Welcome to Environmental Health & Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) provides a broad range of occupational safety and environmental protection services to all members of the University community including graduate and undergraduate student populations. The specific services and support activities provided to staff and students include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Environmental Protection Initiatives
  • Agricultural Safety
  • Biosafety
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Incident Investigations
  • Industrial Safety
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Radiation Safety
  • Safety Training Services
  • Workplace Safety

EHS personnel can arrange workplace or environmental assessments for hazardous substances, noise and radiation.  Assessments may include air monitoring, radiation dosimetry and area surveys, a review of present practices and recommendations for exposure controls, alternative solutions, and personal protective equipment.  Assessments are done in collaboration with workers, supervisors and Joint Health and Safety Committee personnel.  EHS also provides additional information and assistance through health and safety training sessions, a computerized inventory system for hazardous materials, and a resource library of books, compact disks, videos, and MSD sheets for chemicals and infectious agents.  EHS has information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, the allowable exposure limits for chemicals, and can research hazardous chemicals, and physical or biological agents.

To report an injury, incident or accident including emergencies and critical injuries, please follow the University Incident Reporting Process. Please ensure that a copy of Incident reports are sent to the bargaining group and local JHSC, as applicable.

To claim the Safety Shoe Subsidy, the reimbursement instructions and Form are found at the following links:

* The University is committed to providing accessible information and communication to all members of its community and recognizes that persons with disabilities may use methods other than standard print to access information. If you require documentation in an alternate format please contact Environmental Health and Safety at x53282.