Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety Department promotes a culture of safety, health and environmental protection in collaboration with the university community to support education and research. We are dedicated to reducing injuries, accidents and environmental impact, and ensuring compliance through high quality training, comprehensive workplace evaluation, hazardous materials management from acquisition to disposal, managing regulatory information, and by minimizing future potential liabilities.

Facility Safety

The Facility Safety Group is responsible for Building Code compliance, Fire Code Compliance, State Fire Marshal coordination, Fire Safety Inspections, Fire Safety Training, Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Fire Drills.

Research and Environmental Support

The Research and Environmental Support Group are responsible for Laboratory Safety, Environmental Management, Chemical Inventory, Biosafety, Radiation Safety, Hazardous Materials Management, and Laboratory Inspections. For reporting purposes, this also includes research support activities at the Health Sciences Campus and other regional campuses.

Workplace Safety and Insurance

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Group are responsible for all EHS Policy Development, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene Investigations, Accident Investigation, Event Safety and University Insurance programs.



New Biological Safety Course!

We are now offering the Biological Safety Orientation course in the new two-part format. Lecture courses for biological safety will no longer be offered. For registration information visit the training page of our website.

Some Safety Course Formats are Changing!

Several EHS courses have a new two-part format. The first part is taken online. The second part is a hands-on practical in a laboratory setting to demonstrate what you learned in the online portion. Please see the training page of our website for more details.

Upcoming EHS Training