Environmental Health and Safety

  • Chemical Waste Pickup

    The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has a Chemical Removal Program to safely move unwanted chemicals from UIC laboratories, facilities, and the UIC Medical Center. If you have questions about chemical waste please visit the EHSO website or contact EHSO at chemwaste@uic.edu.

    Unit: Chemical Safety

    Contact: Tom Johnson

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email chemwaste@uic.edu or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/chemical-disposal/request-chemical-waste-removal/

     

  • Construction Safety Inspections

    All construction projects are inspected to confirm all codes and standards have been obeyed. This includes acceptance testing of all fire protection systems. Along with a certificate of occupancy once all safety codes and safety standards have been adhered to.

    Unit: Fire Safety

    Contact: Mark Gaunky (gaunk34@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email gaunk34@uic.edu

     

  • Design and Construction Plan Review

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is obligated to follow State and Federal building and life safety codes and standards. As such all designs and plans shall be reviewed to ensure they are adhered to, while at the same time, saving money where possible.

    Unit: Fire Safety

    Contact: Mark Gaunky (gaunk34@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email gaunk34@uic.edu

  • Environmental Compliance

    For any project involving underground storage tanks, boilers/heaters, emergency generators, or equipment containing a refrigerant, please contact Heather Jackson as early in the project as possible.

    Unit: Chemical Safety

    Contact: Heather Jackson (heather9@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email heather9@uic.edu

  • Ergonomic Assessment

    Ergonomics refers to the science of designing the work environment to the person.  Poor ergonomic conditions (i.e. poor posture, overuse of muscles and repetitive motion) can lead to cumulative trauma injuries, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). If you think your workstation is causing you discomfort, please make an appointment with University Health Services. They will evaluate if you would benefit from an Ergonomic Assessment from EHSO.

    Unit: Industrial Hygiene

    Contact: Scott Dubick (sdubic1@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email health-safety@uic.edu or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/request-a-workplace-assessment/

     

  • Evacuation Planning

    In preparation for an event that may require you to evacuate a building, it’s important to know what you should do beforehand so that you’re better prepared to evacuate the building safely and efficiently should the need arise.

    Unit: Fire Safety

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email firesafety@uic.edu or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/fire-safety/building-specific-evacuation-plans-2/

  • Food Safety Inspections

    EHSO inspects the restaurants, cafes, and other food establishments on campus for food safety. To report a concern please contact EHSO.

    Unit Responsible: Biological Safety

    Contact: Chang Hwang (chwang5@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email biosafety@uic.edu

  • Fume Hood Testing

    For testing fume hoods for research and facilities, please contact EHSO.

    Unit: Industrial Hygiene

    Contact: Scott Dubick (sdubic1@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email health-safety@uic.edu

  • Hazardous Material Shipping Guidance

    EHSO provides guidance and training on shipping hazardous materials from campus.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has strict standards for these shipments in terms of training, paperwork, labels, placards, and packaging. If you need to ship hazardous materials off-campus, please contact EHSO.

    Unit: Research Safety

    Contact: Tom Johnson (johns16@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Call (312) 413-2436 or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/research-safety/shipping/

  • Hospital Safety Consultations

    For any occupational safety concerns regarding UI Health, UI Hospital, and UI clinics please contact EHSO.

    Unit: Hospital Safety

    Contact: Brian Nathe (bnathe2@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email bnathe2@uic.edu

  • Hot Work Permit

    Before any hot work can proceed on campus, a hot work permit must be completed and submitted to the University Fire Marshall. “Hot work” is defined as a process or procedure that could result in a fire if not properly controlled. Common examples of hot work include welding, burning, cutting, brazing, grinding, and soldering.

    Unit: Fire Safety

    Contact: Mark Gaunky (gaunk34@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email firesafety@uic.edu or go to https://ehso.uic.edu/occupational-safety/construction-safety-guidelines/

  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of air within a building and how it relates to the health and comfort experienced by its occupants. IAQ is a concern for the university since most of its employees and students spend a majority of time in classrooms, laboratories and offices. Contact EHSO if you think you have an indoor air quality issue in your work area.

