Environmental Issues

BCPS staff should notify the Office of Employee Absence and Risk Management (OEARM) immediately of any complaints or concerns related to environmental health to ensure that a systematic and thorough investigation can take place.

Notify the OEARM when:

  • An employee, student or parent expresses concern that the building or air quality may be causing illness, ongoing symptoms or loss of work/school time.
  • A doctor says that the building or air quality may be causing illness, ongoing symptoms or loss of work/school time.
  • An employee, student or parent produces a doctor’s note stating that a building or air quality is a “cause” of illness

An Environmental Health Issues Team (EHIT) will investigate environmental complaints and/or concerns. The team is comprised of the Supervisor and the Industrial Hygienist of the Office of Environmental Services, the Coordinator of Health Services, the OEARM Risk & Insurance Specialist and Manager.

Employees that wish to report their own complaints or concerns related to environmental health should fill out and submit an Employee Information Sheet via:

  • Email: orm@bcps.org
  • Inter-Office Mail: OEARM, Greenwood, Building B
  • Fax: (410) 337-0160