Community College of Rhode Island

Environmental/Safety Committee Meeting Minutes


December 3, 2002

TO: Bill Mercer, Bob Antonson, Kathy Twining, Manny Terezakis , Edna O’Neill Mattson, Barbara Legg, George Sousa, Jim Ellis, Lou Rainone, Richard Robinson, Joanne Jacobs, Dennis Melander Tracy Karasinski

FROM: Stephen F. Marginson, Dean of Administration

RE: Environmental/Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 10:00a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2002 on the Flanagan Campus

Attendees: Stephen Marginson (KC), Manny Terezakis (FC), Edna O’Neill Mattson (KC), Joanne Jacobs (FC), Jim Ellis (KC), Bob Antonson (FC), Richard Robinson (FC), Mary Baker (FC), Dennis Melander (KC), Bill Mercer (KC), Tracy Karasinski (KC)

Dean Marginson opened the meeting by stating that he is in the midst of preparing a draft of what will be the new policies and procedures for smoking on campus and the disciplines and enforcement of such. He stated that the draft would be distributed to the Tobacco Action Committee as soon as it is ready. President Sepe would like to review the new policies and procedures as soon as possible

Tracy Karasinski was invited to this meeting to discuss the handicap accessibility to each of the campuses of CCRI as well as other concerns of the Access to Opportunity Department. Tracy spoke of the lack of accessibility to certain areas of the building and the committee responded to her concerns as follows:

Other items discussed:

Bob Antonson reported to the committee that there are chemical respirators available in the Physical Plant Department at the Flanagan Campus, yet the maintenance staff is still not using them. The entire department has been tested, fitted and trained to use them. Steve will talk to George about getting them out to those who need them within 30 days.

Steve invited Tracy back at any time and requested a report from her subcommittee whenever it is available.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:00a.m.


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