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.

February 2017 Laboratory Safety Medal Winners

EHS appreciates the support for safe work environments on campus by the medal winners. (3/15/17)

Annual OWASA Change in Drinking Water Disinfection

In March, OWASA will use chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect our drinking water. (2/28/17)

Powdered Medical Gloves Alert

The FDA has determined that powdered medical gloves pose an unreasonable and substantial risk and has banned their use. (2/2/17)

Zika Virus Preparedness

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

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)

ACS 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)

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.