Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Picture of the University of Massachusetts Boston

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Boston's Environmental Health and 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 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 information about stormwater: Click here

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

UMass Boston Campus Alert System: Register here



We are very much interested in getting your comments, suggestions and questions regarding the Environmental Health and Safety department. If you have any, please send us at umbehs@umb.edu or call at 617.287.5445

Wheatley Hall

Wheatley Hall Evacuation Plan

Know how to get out of the Wheatley Hall in an emergency. Learn the procedure for fire alarm drills and download must-have info. Read More 

Environmental Health and Safety

Quinn Administration Building
Upper level, Room 034
Phone: 617.287.5445
Fax: 617.287.3855
Email us: umbehs@umb.edu

Environmenetal Health and Safety new Brochure Read More 

UMass Boston Integrated Science Complex

The new building has begun to advance student and faculty access, engagement, and success with state-of-the art research, teaching, and training laboratories Read More