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Environmental Health and Safety

Northeast State Community College recognizes its obligation to provide an Environmental Health and Safety program that ensures student and employee safety, protects our environment, and promotes sustainability. The Environmental Health and Safety Department is a resource that provides oversight, consultation, policies, training, inspections, documentation and other services to assure that Northeast State Community College complies with federal, state and local health and environmental requirements.

  • Larry Hatfield
  • Special Assistant to the President for Safety, Security & Plant Operations
  • Office: HH106
  • 423.354.5224

Training Opportunities and Guidelines



  • General Studies Building (C) - Lobby Across from Campus Police Office
  • Lana Hamilton Hall (HH) - First Floor Across from HH100
  • Powers Mathematics and Science Building (B) - Beside First Floor Elevator 
  • Basler Library (L) - Circulation Desk, Main Lobby 
  • Locke Humanities Complex (H) - First Floor Across from Restrooms 
  • Ballad Health Center for the Performing Arts (D) - First Floor Beside D192
  • Aviation Hangar - Inside the Laboratory Classroom
  • Technical Education Center (TEC) (T)
    • 0 Floor - Welding Locker Rom
    • 1st Floor - Dean's Office/Elevator
    • 2nd Floor - Student Lounge/Vending


Elizabethton: Lobby Entrance

Gray: Main Hall and to the Left


  • Blazier-Wilson Hall - Lobby
  • KCHE - First Floor Hallway on the Left 
  • RCAM - Lobby 
  • RCAP - Lobby 
  • RCHP - First Floor Lobby

MSDS Online: Instructions for faculty and staff at Northeast State

  1. Login to your MyNortheast account. 
  2. Click on the Employee tab at the top of the page. 
  3. The MSDS Online link is in the Environmental Health & Safety Channel.
  4. Click on the link. You can search by product name, manufacturer, etc.

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Plans and Manuals

Building Coordinator

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Employee Safety Manual

Exposure Control Handbook

Fall Protection Plan

Hazardous Chemical Right to Know Plan

Hazardous Waste Management Plan

Lockout/Tagout Plan

Emergency Procedures

Severe Weather/Tornado


  • Move quickly to a safe interior area without windows (e.g., hallways, basements, restrooms).
  • Move to the lowest level of the building. Tornado shelters are marked.
  • If possible, close all doors as you leave an area.
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and exterior walls.
  • Do not go outdoors.


  • Get inside, if possible.
  • Stay away from trees, power lines, utility poles, and other hazards.
  • Curl up in a ditch or low-lying area; stay low to the ground; use your arms to protect your head and neck.


  • Remain calm.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and call 911.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Do not use elevators!
  • Do not enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.

Suspicious Person

  • Do not physically confront the person.
  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
  • Do not block the person’s access to an exit.
  • Call 911 or 423.677.7927.
  • Provide as much information as possible about the person and his/her direction of travel.

Suspicious Object

  • Do not touch or disturb the objects.
  • Do not use a cell phone!
  • Move away from object and call 911 or 423.677.7927 on a landline phone.
  • Notify your instructor or supervisor.
  • Be prepared to evacuate.

Shooter/Intruder/Hostage Situation

  • Shelter in place.
  • Clear all hallways and stairs.
  • Lock all interior doors.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Remain calm, quiet, and out of sight.
  • Make a plan!
  • Await further instructions from authorities.

Hazardous Material Release

  • If an emergency exists, or if anyone is in danger, move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location and call 911 or 423.677.7927.
  • Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
  • Alert other to stay clear of the area.
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.


  • Remain calm.
  • Evacuate using the nearest exit.
  • Do not use elevators!
  • Gather person belongings (medication, keys, purses, wallets, etc.), but only if safe to do so.
  • Follow directions given by emergency personnel.
  • Assist persons with disabilities or injuries without jeopardizing your safety.
  • If you are unable to evacuate due to a physical disability, go to a safe location (e.g., stairwell next to an elevator) and wait for assistance. Ask others to inform emergency personnel of your locations.

Emergency Procedures Flyer


EMERGENCY: Call 911 or 423.677.7927

Stay informed with NeSCC Alert messaging. Visit the Be Safe page for more information.

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.