Facilities Planning and Management

Environmental and Public Health

These programs provide for the chemical, physical, and biological safety, security, and community health for faculty, staff, students, and visitors while engaged in their educational, work, and related activities on campus. 

Efforts and various programs include:  

  • Environmental protection and compliance 
  • Food protection and safety
  • Laboratory safety 
  • Hazardous materials management and transportation 
  • Chemical and biological waste handling and disposal
  • Chemical hazard awareness and communication
  • Natural gas safety 
  • Water supply safety
  • Wastewater management 
  • Fuel and chemical storage 
  • Spill prevention preparedness 
  • Emergency response

Other functions include environmental control of communicable disease, chemical exposures, or infectious agents through measures such as sampling and analysis, disinfection, restrictions or exclusions, educational efforts, and other practices. These activities require maintaining compliance with the varied requirements and standards of numerous regulatory agencies, as well as Ball State University policies. 

Further information on several of these programs is provided below:

Chemical Management / ChemTracker Chemical Inventory System 
Environmental Protection
Food Protection and Safety
Hazardous Materials
Laboratory Safety
Public Health and Safety
Special Waste Management

Contact Tom Russell at 765-285-2807 or via email at tlrussell@bsu.edu for more information or assistance in any of these areas or matters.