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Role of Department of Environment, Health and Safety

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 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.

The University emphasizes an integrated systems approach, as well as safety education and training as the primary means of achieving this goal. The Environment, Health and Safety department is primarily responsible for environment, health and safety functions at the University, by developing EHS programs and performing various periodic inspections. Department heads, faculty members, and supervisors are considered directly responsible for maintaining full compliance with State and Federal regulations and University safety policies and procedures.

EHS Organizational Chart

Mission Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Environment, Health and Safety supports the University’s core mission of teaching, research, and service by providing comprehensive environmental, health and safety services to the University community. This includes education through training and consultation, maintaining a safe environment through recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring a process of regulatory compliance, and minimizing future potential liabilities.

Mission of the Organization

  • Provide a safe work place.
  • Ensure a process of compliance.
  • Minimize future potential liabilities.

Values of the EHS Organization

The organization will:

  • Use time efficiently.
  • Be a resource for new ideas.
  • Connect to us relationally.
  • Stay with us on the journey through all twists and turns.
  • Establish state of the art safety and environmental protocols and procedures.
  • Enable us to be all we can be.

EHS Mottos

  • Be All You Can Be.
  • Strive Towards Excellence.

Core Diversity Values of the University

The Department of Environment, Health and Safety/Risk Management fully supports the tenants of Diversity and Inclusion as outlined in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s statement on Diversity and Inclusion.

Directions to 1120 Estes Drive

  • Take I-40 Exit 266
  • Head southward into Chapel Hill onto MLK Blvd.
  • Proceed 2.5 miles through nine stop lights.
  • At 2.5 miles, the ninth stoplight is at Estes Drive.
  • Proceed straight through the Estes Dr. stoplight (do not turn).
  • Take the next right turn onto Airport Drive.
  • Proceed to the next stop sign, 0.3 miles.
  • At the stop sign you’ll be back at Estes Drive.
  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Estes Drive.
  • Take an immediate right turn into the first driveway.
  • This driveway is the EHS parking lot.
Environment, Health and Safety reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Safety.