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.

News and Advisories

October 2017 Laboratory Safety Winners

November 27, 2017

Below is a list of the laboratory safety medal winners for October 2017. EHS appreciates the support for safe work environments on campus by the medal winners.

EHS Hosts First Annual Lab Safety Fair

October 23, 2017

The Department of Environment, Health and Safety held a lab safety fair on Oct. 19 in the Koury Oral Health Sciences building.

Flu Vaccinations Still Available

October 22, 2017

Flu vaccinations are still available at the Student Stores Pharmacy, located on the 3rd floor of UNC Student Stores, and Campus Health Pharmacy, located in the basement of Campus Health.

University Research Week: A Letter from Chancellor Folt

October 11, 2017

In celebration of University Research Week (Oct. 9-13), Chancellor Folt has shared a message on the importance of enhancing our Culture of Safety at Carolina.

New UNC Institutional Biosafety Manager/Officer

October 9, 2017

Dr. Garry Coulson joins the Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at UNC-Chapel Hill as the institutional Biosafety Officer/Manager.

Students Fire Up the Fire Safety Fair

September 14, 2017

More than 200 students and a couple dozen employees learned how to extinguish a fire at the annual Fire Safety Fair in the Pit on Wednesday, September 13.

Preventing Norovirus Infection

September 7, 2017

Information about preventing the spread of Norovirus is just one of the topics on the EHS Health Topics page.

Open Flame Policy

September 1, 2017

All open flames are prohibited in the exterior spaces of the University, with a few exceptions that are subject to approval.

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