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New Appointment
Jim Potts has been appointed Chemical Safety Specialist. (7/14/14)
Heat Stress
Hot weather is here. Please visit our Heat Stress webpage to learn how to protect yourself during this type of extreme weather. (6/10/14)
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Position Statement on EMF Radiation Concerns
Due to recent information in the public media regarding work in an electromagnetic field (EMF) environment, as well as exposure concerns expressed by some University staff, the Department of Environment Health & Safety (EHS) has created a position statement regarding the safety of working in an EMF environment. (5/6/14)
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Become a Great Safety Mentor
Read these two articles to get started on mentoring. (4/30/14)
Three Ways to Become a Great Safety Mentor »
Chemistry Professors Promote Lab Safety »
Biosafety Considerations for Research with Viral Vectors?
If you are working with, or considering working with viral vectors, EHS Biosafety encourages you to review the following guidance document on viral vectors. (3/6/14)
Viral Vectors »
OSHA recently adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) into the Hazard Communication Standard. (08/07/13)
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School of Medicine Principal Investigator, Dr. Mark Heise, talks about the importance of wearing personal protective equipment, as part of a new EHS lab safety campaign. (01/24/13)
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Environment, Health and Safety

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

Welcome to the Department of Environment, Health and Safety website. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 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.

This website is a resource for you to find in-depth health and safety information. Since health and safety is always a team effort, please know that we always value your ideas and contributions. You are encouraged to contact us to ensure that this is a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve.