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Heat Alert!
Take special precautions to avoid heat-related illness in unusually hot weather when working outdoors or in unconditioned indoor environments. (06/15/15)
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June is National Safety Month
The National Safety Council announces that June is National Safety Month and a great time to be a UNC-CH Hazard Hero. (05/28/15)
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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. (05/27/15)
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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. (05/11/15)
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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! (04/17/15)
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Important Travel Warning Information
There have been recent outbreaks of communicable diseases in other parts of the world including Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea and Sierra Leone as well as increased cases of a new and serious respiratory virus known as MERS or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. (updated 06/19/15)
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Freezer Location Inventory
We are asking every Principal Investigator or Safety Supervisor of a laboratory with a Laboratory Safety Plan to complete a freezer location inventory form by January 5, 2015. (12/09/14)
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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.