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 safety, hazardous materials management, occupational health & safety, etc.

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


Hazardous Waste Labels, Forms and Resources

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

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


Hazardous Waste Determination Form

Laboratory Audit Checklist

Hazardous Waste Labels, Forms and Resources 

Hazardous Waste Labels (Small Size)

Hazardous Waste Labels (Medium Size)

Hazardous Waste Labels (Large Size)

Non-RCRA Regulated Waste Labels

Hazardous Waste Determination Form

Harvard Chemical Waste Labeling Tool 

EPA Hazardous Waste Codes from University of Maryland

Chemical Safety Information: MSDSs and Other Online Chemical Safety Resources

 European Chemical Agency Globally Harmonized System Database

Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries from the National Academy of Sciences


  Material Safety Data Sheets

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

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

Training (top)

Online Training Modules

John Jay College Chemical Specific Training

Online Training Modules Available on the "Resources Page" of  Inside John Jay

  • Faculty Laboratory Safety Training
  • Hazardous, Universal and Electronic Waste Training for the Science Department
  • Ladder Safety Training
  • Universal Waste Training 

 Classroom Style Training

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