    Unit: Industrial Hygiene

    Contact: Scott Dubick (sdubic1@uic.edu)

    How to Request/Obtain Service:How to Request or Obtain Service: visit https://ehso.uic.edu/request-a-workplace-assessment/

  • Injury Reporting

    All workplace injuries should be reported to EHSO within 24 hours. Please fill out the “first report of injury form” with your supervisor and email EHSO with the form at safe@uic.edu. Contact us with any questions about the injury reporting process.

    Unit: Management

    Contact: Heather Jackson (heather9@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service Email health-safety@uic.edu

  • Laboratory Construction Review

    EHSO provides guidance on laboratory design, chemical storage requirements, and other necessary research requirements. These guidelines are to help Project Managers ensure contractors are complying with applicable health, and safety regulations as well as UIC internal procedures to protect property and building occupants.

    Unit: Research Safety

    Contact: Kevin Cisner (kcisne1@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email labsafety@uic.edu

  • Mold Assessment

    If you suspect that mold is present in your work area, you can request a mold investigation by emailing health-safety@uic.edu with your name, phone number, location, and a picture of the area (jpeg or png).

    Unit: Industrial Hygiene

    Contact: Scott Dubick (sdubic1@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email health-safety@uic.edu or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/request-a-workplace-assessment/

  • Research Training Requirements

    The Laboratory Training Matrix shows the Laboratory Safety Training Requirements for anyone working in a UIC laboratory. In addition, it is the responsibility of each Principal Investigator to ensure that his or her lab group conducts and documents lab-specific training to instruct staff on each lab’s procedures and hazards.

    Unit: Research Safety

    Contact: Kevin Cisner (kcisne1@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email labsafety@uic.edu or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/research-safety/laboratory-safety/

  • Respirator Fit Testing

    EHSO evaluates the need for respirator protection, recommends appropriate respirators, if warranted, and creates guidelines and training for safe use. For questions on respirators please contact EHSO.

    Unit: Industrial Hygiene

    Contact: Scott Dubick (sdubic1@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email labsafety@uic.edu or visit https://ehso.uic.edu/occupational-safety/respiratory-protection-program/

  • Training Record Request

    EHSO manages over 70 live and on-line training courses. Contact EHSO with any questions about the training requirements for you or your employees. To request safety training records please contact EHSO.

    Unit: Occupational Safety

    Contact: Heather Jackson (heather9@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email health-safety@uic.edu

  • Utilities Safety

    The Utilities Safety program exists to ensure the safety of Utilities Plant Engineers and campus workers. EHSO provides safety training, safety audits, hazard assessments and is a resource for safety consultation. If you have any safety questions, please contact health-safety@uic.edu

    Unit: Occupational Safety

    Contact: Randi Provost (rprovo2@uic.edu)

    How to Request/Obtain Service: Email rprovo2@uic.edu

Facilities

  • Building Maintenance

    Maintenance of campus buildings.  Services include metalworking, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, locksmithing, painting, and elevator repairs.

    Unit: Building Maintenance

    Contacts: Michael Roy (mroy3@uic.edu) and Brandon Jackson (bjacks26@uic.edu) – East Campus

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Submit a request for service via FMWeb

  • Custodial Service

    General cleaning services in UIC’s academic, athletics, medical, and events buildings; stripping, waxing, and polishing of floors upon special request.

    Unit: Building Services

    Contacts: Pablo Acevedo (acevedop@uic.edu), Gabriel Bernal (gabernal@uic.edu) – East Campus, Janice Thornton (janicet@uic.edu) – West Campus

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Submit a request for service via FMWeb

  • Facilities Customer Support

    Central point of contact for all service requests and information concerning work order requests.

    Unit: Facilities Customer Support

    Contact: Brandon Jackson (bjacks26@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Call (312) 996-7511

  • Grounds Maintenance

    The Grounds Department provides daily maintenance of campus exterior landscape, sidewalks, parking lots, intramural, recreational, and NCAA fields as well as snow removal from campus sidewalks.

    Unit: Grounds

    Contact: Carly Rizor (rizorc6@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Submit a request for service via FMWeb

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

    Maintenance and operation of all heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment and systems (exclusive of apparatus designed specifically for research).

    Unit: Heat, Light, and Power

    Contacts: Andrew Barrett (andrewb@uic.edu) – East Campus, Tony Civito (avcivito@uic.edu) – West Campus

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Submit a request for service via FMWeb

  • Lamping

    Re-lamping service for all classrooms, offices, and common areas of university-owned buildings.

