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What Are EHS Services?

Environmental Health and Safety Provides several listed services. Some have direct links to resources. If those do not solve your need, please complete a Service Request Form to describe your need. Note: the list is subject to change.

Learn about the Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) Program at UTK. To request services, please use the Service Request form.

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Biosafety Cabinets are used in research settings and require periodic certification. To request services, contact Safety Plus.

Crystal Echols
Safety Plus LLC
423-822-0487 Phone ext. 107
423-822-0547 Fax
877-821-9822 Toll-Free
crystal@safetyplusllc.com
www.safetyplusllc.com

EHS Software can include systems such as iMedris, EHS Assist, or other Safety Information Management Systems, such as the Chemical Inventory. To request services, please use the Service Request form.

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EHS can provide Ergonomic assessments on a limited basis.

Please follow all instructions on the Ergonomic guidance page before making a request.

Only after you have used the self-guided resources can you request an ergonomic assessment.

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If you have a known problem with a Safety Shower or eyewash, please submit repair tickets to Facilities Services. If you have additional needs or an unresolved problem, please complete the Service Request form.

Submit Repair Ticket to Facilities Services

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Fire Drills are performed by the Fire & Life Safety group. If you have questions or needs related to scheduled fire drills or would like to request one for your building, please complete the Service Request form.

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Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs) of several types are distributed on campus in key locations. They are evaluated regularly. Related services can be requesting an inspection of a missed PFE, replacement of a discharged or low-pressure extinguisher. To learn more, visit Fire Extinguisher Program. Please complete the Service request form.

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Chemical fume hoods are used where it is necessary to ventilate hazardous materials that pose a respiratory or health risk. They are inspected annually by Lab Safety Services and Radiation Safety. If you suspect your hood is not operating correctly, please use the Service Request form to notify us. Please indicate if you are using a rad or non-rad hood.Complete a Service Request Form

Hazardous Waste is usually brought directly to the nearest EHS Hazardous Waste room during normal open hours. Please consult the Hazardous Waste Pickup Schedule. Some situations may require EHS assistance. If you have a situation for which you need assistance, you have found unknown materials, or you have drums that need picking up, please use the Service Request form.

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When a new lab is created, several actions need to happen. There may be a need to generate a chemical inventory or prepare door signage or other tasks.

To request a lab commissioning, please use the Service Request form.

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For more information, see: Lab Decommissioning & Decommissioning

When a lab is shut down or prepared for transfer to new ownership, several actions must be taken to account for safety and compliance issues.

To request a lab decommissioning, please use the Service Request form.

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For more information, see: Lab Decommissioning & Decommissioning

Respirator fit testing is performed in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard and the UTK Respiratory Protection Program.

Processes have been implemented to cover UTK, UTIA, and the GSM through efficient and recurring Fit Testing events.

For groups of 10 or more, accommodations may be made to come to your location to complete the fit testing depending on EHS staff availability.

Ensure you have completed critical Respiratory Protection Program steps and Schedule a fit test here.

Schedule a Fit Test

If you have extenuating circumstances such as a large group or urgent need, please make a request using the Service Request Form.

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To request services, please use the Service Request form.

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If you have other needs, please consider a Technical Assistance Request. This option is often used to request guidance or an evaluation of a situation. This option is not a place to report Hazardous Conditions or Near Misses.

To request technical assistance, please use the Service Request form.

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EHS is collecting training resources in one location. Please visit our course list.

Visit our course list

Please contact us via the Service Request Form if you have additional needs.

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