Environmental Health and Safety

Safety Training

EH&S lead safety training session

Stormwater Management

Sylvania's rain garden

PPE Assessment Assistance

Examples of PPE including eye, hand, hearing, and fall protection

Chemical Hygiene Plan and Lab Safety

Southeast chemistry lab

Regulated Waste Management

Rock Creek hazardous waste storage shed

Hazard Communication and SDS Inventories

Checklist of hazard communication training topics

DEQ Underground Storage Tank Certification

Rock Creek fueling station

First Aid Kit and Automatic External Defibrillator Management

Wall mounted First Aid Kit and an AED

Annual Drinking Water Testing

Drinking water fountains and bottle fill station

“Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.” Henry IV Part 1

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department supports the mission of PCC by promoting health, safety and environmental protection throughout the District with the objective of maintaining a safe learning and working environment. EHS provides leadership in developing and supporting policies, procedures, programs and training opportunities in support of the protection of life, property, and the environment. Programs include disciplines such as: environmental management (soil, water), hazardous material and waste, environmental health, chemical hygiene, radiation safety, biohazard, construction and occupational health and safety.

What’s New in EH&S

The new Safe Lifting and Material Handling training is now available in MyCareer@PCC. This training was developed to promote safe lifting techniques and material handling best practices in an effort to reduce the number of incidents from lifting and material handling, one of PCC’s leading causes of incidents.

Who We Are

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Cheryl Arpan

Environmental Health & Safety Manager
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Responsible for Environmental Health and Employee Safety


Kevin Crowley

Senior Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist
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Evelyn Prater

Evelyn Prater

Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist
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Josh Barber

Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist
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