Deep South Center for Environmental Justice to Host
2012 HBCU Environmental Health & Safety
Symposium to Run at Dillard University from June 6-8
(New Orleans) The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice will host the second annual HBCU Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Symposium at Dillard University from June 6-8. The symposium, the first of its kind to target historically black colleges and universities, aims to ensure that HBCU personnel have the information they need to foster safe working environments for students and campus communities and to avoid costly non-compliance fines.
The symposium will cover topics including emergency response and preparedness, laboratory and fire safety, environmental audits, hazard communication, hazardous waste management, and the interpretation of federal regulations such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. From June 4-5, pre-symposium courses for continuing education units will explore OSHA (occupational safety and health administration), mold-removal, and HAZWOPER (hazardous waste operations and emergency response).
The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) encourages facilities personnel, science laboratory instructors, public safety officers, health and safety managers, custodial workers, and risk managers to attend.
Since founding the DSCEJ in 1992, Dr. Beverly Wright has explored the links between racial, environmental and socioeconomic inequality in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast region. Wright, who moved the DSCEJ’s base of operations to Dillard University in 2005, received the Heinz Award in 2009 for her environmental advocacy efforts.
The cost of the symposium is $65 per person. For more information, or to register, visit www.dscej.org or call (504) 816-4005.