Office of Environmental Health and Safety

Office of Environmental Health and Safety

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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

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EHS 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 much interested in getting your comments, suggestions and questions regarding the Environmental Health and Safety department. If you have any, please send us at or call at 617.287.5445