Environmental Health and Safety
Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Boston's Environmental Health & Safety Office
The EHS Office has the overall responsibility and authority to develop policies, programs, and procedures to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment for all faculty, staff, and students. To advance and support the university's teaching, learning and research activities, all EHS initiatives are based on generally-accepted standards of care, which include applicable federal and state regulation, nationally recognized codes and established professional practices. Program areas include:
- pollution prevention, and environmental regulatory compliance
- hazardous materials management
- laboratory and chemical health and safety
- fire and life safety
- worker protection and industrial hygiene.
Providing these EHS services is a professionally challenging responsibility that requires the EHS professional staff to operate as an interactive, cross-funtional team to find creative ways to ensure that implementation enhances and supports the university's educational and research objectives.
Report drainage problems or potential stormwater pollution issues, spills or other environmental issues - call 617.287.5445