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Environmental Health & Safety

37 Dewey Field Road
Suite 6216
Hanover, NH 03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-1762
Fax: (603) 646-2622
Email: ehs@dartmouth.edu
 

Dartmouth Compliance Matrix

Complex organizations such as Dartmouth comply with a multitude of policies, laws, and regulations.  Risk and Internal Controls has developed a compliance matrix to guide the Dartmouth community in identifying key compliance areas, the Dartmouth staff responsible for various aspects of compliance oversight, and where to go to learn more about each compliance area.
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Facilities Environmental Program

The Dartmouth College Facility Environmental Program (FEP) encompasses a number of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards as well as OSHA Construction Standards (29CFR1926). The program provides focused support services in building design, construction, renovation, and maintenance.

Abatement Support

Asbestos, lead, mold, PCB or other abatement concerns are inherent in many projects at Dartmouth, be they capital projects, or smaller renovations.  The EHS office must be involved in all abatement work to ensure these projects are done safely with minimal impact on schedules and budgets.  This type of abatement work is regulated by state and federal laws (NH DES and EPA) and often requires specialty contractors, specialized containment/work methods and disposal services.  EHS can help with all aspects of the work including bidding, contractor selection, clearance monitoring, work plan preparation and documentation and close out.

Essential services provided by EHS:

Pre-approved and vetted abatement contractors, accredited and trained 3rd party monitoring for clearance and air quality assurance testing. Competitive bidding support and qualified estimators. Surveys and testing for lead, mold, asbestos and PCB containing materials. Emergency abatement work with qualified trained contractors. Training of DC staff for small quantity vinyl asbestos tile removal.

Contacts - EHS Abatement Support

Ryan Gill – 603-646-1797 office, 603-359-0316 mobile

Sandy Trefethen – 603-646-9355 office, 603-727-2441 mobile

Important guidelines to ensure your project goes smoothly:

Timely notification – early on: Notifying EHS of upcoming projects that may need abatement of regulated materials prior to bidding or commencing work, reduces the risk of projects being slowed due to safety concerns or regulatory requirements. Notification of all asbestos work or potential releases.  For all asbestos abatement projects greater than 160 square feet and 260 linear feet of asbestos containing material, a 10 working day notification must be filed with the state by the abatement contractor or project manager prior to abatement activities.  Smaller projects must be approved by EHS to ensure documentation and reporting of small quantity abatement activity to the state.

Prequalified contractors: Many projects need at least three bids, also many projects just need to be done ASAP. Regardless of the type of project, a prequalified contractor must be used. Final clearance sampling and project monitors:  State & federal regulations require that all asbestos abatement projects have a final clearance completed by a third party Industrial Hygienist.  Dartmouth College requires on site monitoring for most of the asbestos projects done on campus for liability.

These third party IH's provide the college with the necessary documentation that verify that no asbestos contamination has escaped the containment or is left within the containment when work is complete. Continuous air monitoring outside of the containment during abatement helps reassure the campus community, and has helped provide assurance that members of the Dartmouth community have not been exposed to asbestos during abatement activity. This does come with an extra cost to abatement projects, and requires scheduling the IH's with the appropriate abatement contractor.

Below is an outline of services that EHS provides to ensure these projects and jobs are completed on schedule and on budget.

PROJECT MANAGERS

  • SCOPE OF WORK
  • SCHEDULE OF WORK
  • PROJECT BUDGETS
  • PROJECT COMMUNICATION W/EHS AND CONTRACTOR

EHS

  • ENSURES 10 DAY NOTIFICATIONS ARE DONE
  • RETAINS SHIPPING DOCUMENTS/MANIFESTS
  • GET BID SPECS/WORK PLANS
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
  • SCHEDULE CLEARANCE/MONITORING
  • SCHEDULE ABATEMENT

Specific areas of support include:

  • Regulated Materials in Construction: Asbestos, Lead, PCB's
  • Construction Safety
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Assessments
  • Exposure/Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Fuel Storage and Management - Underground (UST) and Aboveground (AST) Storage Tanks
  • Industrial Discharge Permits (waste water)
  • OSHA/EPA and State Requirements
  • Training Requirements

 

Abatement Policies

Asbestos Containing Material Abatement and Removal

Asbestos Containing Roofing Material SOP

Asbestos FAQ

Asbestos Flow Chart

Exposure to Damaged Asbestos Containing Material

Asbestos Flooring SOP

Removal of Transite Shingles and Panels

 

 Regulated Building Materials

 

 Fuel Storage and Management

 Liquid petroleum such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel, heating oil, and waste oils that are stored in permanent tanks or drums, in excess of 55-gallons, may need to be registered with the New Hampshire DES. Please contact the EHS office for more information concerning your fuel storage system.

  • Always clean-up drips and spills immediately. 
  • Be sure to pick-up Speedy Dry or other absorbents within 30 minutes of placing it on the spill.
  • Contact EHS for proper disposal.

 

 

The Hazardous Materials Management Plan for Project Managers/Supervisors (The Plan)

The Contractor Qualification Guide (The Guide)

NPDES Storm Water Flowchart

 

 

For more information, please email EHS

Last Updated: 6/30/17