    Unit: Lamping Services

    Contact: Gabriel Bernal (gabernal@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Submit a request for service via FMWeb

Other Services

  • Campus Mail Service

    Picking up, sorting, and delivering campus mail.  Receiving and delivering U.S. mail. Offering outbound mailing services. Helping the UIC community take advantage of postal discount rates.

    Unit: Mail Services

    Contact: Michael McGowan (mmac@uic.edu)

     

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Visit https://mail.uic.edu/ for more information

  • Parking

    Provides safe, convenient and affordable parking facilities and services to campus residents and visitors.

    Unit: Parking Services

    Contact: Wanda Perry (wandap@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service Visit http://parking.uic.edu/for more details

  • Recycling and Refuse Pickup

    Coordination of campus refuse pickup and recycling activities, including supply of recycling containers, scheduling of collections, and provision of education for the campus community as to resource conservation and waste reduction activities.

    Units: Sustainability, Transportation

    Contact: Joe Iosbaker (iosbaker@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service Visit https://sustainability.uic.edu/green-campus/recycling or email recycling@uic.edu for more details.

Planning, Sustainability and Project Management

  • Campus Design Standards

    PSPM serves as the steward of the physical UIC campus and is responsible for the development and interpretation of design standards for building exteriors, interior public spaces, signage and grounds. We also perform a design review of all new projects.

    Unit: Campus Architecture and Learning Environments

    Contact: Jonathan Fair (jonfair@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email: jonfair@uic.edu or visit https://architect.uic.edu/design-standards

  • Campus Sustainability Standards

    PSPM oversees UIC’s Campus Sustainability Standards and helps units and campus to achieve their sustainability goals.

    Unit: Sustainability

    Contact: Cindy Klein-Banai  (cindy@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Visit https://sustainability.uic.edu/plans/plans-and-standards

  • Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy (CCSE)

    PSPM guides the Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy (CCSE) to develop strategies to institutionalize the goals by intelligently informing how UIC understands its sustainability performance and invests in sustainability across campus to maximize overall impact.

    Unit: Sustainability

    Contact: Cindy Klein-Banai  (cindy@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Visit https://sustainability.uic.edu/plans/ccse/

  • Climate Action Implementation Plan (CAIP)

    PSPM facilitates the execution of the Climate Action Implementation Plan (CAIP) by managing and building collaboration among campus units as well as identifies funding sources and mechanisms.

    Unit: Sustainability

    Contact Cindy Klein-Banai (cindy@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Visit https://sustainability.uic.edu/plan/caip

  • Facility Archives

    PSPM houses UIC’s official Facility Archives (construction drawings, project manuals, material specifications as well as minutes, correspondence, memoranda, financial records, real estate records, published materials, photographs, sound recordings, and other files). Available drawings include architectural, electrical, mechanical, civil, plumbing, and structural plans for each building.

    Unit: Facility Information Management (FIM)

    Contact: Patricia Pac (bpac2@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email bpac2@uic.edu or visit https://fimweb.fim.uic.edu/secure/ConstructionDrawings.aspx

  • Facility Floorplans

    PSPM maintains an accurate record of campus space, facilities and supporting infrastructure. We maintain UIC’s official space floorplans in PDF and DWG formats.

    Unit: Facility Information Management (FIM)

    Contact: Patricia Pac (bpac2@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email bpac2@uic.edu or visit https://fimweb.fim.uic.edu/secure/FloorPlans.aspx

  • Facility Space Data

    PSPM maintains an accurate record of campus space, facilities and supporting infrastructure. We provide relevant facilities-related information and space reporting for issues concerning space management, allocation, and utilization.

    Unit: Facility Information Management (FIM)

    Contact: Patricia Pac (bpac2@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email bpac2@uic.edu or visit https://fimweb.fim.uic.edu/SpaceInventory.aspx

  • Learning Space Renovations

    PSPM creates and renovates learning spaces to enable active learning and enhance student success. The goal of each learning space project is to foster student engagement and thereby improve student learning outcomes. Projects are both research-driven and user-focused to support the University’s strategic priorities.

