EHS Facilities

EHS Main Office

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  • Location: Chauvenet Hall, Room 194
  • Phone: 303-273-3316

The office of the EHS Department is located directly across from the Arthur Lakes Library. Most EHS services are available by contacting the office.

The people working at this office are:

  • Barb O'Kane, Director
  • Tim Sweitzer, Associate Director
  • Haitao Dong, Radiation Safety Officer
  • Dick Porter, Safety Officer
  • Environmental Health Manager
  • Michelle Kozel, Program Assistant

Container Distribution Facility

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  • Location: Chauvenet Hall, Room 194
  • Phone: 303-273-3316

EHS provides a wide variety of containers free-of-charge to CSM researchers who generate regulated waste. People who wish to acquire containers should come to our main office in Room 194 of Chauvenet Hall.

Chemical Storage & Distribution Facility (CSDF)

CSDF Exterior
  • Location: Coolbaugh Hall, Room 030
  • Phone: 303-273-3555
  • Contact Person: Morris Berton

The Chemical Storage and Distribution Facility offers state-of-the-art storage for the wide variety of materials handled at CSM. Special prefabricated storage buildings have been placed outside the main Coolbaugh Hall structure. Six separate compartments are used to store materials based upon compatibilities.

The storage units are heated, well lit, and continuously ventilated. Explosion-proof refrigeration units are available for subambient storage of reactive and highly volatile materials. Each compartment provides several levels of containment and access is limited to authorized personnel.

Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF)

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  • Location: Plant Facilities Yard
  • Phone: 303-273-3869
  • Contact Person: Tim Sweitzer

The safe management and storage of hazardous materials is accomplished through the use of the CSM Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF). This facility is engineered to safely store hazardous materials in several different secure compartments. Storage Compartments in the HMMF include: Flammable, Corrosive, Toxic, Radioactive, and Special Handling.

The compartments are heated to prevent freezing of contents and are all equipped with fire suppression systems. The facility was constructed with a spill containment and control system that prevents leaks or spills from release from the facility.

The HMMF has provisions for the storage of asbestos waste, batteries, and special wastes.

Both wastes and hazardous materials designated for reuse may be temporarily stored in the HMMF.

Industrial Chemical Storage Facility (ICSF)

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  • Location: Plant Facilities Yard
  • Phone: 303-273-3869
  • Contact Person: Tim Sweitzer

The Industrial Chemical Storage Facility (ICSF) provides for storage of large containers (55 gallon drums) of hazardous materials used on campus. This facility reduces the quantities of materials located in occupied buildings. The ICSF is a covered and fenced concrete slab surrounded by a six inch dike to contain any spilled material. The facility is also the central storage point for all recycled materials (e.g. paper, oil, aluminum) from the CSM campus.

Space in the ICSF is available to all CSM departments for bulk material storage. Because the ICSF is protected from the weather, stored material is not exposed to precipitation and potential problems with runoff are avoided.

EHS Main Office

Chauvenet Hall, Room 194
303-273-3316

 

Director of Environmental Health & Safety
303-384-2561
bokane@mines.edu
 

Tim Sweitzer

Associate Director of Environmental Health & Safety
303-273-3869
tsweitze@mines.edu

Haitao Dong

Radiation Safety Officer
303-273-3573
hdong@mines.edu

Dick Porter

CSM Safety Officer
303-273-3391
rwporter@mines.edu

Michelle Kozel

Program Assistant
303-273-3316
mkozel@mines.edu


 

CSDF

Coolbaugh Hall, Room 030
303-273-3555

Hours: M-F
8:30-12:00 & 1:00-4:30

Morris Berton

Chemical Hygiene Officer
303-273-3555
mberton@mines.edu