The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office is responsible for the development and implementation of programs aimed at protecting the safety and well-being of the University community as well as maintaining compliance with Federal, state and local occupational safety and health and environmental regulations. The EHS asbestos, radon, and indoor air quality programs.
office manages the chemical safety, occupational safety, biosafety, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste,
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EHS Weekly Calendar
EHS is going Green!
The EHS office has formed a Green Team and is on our way to becoming a Green Office. We are two points from getting a one star rating and look forward to setting an example for other offices to follow. For more information on how you can be a part of the URI Green Team program, contact the Sustainability Office. It only takes a few simple steps to help the environment!
Recycle Office Supplies!
Do you have extra reams of paper, or an unused toner cartridge for a printer your office no longer owns? Don’t throw it out! Visit the URI Office Supply Exchange website to post it as a supply available for other URI offices. You can also go to this site to search for supplies another office no longer needs. Easily accessible on Sakai, just let us know if you want to participate so we can add you to the site.
Laboratory Security Awareness
The FBI’s Chemical Countermeasures Unit has prepared a laboratory security awareness video (see link below). This video offers a realistic scenario that emphasizes the importance of maintaining security awareness in the academic laboratory environment and reporting suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities. It is designed to be viewed by faculty, students, and staff who work in or around laboratories, chemicals, and equipment.
Try our lab safety training video! Great for use during lab safety training at the beginning of the semester. See the Lab Safety Orientation link under Resources or click below.
We know! Jimmy isn’t wearing his safety glasses. Watch the video to see how Jimmy learns to be safe in the lab.
“Every member of the faculty, staff, and student body at the University is responsible for complying with established health and safety regulations, for taking necessary precautions to prevent injury to one’s self and to others, for promptly reporting all accidents, injuries, hazardous conditions, practices, and operating procedures to the Environmental Health and Safety Office and for constantly practicing sound safety principles in whatever activities are undertaken on campus.”