Hazardous Material Spill
If you discover an oil spill contact the Physical Plant Department immediately. Hofstra University has an Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Counter-measure Plan (SPCC) and departmental staff are trained and equipped to properly respond as well as clean up oil spills.
The Oil SPCC Coordinator is Richard Eddy, Associate Director for Central Utilities
The alternate coordinator is Alan Lukas, Chief Engineer for Central Utilities
The primary campus contact is Teresa Greis, Energy, Environmental Health and Safety Manager
A Hazardous Material Spill is any spill of a hazardous material or a spill of material of unknown origin that can not be identified as non-hazardous.
If you discover a hazardous material spill call the PPD immediately. If possible locate the custodial manager, custodian or any plant personnel in the area. Make sure to indicate the material spilt, if known, or that it is an unknown spill.
The PPD maintains an up to date list of all materials stored on campus. In addition, a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is kept for all materials, hazardous or not. Copies of the MSDSs for an area are maintained by the plant department. Copies of the MSDSs are stored by department and location. A complete set of all MSDSs for all departments is stored at both the PPD and Public Safety. In addition, individual departmental MSDSs are maintained by each department.
The PPD recently aquired an online system for easier access to the most current MSDSs for the products stored on campus. Access to the system can be provided by Terry Greis of the PPD.
For those who already have access to the MSDSOnline system go HERE.
The PPD is staffed 24/7 to handle emergency issues. Outside of normal business hours, call Public Safety to report an emergency.