Stormwater program receives 2013 DEP Award
L-R. Gayle Fratto (EHS Assistant Director), Randy Huffman (DEP Cabinet Secretary), Brian Lemme (EHS Safety Specialist), Tim Hodge (Environmental Inspector), John Principe (EHS Director), Joe Patten (Interim Assistant Vice President Facilities Management)
2013 Fire Academy Training RA's
Morgantown Fire Department along with EH&S Fire Safety Specialists train residence hall assistants (RA's) on how to properly use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.
WV Water Festival 2013
Brian Lemme, EHS Stormwater Specialist, provides information on stormwater management program at the first annual WV Water Festival held at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown.
Joyce, Paul and Jonathan working with a leaking gas cylinder. They are using an A Kit to stop a leaking valve.
Chemical Fume Hood Testing
A laboratory fume hood is a ventilated enclosure where toxic fumes can be handled safely. EHS inspects these to ensure that the exhaust blowers are operating at the proper velocity for moving fumes into the exhaust system.
Hazardous Materials Technologist, Jonathan Middlemas, determines hazardous constituents of commercial chemical products during a laboratory closure waste pick-up.
Brian Lemme is tasked with implementing WVU's new MS4 stormwater management program. This requires ensuring compliance at construction projects, providing education about stormwater runoff, mapping/ inspecting the storm sewer system, and developing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for WVU facilities.
EHS is instrumental in assuring that WVU buildings are adequately protected for Students, WVU personnel ,and Visitor safety. EHS reviews requirements and directs the needs for fire protection systems and related life safety codes for existing buildings and new construction. Max Humphreys a Program Administrator Senior and Fire Safety Specialist checks the condition of valves on a fire pump test connection at the WVU Mountainlair during a routine inspection. EHS works collaboratively with WVU Facilities Management, Fire Control, and the West Virginia State Fire Marshal.
Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist, Paul Porter, removing flammable compressed gas cylinders from a mobile rack in preparation of an off-site hazardous waste shipment.
WVU has over 14 pools and spas on campus for recreation, research, Athletic competition, and therapy.
Environmental Health and Safety conducts swimming pool audits, assists with planning, renovating, and construction of new facilities. Mike Trantham, Registered Sanitarian, provides consultation and training for WVU's pool and spa operators so to assure the best and safest experience for WVU's customers.
EHS ensures that students, faculty, staff, and visitors are protected from contact with asbestos. In preparation for renovations and demolitions, the unit inspects the area for suspect asbestos-containing building materials. Above, an EHS specialist takes samples from pipes in a crawlspace.