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Environment, Health and Safety

Providing a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve

Environment, Health and Safety is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for the Carolina campus and local community through education, training, consultation, recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring regulatory compliance and minimizing potential liabilities.

Projects and Initiatives

Campus Drinking Water
COVID-19 Safety Resources


Automated External Defibrillator
Campus Equipped with 107 Lifesaving Defibrillators

February 21, 2023

Most of the devices, like the one that saved NFL safety Damar Hamlin’s life, feature voice prompts that walk users through a simple process.

Orange County Creek Week 2023
Orange County’s Second Annual Creek Week is March 17-26

February 20, 2023

Orange County Creek Week celebrates the streams, lakes, and rivers that connect our human and non-human communities.

Lead testing
Students Played Key Role in Testing for Lead

February 17, 2023

Collecting samples from campus water sources gave undergraduates and graduate students real-world scientific experience.

OWASA Headquarters
Temporary Change in OWASA’s Water Disinfection Process in March 2023

February 15, 2023

Starting in March, OWASA will temporarily use chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect our drinking water.