UAB is participating in a new cooperative program with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that allows participating schools in the Southeast to inspect each other using trained auditors, self-report any violations found and submit a plan to correct the problems to the EPA.
UAB’s first in-depth peer-review inspection in spring 2009 will include campus laboratories, maintenance areas and equipment, art departments and any areas in which regulated waste is generated, managed or stored. Faculty and staff will be questioned and asked to produce training records and other documentation related to an EPA audit.
UAB Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is offering training programs and distributing a toolkit of information to help affected departments prepare for the inspection and maintain ongoing compliance with EPA regulations. If you have questions visit the OH&S Web site www.healthsafe.uab.edu or call 934-2487.