    Unit: Campus Architecture and Learning Environments

    Contact: Jonathan Fair (jonfair@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email jonfair@uic.edu or visit https://ocle.uic.edu

  • Project Management

    PSPM acts as a resource and single point of contact for UIC’s colleges, departments, and administrative units on all capital and non-capital construction and facility renovation projects. For these projects, the unit serves as UIC’s official representative and coordinates with outside professional and contracting services responsible for design and construction.

    Unit: Project Management

    Contact: Fernando Howell (fhowell@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Visit https://pspm.uic.edu/project-management

  • Recycling and Waste Management

    PSPM sets forth UIC’s sustainability goals, offering signature services and providing expertise and support in Recycling and Waste Management.

    Unit: Sustainability

    Contact: Cindy Klein-Banai (cindy@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Visit https://sustainability.uic.edu/green-campus/recycling

  • Space Request Form

    PSPM helps coordinate facility and space planning activities, ensuring that long-range plans for UIC and individual colleges are properly aligned. We also manage requests for space on campus.

    Unit: Campus & Space Planning

    Contact: Shelby Egan (segan4@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email segan4@uic.edu or visit https://cppm.uic.edu/planning

  • UIC Master Plan

    PSPM leads UIC’s campus master planning efforts and ensures that new buildings and major renovation projects adhere to the master plan.

    Unit: Campus Architecture and Learning Environments

    Contact: Jonathan Fair (jonfair@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email jonfair@uic.edu or visit https://architect.uic.edu/uic-master-plan-update

Safety & Security

  • Accessible On-Campus Transportation

    On-campus Paratransit Service is available seven (7) days a week for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.  All intracampus bus routes and shuttles are accessible

    Unit: Transportation

    Contact: (312) 996-2842

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email rides@uic.edu or visit https://transportation.uic.edu/paratransit-service

  • Bicycle and Electronics Registration

    The UIC Police Department offers to all community members the opportunity to register your bicycle(s) and electronic devices.

    Unit: UIC Police

    Contact: (312) 996-2830

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email uicpd@uic.edu or visit https://police.uic.edu/services/bicycle-electronics-registration/ and complete the appropriate registration form.

  • Child Safety Seat Program

    The UIC Police Department offers interactive, comprehensive education and appointment-based Child Passenger Safety Seat Instruction/Installations.

    Unit: UIC Police

    Contact: (312) 996-2830

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Call the UIC Police Department.

  • Night Ride

    The mission of the UIC Night Ride is to provide a SAFE and DEPENDABLE means for students, staff, and authorized visitors of the UIC community to move about within the boundaries of the represented service area after the cessation of our intracampus fixed-route transportation services.

    Unit: Transportation

    Contact: (312) 996-6800

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email rides@uic.edu or visit https://ondemand.transloc.com or https://transportation.uic.edu/night-ride

  • Safe Exchange Zone

    The purpose of the UICPD Safe Exchange Zone is to provide the university community with an area that they can conduct the exchange of their online transactions or even make child custody exchanges in a safe, neutral environment that is comfortable, well-lit and under video surveillance 24 hours a day.

    Unit: UIC Police

    Contact: (312) 996-2830

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email uicpd@uic.edu or call the UIC Police Department.

  • Self-Defense for Women Workshops

    This free four-hour course is designed to introduce adult women participants (18 years and older) to basic techniques that she can use to defend herself physically and to win a fight in a dangerous or potentially lethal situation.

    Unit: UIC Police

    Contact: Tawanna Clark (uicpdawsda@uic.edu)

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email Tawanna Clark

  • Student Internships

    The student intern program is designed for a student to get a sense of what a career in law enforcement would entail.

    Unit: UIC Police

    Contact: Policing and Community Engagement Unit

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email uicpd@uic.edu or call the UIC Police Department Policing and Community Engagement Unit at (312) 413-2354.

  • UIC Safe

    UIC SAFE app is a free personal security tool that provides students, faculty, and staff with added safety on the campus.

    Unit: Office of Preparedness and Response

    Contact: Office of Preparedness and Response

    How to Request or Obtain Service: Email ready@uic.edu or visit https://ready.uic.edu/digital-materials/uic-safe-app

  • Walking Safety Escort

    This service is an alternative to walking alone at night, on and around campus.

    Unit: UIC Police

    Contact: (312) 996-2830

    How to Request or Obtain Service: To schedule a walking safety escort, please call (312) 996-2830, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Technology and Building Systems

Utilities and Energy Services