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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.

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Concerned About Indoor Air Quality


OWASA Headquarters
Temporary Change in OWASA’s Water Disinfection Process in March 2021

February 22, 2021

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

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the UNC Health clinic at the Friday Center. (Photo courtesy UNC Health)
University’s Frontline Essential Workers Next in Vaccine Line

January 26, 2021

Here’s what Carolina’s frontline essential workers need to know about their next steps to getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Chancellor Guskiewicz gets a flu shot
We Are the Champions … Again

January 20, 2021

For the third year in a row, Carolina takes the title for flu vaccinations.

Testing for COVID-19 in the Spring Semester
Carolina Testing Program Update

January 11, 2021

The University is implementing a robust testing program for the Spring 2021 semester that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. See the recent HR posting regarding Carolina Testing Program for details, which reviews actions for employees who both access campus regularly and are working from home.