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.

EHS News

November 2016 Laboratory Safety Medal Winners

EHS appreciates the support for safe work environments on campus by the medal winners. (12/17/16)

Congratulations to Emily Powell!

Congratulations to EHS Fire Safety Professional, Emily Powell, who won a $400 scholarship to attend the Campus Fire Safety & Risk Management Annual Conference. (12/15/16)

CVS Building 6th Floor

The latest information pertaining to the CVS Building 6th floor. (12/2/16)

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)

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)