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Department of Public Safety 44 Lower College Road Kingston, RI 02881 CONTACT INFO: EMERGENCY: 401.874.2121 POLICE: Nonemergency: 401.874.4910 Fax: 401.874.4553 uripd@etal.uri.edu PARKING SERVICES: Phone: 401.874.9281 parking@etal.uri.edu

Environmental Health & Safety

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 office manages the chemical safety, occupational safety, biosafety, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste, asbestos, radon, and indoor air quality programs.

Chemical Safety
Hazardous Waste
Safety glasses required sign Occupational Safety/Industrial Hygiene
Radiation Safety


EHS Weekly Calendar

Apr 21
Apr 22 Biowaste Pick-up
Refresher: Prudent Practices Training (General)
Apr 23
Apr 24 Hazardous Waste Pickup
Apr 25
Monday Apr 28
Tuesday Apr 29 Fire Extinguisher Training (CBLS)
Hazard Communication Training (General)
Wednesday Apr 30
Thursday May 1 Hazardous Waste Pickup
Initial: Lab Safety Training (General)
Friday May 2


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.

FBI Laboratory Security Awareness Video

Meet Jimmy!

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.

Lab Safety Orientation

We know!  Jimmy isn’t wearing his safety glasses.  Watch the video to see how Jimmy learns to be safe in the lab.

URI General Safety Policy

“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.”



Bucketman’s Back—and He Brought His Brother!


Our contributor snapped the photos at one of his job sites (an addition on an elementary school). “Different companies, different trades, same creative elevation technique,” he wrote. Well, slightly different: One bucket was upside down. The lack of risk management, however, is identical.



They say two heads are better than one. I’ll give you that, assuming one or both of the applicable people isn’t an idiot.

However, that doesn’t mean that two pieces of equipment are better than one. Far from it, if it leads to this sort of high-level shenanigans.

Emergency Numbers
On campus: 2121
Off campus: 874-2121
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About Us

Environmental Health & Safety Office
177 Plains Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Emergency: 401.874.2121
Routine: 401.874.7993
Fax: 401.789-5126
Email: srm@etal.uri.edu
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