Environmental Health and Safety Policy | KCTCS

Administrative Policies

Kentucky Community and Technical College System Environmental Health and Safety Policy

Policy Number: 3.3.6

Current Effective Date: 11/25/2014

Original Effective Date: 04/30/1999

Revision Dates: 03/29/2005, 11/07/2006, 11/25/2014

Revision Number: 3

Revision Summary:

Responsible Official: Vice President, Administrative Services

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KCTCS Policy 3.3.6 establishes the necessary structure to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental health and safety laws and regulations. KCTCS policy requires compliance throughout the system at all colleges and campuses. Procedures created by authority of this policy shall mandate compliance as well as promote a culture of environmental stewardship and social responsibility at KCTCS.

The responsible party shall be the Facilities Management, Division of Environmental Health and Safety.

3.3.6.1 Statement of Authority

The KCTCS President delegates to college presidents the requirement and authority to allocate resources, both monetary and human, to fulfill the programs implemented as part of this policy. The KCTCS Division of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS) shall create, implement, and oversee the procedures and programs necessary to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations applicable to the system.

3.3.6.2 Application of Policy

DEHS shall monitor the programs and procedures established under authority of this policy to maintain compliance with local, state, and federal mandates. College employees at all levels will work with DEHS to maintain compliance with the law and to ensure the environmental health and safety of their campuses, departments, and areas of responsibility. DEHS shall establish working groups within KCTCS to develop and enforce specific safety and health programs, to interface with regulatory agencies and to provide technical consultation to managers.

3.3.6.3 Division of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS)

This policy establishes the KCTCS DEHS which shall provide technical, regulatory and management services to all colleges and campuses for any and all occupational and/or environmental health and safety issues. Each college shall designate an officer of environmental health and safety who will work with and receive support from the KCTCS DEHS.

The KCTCS DEHS shall develop, establish, and implement system-wide programs for environmental health and safety. The programs developed, established, and implemented shall include those programs required by local, state, and federal law as well as any discretionary programs necessary to ensure the environmental health and safety of employees, students, and visitors.

3.3.6.4 Promulgation of Procedures and Processes

KCTCS DEHS, in accordance with KCTCS policy, shall promulgate procedures and processes necessary to comply with local, state, and federal law. Procedures and processes may include the creation of a system-wide work group to address environmental health and safety issues. All colleges and the System Office shall be represented on the EHS Working Group.