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Environmental Health & Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety (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 built upon best practices, 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

For more information about our Stormwater Management Program visit the Stormwater Information page.

Report any stormwater issues or incidents to the OEHS office by email or phone.

OEHS has an experienced professional staff that operates as a coordinated team working to enhance and support the University's educational and research objectives.

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We are very interested in getting any questions and suggestions regarding the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. If you have any comments, please email us at or call 617.287.5445.