Environmental Health and Safety

 For any hazardous condition or spill call 212.237.8888 from a safe location.


Lindsey Kayman, CIH, LEED AP (O+M)
Director, Environmental Health and Safety
524 W. 59th St., Room L2.61
New York, NY 10019
Office: 212.621.4117
Cell: 917.682.6288

Kevin A. Cassidy
Director of Public Safety & Risk Management



Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), in the Department of Public Safety, is responsible for coordinating environmental health and safety on campus and implementing mandated environmental and occupational health and safety programs for the College. The EHS staff also provides technical and administrative support to the campus community in the areas of chemical and radiation safety, hazardous materials management, occupational health & safety, etc.

Plans and Manuals

Forms and Labels 

Chemical Safety Information: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Other Resources


Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health and safety training
  • Environmental compliance
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Asbestos and lead surveys
  • Indoor air quality
  • Laboratory safety
  • Accident prevention and injury reporting
  • Biosafety and infectious waste management
  • Chemical waste management & disposal
  • Hazard communication and training
  • Hazardous materials emergency response
  • Risk Management

In addition to program management, the office maintains service contracts for chemical waste and biomedical waste removal, chemical air sampling and analysis and safety-related issues during renovation and construction projects on campus. EHS welcomes the opportunity to serve you.

Plans and Manuals

Chemical Hazard Communication Program - John Jay

Chemical Hygiene Plan - John Jay

Environmental Management System for CUNY Colleges

Hazardous Waste Management Plan - John Jay

Hot Work Permit Standard Operating Procedures

Hot Work Permit Procedures Summary

Laboratory Safety Manual for CUNY Colleges

Lockout Tagout Program - John Jay

Universal Waste Instructional Manual

Forms and Labels

Hazardous Waste Determination Form

Hazardous Waste Disposal Collection Form

Hazardous Waste Labels

Laboratory Audit Checklist

Non-RCRA Regulated Waste Labels

Chemical Safety Information: MSDSs and Other Online Chemical Safety Resources

Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries from the National Academy of Sciences

Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries

Material Safety Data Sheets


NJ Hazardous Substance Factsheets

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets

International Chemical Safety Cards

International Chemical Safety Cards –NIOSH/WHO (also available in Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, ItalianJapanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu)


More Information about Material Safety Data Sheets

Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet, Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated

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Online Training Modules (available from the Resources Page in "Inside John Jay")

  • Chemical Specific Training: Click here
  • Faculty Laboratory Safety Training
  • Hazardous, Universal and Electronic Waste
  • Ladder Safety Training
  • Universal Waste Training 

Department-specific Classroom style Training Sessions  - Contact Lindsey Kayman, lkayman@jjay.cuny.edu to schedule.