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Environmental Health and Safety, University of Colorado Denver


Denver Campus-specific information

​Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) serves the research and education missions at the Denver Campus.  The temporary EH&S point of contact for the Denver Campus is Cory Smith, whom you can reach by e-mail or by phone at 303-556-6779 (office) or 720-609-9191 (cell).  Look for Denver Campus-specific information below:​

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Hazardous waste pick-ups occur every 3 months at the Denver Campus.  Please refer to chemical waste management guidelines for procedures on proper management of hazardous materials and waste.  If you need chemical waste labels or containers, please contact Cory Smith.  For details on the waste pick-up procedure, please contact the Hazardous Materials group.  You can find a waste pick-up request form here
The chemical inventory system at the Denver Campus is called CisPro, and it is administered by AHEC.  For more information about CisPro, please contact Brian O’Connor.

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Small-group laboratory safety orientation for potential interns occurs the third Friday of every month in the Experiential Learning Center (Tivoli 260).  Please contact Lesley Bishop about establishing a laboratory internship and attending EH&S orientation.
Laboratory compliance audits at the Denver Campus are performed on a yearly basis by Cory Smith.  The audit encompasses training, waste and chemical storage, engineering controls, PPE, chemical inventory, and more.  The audit is meant to assist in compliance with federal, state, and private entity regulations, which can lead to uninterrupted and productive research.  If you would like to learn more about the compliance audit, or if you would like to schedule a preparatory pre-audit Courtesy Visit, please contact Cory Smith.
If you plan to initiate a new laboratory on the Denver Campus, you’ll need to start with a UC Denver Laboratory Registration form.  After that, you may work on a Biosafety Registration with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  A great way to get started on the right foot is to schedule a meeting with Cory Smith, during which you can discuss training, waste, equipment, compliance audits, and more.
Equipment that has been exposed to chemical, biological, or radiological hazards must be Green Tagged before it can be moved, repaired, or disposed of.  For more information about the protocol, please visit the Green Tagging website.  For other questions about equipment disposal, please contact Cory Smith.
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EHS would like to help protect your health while you are at work.  If you have questions or concerns about occupational health and safety, please let us know.  An Industrial Hygienist will be in touch to provide consultation, risk assessment, or investigation and sampling as needed.  
Our Occupational Health Department can provide immunizations, flu shots, TB tests, and other evaluations.  
If you would like to allow a minor student or volunteer to participate in laboratory activities, you’ll need to work with Risk Management.

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Incident Reporti​ng​
Fill out and submit this form after an injury, spill, fire, or other incident.  Please provide as much detail as possible.  In addition, injuries must be reported to Risk Managment with 4 days. 

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