Regulated Construction Materials-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Regulated Construction Materials

  • Column #1 Have potentially regulated materials or operations
  • Column #2 Provides action guidance for project managers
  • Column #3 Assistance EHS offers
  • Column #4 States regulations

Renovation, Relocation, Removal, or New construction
 
Material
CDFD Responsibility
EH&S Responsibility
Regulation
1
Cage Washers
Notify EH&S of cage washer location Add to university database EPA - Clean water Act & PWSA
2
Oil containing equipment
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Hydraulic elevators
  • Deep fat fryers
  • Trash compactors
1. Notify EH&S

2. Submit cut sheets on new equipment with each location

Add to university database Environmental Protection Agency
3
Fire suppression and/or detection equipment Submit plans to EH&S & FM Global Written review of plans to CDFD International Building Cods & Insurance requirements
4
Hot work Remind contractors of CMU procedure Issue permit to contractors Insurance requirements
5
New laboratory Submit plans to EH&S Written review of plans to CDFD University procedures
6
New kitchen      
7
Storm Water permits (area > 1 acre) Notify EH&S and prepare permit application. Give copy to EH&S Assist or review storm water permit application and retain permit for records EPA - Clean water Act, NPDS and PADEP
8
Asbestos 1. Complete all steps on EH&S Asbestos Abatement Project Activity Checklist.

2. Alert EH&S of pending demolition and have an inspection performed using an approved consultant.

3. Budget, procure and schedule remediation contractors and monitors

4. Submit the following documents to EH & S:

  • Manifest
  • Final report
  • Clearance report from Allegheny County
  • Bulk sample reports

1. Assist with selection of remediation contractors and monitors

2. Assist with writing of the monitor's scope of work

3. Sign contractor's Allegheny County permit

4. Add to university database

  • Manifest
  • Final report
  • Clearance report from Allegheny County
  • Bulk sample reports
Allegheny County Asbestos Regulations
9
Refrigerators, air conditioners & chillers Contact FMS for Freon and scrap metal removal none  
10
Bulbs - fluorescent, sodium, & nickel metal halide Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
11
Ballasts. PCB & non PCB Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs. Environmental Protection Agency
12
Computer monitors & towers Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
13
Laboratory Chemicals Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
14
Mercury switches Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
15
Oil and solvents Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
16
Paint, liquid Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
17
Lead paint Notify EH&S

1. Testing provided by EH&S

2. Assist with the selection of contractors and monitors

 
18
Underground storage tank Notify EH&S Integrity evaluated. Notified and/or removal in accordance with City of Pittsburgh & EPA regs.  
19
Potential contaminated equipment Notify EH&S Dispose of in accordance with EPA regs.  
20
Smoke detectors Notify EH&S' Radiation Safety Office Dispose of in accordance with NRC regs. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and PA Dept. of Env. Protection
21
Exit signs, labeled radiological Notify EH&S' Radiation Safety Office Dispose of in accordance with NRC regs. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and PA Dept. of Env. Protection
22
Rooms labeled with radiological signs Notify EH&S' Radiation Safety Office Decommissioning - clear of radiological materials Nuclear Regulatory Commission and PA Dept. of Env. Protection