Hazardous Material Spills

A hazardous material spill is an uncontrolled release of a substance that is potentially hazardous to humans, animals and/or the environment. University personnel and students working with hazardous materials should be prepared to respond in case a spill occurs.

Welcome to EH&S

Welcome to the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S)

EH&S is a University administrative unit that assists organizational units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place for employment and learning.

Wildfire Smoke

smoky skies

Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and plants, buildings, and other material. The primary concern with exposure to wildfire smoke is that it contains fine solid particles (also known as particulate matter) that are 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in size or smaller. These tiny particles are harmful because they can reach deep into the lungs.

Outdoor Heat Exposure

Updated June 28, 2022

Excessive exposure to heat can cause a range of heat-related illnesses, from less serious heat rash and heat cramps to more serious heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention because it can result in serious health effects or death, so take precautions while working in the summer heat.