NEWTON, MA (June 7, 2006) – EH&E, a leading provider of health and safety and engineering consulting services, has introduced an environmental health and safety compliance support site specifically designed for colleges and universities. The site helps reduce risk through better compliance management and direct access to industry experts.
The affordable knowledge-based solution, “eH&E–Campus”, enables colleges and universities to successfully manage the complex environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance programs, involving federal, state, and local regulations, without a large safety staff.
“Because colleges and universities are comprised of many types of buildings, usually including laboratories (chemical, biological, and art), the environmental health and safety program requirements are necessarily complex, and come from a variety of governing sources. Large universities often employ a large professional staff to manage the program and its requirements. Small and mid-size colleges and universities face the same regulatory requirements, but often cannot afford the dedicated staff,” said Jack McCarthy, President and co-founder of EH&E.
eH&E–Campus provides much of EH&E’s compliance expertise to these smaller organizations through a web-based portal, and in a unique and very affordable way. The solution provides a complete outline of a comprehensive compliance management program, and includes tools, databases, and document templates to facilitate easy program development and maintenance. Web training programs are available to minimize classroom training requirements. And eH&E–Campus additionally provides direct access to EH&E’s experienced team of EH&S professionals and engineers.
A free whitepaper detailing some of the common compliance issues faced by higher education, "Environmental Health and Safety Compliance in Laboratory Operations: Common Deficiencies Encountered During Audits," is available for download from: http://www.eheinc.com/labaudit.htm.
For Suzanne Howard, Environmental Health and Safety Director for Wellesley College in Massachusetts, eH&E–Campus provides just the right amount of help and adapts to her unique program needs.
“The eH&E–Campus site is a perfect blend of support functions for my health and safety compliance program,” Howard said. “It provides a single, easy to use interface for my entire program that allows me to get information fast when I need it. The site is customizable so I was able to quickly adapt it to my specific needs – I’ve consolidated building information from many Excel spreadsheets into one easily managed and accessible database. I’ve got all my updated training records in a single place for the first time. And, the built-in collaboration functions allow me to both share and obtain information with some key departments on campus without multiple emails.”
eH&E–Campus is built upon Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint®, a powerful web-based project collaboration tool, thus allowing users to easily customize and integrate the eH&E–Campus application with all their Microsoft Office products, including Outlook.
Document templates for virtually all required documentation, including a Chemical Hygiene Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Biosafety Manual, EH&S Policies Manual and Lockout/Tagout Program and Procedures.
Over 15 databases that can be easily customized, including Chemical Inventory (with 5,000 chemical library), Permit Tracking, Fume Hood and Biosafety Cabinet certifications, Hazardous Waste Manifest Tracking, and Student/Employee Safety Awareness Training.
The Lab Inspection Assistant, a customizable program that generates inspection checklists and a variety of reports to streamline the inspection process for the whole campus.
Compliance Calendar pre-populated with a customizable compliance plan.
Auto-notification via email of upcoming deadlines such as permit expirations and refresher training.
Access via email or phone to expert advice on a wide variety of compliance and health and safety issues.
Options include web-based safety awareness training programs covering a wide variety of topics. Each topic includes a self-test and completed training is automatically logged in the Training Database.
For more information or to download the free whitepaper, "Environmental Health and Safety Compliance in Laboratory Operations: Common Deficiencies Encountered During Audits," visit http://www.eheinc.com/labaudit.htm.
EH&E has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 18 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients. Our new series of eH&E web compliance solutions is just the latest example of our continuing effort to provide this knowledge and information to a wider range of clients.
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