Environmental Health and Safety
The Department of Environmental Health & Safety provides professional guidance and
leadership to the University in achieving regulatory compliance, and promotes a culture
of safety and environmental stewardship. Explore our website to learn more about specific
We strive to be a high performing organization comprised of dedicated individuals who are empowered, motivated, competent, and committed to improving the communities in which we live and work. We will help other University constituents to be responsible caretakers of the resources that are used in our daily lives, and to manage those resources so that they are available for future generations. We are convinced that a safe working and learning environment is critical to the University's success.
It is NEVER safe to leave a toddler, disabled person or pet locked in a car, even in the winter. If you have a toddler in your household, lock your cars, even in your own driveway. Kids play in cars or wander outside and get into a car and can die in 10 minutes! Already 24 young children have died in hot cars in 2019! Cars can heat up quickly when left in the sun. Find out more. Get resources in both English and Spanish from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
North American summers are hot. Sometimes spring and fall temperatures reach dangerous levels as well. Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. In addition to the resources below, OSHA offers a free OSHA Heat Safety App for both Android and iPhone.