Department: Environmental, Health
& Safety Department
Manager: Gregg Sponburgh
Office Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 2209 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
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The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Department is responsible for ensuring Medical Center compliance with all pertinent environmental, health and safety regulations required by relevant agencies and organizations including, but not limited to:
National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO)
United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Health and Safety
The EHS Department oversees chemical safety, fire safety and general safety at the Medical Center and works with other departments in an effort to provide a safe facility for staff, patients and visitors that minimizes the likelihood of injuries.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center is committed to being environmentally responsible through pollution prevention, compliance with all applicable environmental, legal and other requirements, and to continually work to improve its impact on the environment.
The EHS Department is responsible for improving the Medical Center's environmental performance and making the hospital "greener". In 2005, St. Elizabeth Medical Center became one of the first hospitals in the country with a formalized Environmental Management System registered to the ISO 14000 standard. The EHS Department leads the Medical Center's multi-disciplinary "Green Team" that is committed to encouraging environmental responsibility in employees, patients, visitors and the community. The Team identifies, evaluates and facilitates opportunities for improving the Medical Center’s environmental performance in:
Minimizing the use of energy and natural resources
Minimizing waste generation
Minimizing the quantity and toxicity of hazardous materials used
Other activities with environmental benefits