The Environmental Affairs and Occupational Health & Safety (EAOHS) office provides leadership and guidance with the intent of promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy place for working and learning. This office provides the expertise and assistance needed to ensure compliance with environmental, safety and health laws and regulations.
The main areas of focus are:
- environmental affairs
- employee health and safety.
Report all emergencies to the NVCC Public Safety Department.
** An emergency is defined as an event that may lead to ------------------------------------
Chemical Spill or Release Procedures
All chemical spills or releases, whether inside the buildings or on the campus grounds, must be handled wisely to prevent or limit further damage to persons or property.
In all cases, a hands-off approach must be taken at first while the severity of the spill or release is assessed by knowledgeable staff or outside resources.
Low hazard spills, meeting the following criteria, can be cleaned up by NVCC personnel as long as proper protective measures are used and cleanup procedures are followed.
High hazard spills, meeting the following criteria, must be cleaned up by a contractor specializing in hazardous materials management.
The complete policy can be found here:
Chemical Exposure Procedures
Chemical splash involving the eyes - Use an eyewash to rinse the eyes for a full 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
Chemical splash involving the body - Rinse the area with copious amounts of water. Use a safety shower if the splash covers a large portion that cannot be rinsed effectively in a sink.
Inhalation - Seek fresh air, if conscious. If unconscious, report the emergency to the Public Safety Department or dial 9-911.
Ingestion - Call the Poison Control Hotline for guidance. Seek medical immediate medical attention.