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Department of Public Safety 44 Lower College Road Kingston, RI 02881 CONTACT INFO: EMERGENCY: 911 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

COVID-19 Updates

Please click here for information and updates regarding URI’s response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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


Hazardous Waste Pickup online form (for haz waste ONLY): Request for Hazardous Waste Pick-Up
Biowaste Pickup online form (for Biowaste ONLY): Biohazardous Waste Pickup Request form
MondaySeptember 25
TuesdaySeptember 26
WednesdaySeptember 27Biowaste Pickup
ThursdaySeptember 28Hazardous Waste Pickup
FridaySeptember 29
MondayOctober 2
TuesdayOctober 3
WednesdayOctober 4NO Biowaste Pickup
ThursdayOctober 5Hazardous Waste Pickup
FridayOctober 6

Note: Hazardous waste pickups will occur every Thursday for the foreseeable future.
Biowaste pickups have switched to Wednesdays (instead of Tuesdays). The frequency of pickups will remain the same.
Please continue to check this calendar since there may be some exceptions.

Is Your Office Green?- Join the Green Team

 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!


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.”

Emergency Numbers
On campus: 911
Off campus: 911
Sign up for EmergencyALERT

About Us

Environmental Health & Safety Office
177 Plains Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Emergency: 911
Routine: 401.874.7993
Fax: 401.874-9069
Email: srm@etal.uri.edu
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