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: 01/01/2020

Original Effective Date: 04/30/1999

Revision Dates: 03/29/2005, 11/07/2006, 11/25/2014, 01/01/2020

Revision Number: 4

Revision Summary: Updated to new format, some edits.

Responsible Official: Vice President, Administrative Services

References: Administrative Procedure 5.2.10-P

1. Purpose

This policy establishes the necessary structure to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental health and safety laws and regulations.  Procedures created by authority of this policy shall mandate compliance as well as promote a culture of environmental stewardship and social responsibility at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

2. Scope

This policy applies to all KCTCS owned and controlled premises as well as all members of the KCTCS community, including employees, students, and visitors.

3.  Policy

KCTCS shall comply with all environmental health and safety laws, regulations, policies, and procedures at all operating locations.  KCTCS shall strive to model for the Commonwealth excellence in environmental stewardship, health protection, and safety standards. Compliance with applicable environmental health and safety obligations is the duty of every KCTCS employee.

The KCTCS Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office shall develop and recommend policies and procedures for implementation, and thereafter manage and monitor the KCTCS EHS program to foster and maintain compliance with local, state, and federal mandates.  The KCTCS EHS Office shall develop, procure, and/or recommend appropriate training for the KCTCS employees.

The KCTCS President delegates to College Presidents the requirement and authority to allocate resources, both monetary and human, to fulfill the procedures, processes, and programs implemented as part of this policy. 

4.  Procedure

Administrative Procedure 5.2.10-P implements this policy.