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The Environmental Health section works to develop a safe, campus environment through the development and administering of health and safety programs, which are critical to the safety and well-being of the UHCC communities. The community colleges have adapted UH Manoa's "Managing Safety through Cooperation" motto and group's mission.

We provide guidance in areas including, but not limited to, hazardous materials and waste management, asbestos and lead management, emergency response management, indoor air quality, mold investigation and mitigation recommendation, laboratory safety, fire safety, storm water discharge permitting, and other various occupational health and safety issues.

We also provide an Environmental Health and Safety Awareness Training program through various training courses offered quarterly, or as requested. Here is a sampling of the courses available for the community colleges.

Course topics include:
  • Office Safety, Ergonomics
  • Hazardous Material / Waste Management
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Blood borne Pathogen
  • Golf / Utility Cart Safe Driving
  • Body Mechanics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Fire Extinguisher Usage
Contact Information:
To schedule training or consultation, contact Miles Nirei at (808) 956-9464 or cell (808) 366-9464. You can also email nirei@hawaii.edu.

To report a possible environmental health issues or concerns, contact your campus Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services and the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist.

Helpful Links
UH Manoa Environmental Health and Safety Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laws & Regulations
Examples of common university and college violations
Hawai'i State Government Environmental Health
Hawai'i State Civil Defense
Honolulu City & County Recycling Information
Pacific Disaster Center