Environment, Health & Safety

Together, making a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve

Committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for all persons associated with the University, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the Chapel Hill community. Our department supports that effort through education, training, consultation, recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring a process of regulatory compliance, and minimizing potential liabilities.

September 2016 Laboratory Safety Medal Winners

EHS appreciates the support for safe work environments on campus by the medal winners. (10/23/16)

Flu Vaccination

To minimize the impact of the flu season, the University is offering several ways to be vaccinated. (9/8/16)

OWASA Annual Water Quality Report Card

OWASA continued to meet or surpass all Federal and State standards for drinking water quality in 2015. (6/17/16)

Zika Virus Preparedness

UNC’s resource page for Zika virus facts, frequently asked questions, and updates on this emerging disease. (6/17/16)

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21, 2016) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with these daily tips and related links. Share these with your friends and family to ensure that they’re prepared. (5/19/16)

New APLU Safety Culture Guide

To help strengthen the culture of safety at university labs and research centers, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has recently published “A Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities.” (5/2/16)

Be a Hazard Hero!

Each employee plays a role in stopping actions that cause injuries and removing unsafe conditions. If you have witnessed a hazardous situation, be a Hazard Hero and let us know! (5/2/16)

Severe Weather Preparedness in North Carolina

Be Prepared. See the best way to protect yourself in a severe weather emergency. (3/14/16)

National Biosafety Stewardship Month

NIH Announces October as National Biosafety Stewardship Month (10/15/15)

ASC Updates Report

The American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety has released an updated version of its “Identifying & Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories” guidelines. (5/27/15)

Safety Culture in Academic Laboratories

New easy to use comprehensive web page on the Safe Science Report: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research. (5/11/15)

Helping you find in-depth health and safety information

We always value your ideas and contributions. You are encouraged to contact us to ensure that UNC is a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve.