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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


Water fountain
Updates: Lead Testing and Corrective Action/Remediation

March 30, 2023

EHS has been testing water fixtures since August 2022 after lead was discovered in some water fixtures on campus. We have reached the end of our fourth phase of testing, which means all drinking fixtures across campus have been tested for lead.

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.