboratories.

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Lead Management

The Lead Based Paint Program ensures that human health and environment are protected by outlining procedure for lead based paint management.

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Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Program protects the safety, health, and welfare of the NYU community.

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PCB Management

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are banned in the United States, and articles containing PCBs must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

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Petroleum Bulk Storage

The Petroleum Bulk Storage Program ensures that petroleum bulk storage tanks are managed in NYU facilities in accordance with all applicable regulations to prevent releases.

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Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety Department is based in NYU Medical School and serves as an institutional resource for all components of New York University.

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Safety In The Arts

Art areas can generate a number of different waste-streams and it all must be identified, handled, stored, and disposed of properly.

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Water Quality

The Water Quality Program installs silver recovery units in all NYU areas that have photo or x-ray processing units to prevent the discharge of silver into public sewers.

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