Environmental Affairs and Occupational Health & Safety

Mission statement

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.

  • Dial 8112 from any College phone

  • Dial 203-575-8112 from all other phones.

** 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.

NVCC Health & Safety Committee

Members of the committee

Members of the Health & Safety Committee strive to find ways to improve safety and reduce injuries at NVCC. Please contact any of the following members, or your supervisor or instructor, to report an unsafe condition or unsafe act that may lead to an injury. 

Meeting minutes

The committee meets quarterly, or more frequently, if needed. Copies of the meeting minutes can be viewed below:

Sept 26, 2013

April 4, 2013

December 6, 2012

October 4, 2012

May 3, 2012

February 9, 2012

October 13, 2011

April 27, 2011