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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

What’s New

  • Read about the University of Minnesota’s student led Joint Safety Team initiative and the success that they have had in improving the safety culture in their chemistry and chemical engineering departments.
    University of Minnesota Joint Safety Team
  • The American Chemical Society has published guidance for risk assessment in research laboratories.
    ACS Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories
  • The hazardous waste pickup form has been updated. It now includes a section to request supplies.
    Hazardous Waste Pickup Request Form
  • The new telephone number to contact the EHS office is 874-7993.
  • UCLA professor ordered to stand trial in fatal lab fire.  See LA Times article that includes CAL/OSHA investigative report.
  • Meet Jimmy! We have a new lab safety orientation training video.  See our lab safety orientation page for more information.
  • OSHA has adopted the Global Harmonization System (GHS). The Federal Register published the final rule on March 26, 2012. The effective date of the final rule is 60 days after the date of publication. We will be incorporating the new GHS requirements into our Annual Hazard Communication and Prudent Practices trainings. See the OSHA GHS website for more information http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html


EHS Safety Topic of the Month
September 2012 HPLC Safety
July 2012 Centrifuge Safety
June 2012 Electrical Safety
February 2012 Global Harmonization System
January 2012 Hazardous Materials Inventory
December 2011 Formaldehyde
November 2011 Liquid Nitrogen
October 2011 Fume Hoods
September 2011 Safety Showers and Eye Washes
August 2011 Fire Safety (Water Reactive Chemicals)


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: 401.874-9069
Email: srm@etal.uri.edu
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