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Important Travel Warning Information
There have been recent outbreaks of communicable diseases in other parts of the world including Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria as well as increased cases of a new and serious respiratory virus known as MERS or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. Read More » (08/15/14)
Changes to DOT Dry Ice and Infectious Substance Label
Read More » (08/14/14)
Safety Culture in Academic Laboratories
Two new reports from the National Research Council (NRC) and Stanford University offer guidance to the chemistry community on how to improve the safety culture in academic laboratories. (08/13/14) More here:
Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research »
Advancing Safety Culture in the University Laboratory »
Read More » (7/22/14)
Heat Stress
Hot weather is here. Please visit our Heat Stress webpage to learn how to protect yourself during this type of extreme weather. (6/10/14)
Heat Stress Webpage »
Biosafety Considerations for Research with Viral Vectors?
If you are working with, or considering working with viral vectors, EHS Biosafety encourages you to review the following guidance document on viral vectors. (3/6/14)
Viral Vectors »
School of Medicine Principal Investigator, Dr. Mark Heise, talks about the importance of wearing personal protective equipment, as part of a new EHS lab safety campaign. (01/24/13)
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Environment, Health and Safety

Together, making a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve.

Welcome to the Department of Environment, Health and Safety website. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for all persons associated with the University, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the Chapel Hill community. Our department supports that effort through education, training, consultation, recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring a process of regulatory compliance, and minimizing potential liabilities.

This website is a resource for you to find in-depth health and safety information. Since health and safety is always a team effort, please know that we always value your ideas and contributions. You are encouraged to contact us to ensure that this is a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve.