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Pima County Community College District Regulation

Regulation Title:  Environmental Management
Regulation Number: RG-2303/B
Effective Date: 2/14/96
Approval Date: 2/14/96
Review Date(s): 1/29/02, 11/13/06
Revision Date(s): 1/29/02, 11/13/06
Schedule for Review & Update:   Annually
Unit Responsible for Review & Update:  EVC for Administration
Sponsoring Unit/Department:   Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration
Policy Title(s) & No(s).:  Environmental Health and Safety, BP-2303
Legal Reference:   State of Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, 29 CFR 1910; State of Arizona OSHA Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, 29 CFR 1926; A.R.S. Title 49, sections 101-1106
Cross Reference:  RG-2303/A, Health and Safety


The Office of the Chancellor through the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, delegates responsibility through the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities to the Environmental Health and Safety Department for ensuring that the Environmental Health and Safety Policy, BP-2303, as it relates to environmental management is implemented.

Institutional Responsibility
Pima County Community College District is committed to the prevention of illness and injury through the implementation of an effective environmental management program systems which includes those programs, standards and procedures to prevent or contain an environmental incident.  The Environmental Health and Safety Department will meet its formal obligations for protecting the environment included in Arizona Revised Statutes Title 49, Subsections 101-1106.

Training
The Environmental Health and Safety Department shall provide training and acquaint College employees with all applicable regulations and procedures regarding their duties and obligations in order to prevent or contain an environmental incident.  Examples of environmental incidents include, but are not limited to, chemical spills, wastewater violation, bloodborne pathogens contamination.

Compliance
Employees utilizing College premises shall comply with all local, state, federal environmental statutes and regulations, policies and internal College Regulations and Standard Practice Guides.  All employees and students shall carry out their activities in an environmentally sound manner and must report any health hazards and unsafe conditions or practices to supervisory staff for corrective action.

It is a primary duty of all persons in authority (supervisors, managers and administrators) to ensure that any persons under their direction are made aware of and comply with all applicable Standard Practice Guides (SPGs) and local, state and federal regulations.  They shall be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of Pima Community College’s premises are safe for the environment and that any environmental risks, hazards, and violations drawn to their attention are investigated and corrected promptly.  College supervisors, managers and other persons in authority along with the Environmental Health and Safety Department will ensure that the College adheres to relevant standards and legislative requirements.

System Development
Where appropriate, the Environmental Health and Safety Department shall establish special procedures and standards to assist in preventing any environmental releases of pollutants.  The Environmental Health and Safety Department will be responsible for implementing pollution prevention programs and recycling programs that are mandated by local, state and federal legislative requirements.  The Environmental Health and Safety Department shall facilitate and encourage participation in activities to protect and preserve the environment.