Anyone who's ever been on a college or university campus
knows that a dormitory is more than just a residence. It 's
a social hang-out, a study lounge, a cooking facility-in short,
it's a home. The focus of the EVC will be to help staff that
work at the school and not necessarily the students who live
in the dorms, since often the students are not responsible
for handling issues governed by environmental regulations.
It's also densely populated, so it's important to be aware
of any potential health hazards, applicable environmental
regulations and safety procedures designed to keep injuries,
chemical spills and other accidents to a minimum.
This section of the EVC addresses potential risks, such as
- Household hazardous materials
- Mercury-containing items
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Lead paint
It also discusses conservation and recycling measures, and
the regulations that have been established to protect all
dormitory residents. (These regulations fall under the acronyms
EPCRA, RCRA, TSCA, NESHAP and the CAA, each of which is discussed
in this section of the EVC.) Best practices for residential-life
management are offered here as well.