Environmental Programs

The Environmental Management (EM) program provides compliance guidance and assistance to faculty, students, engineers, project managers and other staff at the Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown campuses.

Activities of the EM group include: writing permit applications; preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; maintaining compliance records; collection, segregation and proper disposal of hazardous wastes; monitoring regulatory changes at local, state and federal levels and developing new regulatory compliance programs as necessary.

The following campus operations are supported by the EM program.

Operation Regulatory Driver
Steam Plant Clean Air Act (CAA); Title V Permit
Refrigeration Plants Clean Water Act (CWA); Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Local Sewer Ordinances
Underground Storage Tanks CAA; Title V Permit; Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR); Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board (PUSTR)
Aboveground Storage Tanks CWA; Oil Pollution Act (OPA); Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
Research/Teaching Laboratories, Art Studios, Facilities Operations, etc. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Department of Transportation (DOT); TSCA;   Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

Fire Safety

Miami University Fire Safety meets the requirements of the Ohio Fire Code and OSHA regulations adopted by the State of Ohio.

The core components of the Fire Safety Program are: education, engineering, and enforcement. Program implementation is based on the level of risk within each occupancy type or specific function.

Fire Safety staff focus on three key issues: fire prevention, life safety, and emergency planning and preparedness.

Hazardous Waste Management

ES&RM manages the collection, transportation, storage, and disposal of waste chemicals generated by academic and support functions.

The Environmental Manager coordinates the collection and disposal of all chemicals according to the cradle to grave concept mandated by the EPA. Every effort is made to reduce the volume and toxicity of chemicals through waste minimization practices.

Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene

Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene provide services that include worksite evaluations, monitoring, training, and consultation in support of OSHA regulations adopted by the State of Ohio.

Those efforts involve the detection, evaluation, and monitoring of chemical, physical, and biological hazards present in the workplace.

An educational component develops and conducts health and safety training in support of numerous campus functions.
Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety administers the procurement, use, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation generating equipment.

Radiation safety staff provide administrative and technical services designed to achieve compliance with Ohio Department of Health regulations.

Other Services

In addition to the specialized services previously mentioned, the ES&RM as a whole offers the following resources and services:

  • Material Data Safety Sheets
  • Safety Resource Information
  • Health and Safety Consultations
  • Personal Protective Equipment recommendations

Feel free to call us at (513) 529-2829 or visit our office in Suite 164 Cole Service Building to request assistance with your training needs. Our staff is available for consultation, training, and presentations on a variety of subjects from general and fire safety to environmental regulatory issues. We can provide you access to our resource materials that include current state and federal safety and environmental regulations as they relate to Miami University.