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Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

 

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Mission Statement

Environmental Health and Safety supports the University's teaching, research, and public service mission by assisting members of the campus community in meeting their responsibility to ensure a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment for students, employees, and visitors.

Vision

Environmental Health and Safety will assist the University in achieving national prominence through innovative and effective programs in both safety and sustainability.

 

Green and blue oval divided by a white letter S.

 

The FGCU Sustainability Symbol

The “S” is representative of the words sustainability and stewardship. The “S” is in the shape of the infinity symbol representing unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge.

The FGCU emerald green and cobalt blue school colors are symbols of the earth and water, in keeping with the University’s environmental mission.

 

 What is a chemical? EH&S defers to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq., for the definition and inventory of chemical substances: 

“Chemicals can be found in many of the products we use in our everyday lives. Some chemicals pose risks to humans and the environment. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act, EPA evaluates potential risks from new and existing chemicals and finds ways to prevent or reduce pollution before it gets into the environment.  Use this site to get information on chemicals and their regulation under TSCA, on ways to prevent and reduce pollution, and on safer chemicals, products and practices.”1

You can download a LIST of the TSCA Chemical inventory here 

“Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act Gives EPA Authority to Protect American Families from Health Effects of Dangerous Chemicals” Signed into law on June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act updated the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act”.1

Learn more about the law, find summary information and read frequently asked questions. 

1   https://www.epa.gov/chemicals-under-tsca

 

Important Announcement from the Florida Department of Financial Services, Loss Prevention Section.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC RECALLS APC SURGE PROTECTORS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD.

FGCU Eagles please check your APC surge protectors to see if your surge protector is a recalled item at the web site for Schneider Electric.   

For a free product replacement, call Schneider Electric IT Corp., toll-free at (888) 437-4007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Initial checks at FGCU have found 10+ surge protectors of these recalled items at FGCU or in employee homes. Please check your work and home surge protectors to ensure they are not part of the listed surge protectors manufactured by Schneider Electric formerly known as American Power Conversion (APC).

Picture of Recalled Series 7 or 8 Surge ProtectorRecalled item - Pictures of Series 7 or 8 surge protector

 

Below are other surge protectors you may want to consider

(available through Office Depot):

Trip Lite Surge Protector Power Strip - Black                              GE 6 Outlet Surge Protector - White

 

View our addition, Field Study Precautions

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