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Environmental Health & Safety

Report a Safety Concern or Incident

To report an environmental health and safety concern or hazard, or to request an audit, inspection, consultation, or to ask specific EHS questions contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@tntech.edu or your Lab Safety Director/Coordinator or Building Coordinator as appropriate.

Report an Incident

Environmental Health and Safety’s role is to evaluate EHS related incidents to determine the root cause and to recommend preventive or corrective actions. An EHS related incident may include:

Injury, Illness, or Exposure – Any injury, work-related or lab-related illnesses or any known or potential exposure.

Near-miss – A near-miss is a potential hazard or incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, injury or damage easily could have occurred, such as explosions, fires, equipment failure, and lab spills contained and immediately cleaned up, or other similar incidents.

Environmental – Release of a material that impacts air, land, or water (including sanitary and storm sewer) or other environmental non-compliance.

If you are a Tennessee Tech University employee who has been injured on the job, regardless of extent, immediately notify your supervisor and follow the Human Resources procedures for Reporting a Work-Related Injury or Illness.

All others including students, visitors and Non-Tennessee Tech University employees who are injured on campus should immediately call University Police at x3234 to file a report.

Notify EHS at ehs@tntech.edu of the incident as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after the incident. EHS may reach out to receive additional information or documentation to conduct a follow-up evaluation as necessary or simply gather information, compile statistics etc.

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